Viking Cruises

Headwaiter Restaurant

May 25, 2018
Viking Cruises
Food and Beverage Jobs
not specified

Vessel type: Ocean-going cruise ship

Job Description



Purpose of Position

You ensure a friendly and professional service in the restaurants to the fullest satisfaction of our guests in accordance with Viking Ocean Cruises Standards.  


Your Responsibilities

Responsible for the service operation in assigned area

  • Supervision/support of a professional welcoming and sales orientated F&B Service
  • Ensuring the correct handling of all products, materials and equipment  
  • Ensuring absolute cleanliness and order in accordance with HACCP rules
  • Operation of service procedures according to standards (e.g. menus, decoration)  
  • Organization and execution of F&B related ship functions and special events  
  • Performance according to company standards and HACCP rules

‚ÄčManagement and motivation of the assigned service crew

  • Supervision and motivation of restaurant and bar crew
  • Participation in dis-/embarkation and luggage duty & loadings


Responsible for cost control and adherence to set budgets in assigned area

  • Cost control in accordance to the budget
  • Conduction of stock takes; inventory according to company procedures


Active liaison with guests

  • Welcoming of guests and socializing during meal times
  • Assist in conducting the daily menu presentation


Supervisor: Restaurant Manager / Maitre d’Hotel

Gives instructions to: Restaurant/Bar crew

Receives instructions from:  Restaurant Manager / Maitre d’Hotel / F&B Manager / Hotel Manager, Corporate Operation Manager


Your Profile

  • Graduated education within hotel / catering industry or equivalent experience.
  • Min. 1 years professional experience in same or similar position in 4* or 5* operation
  • International experience / experience on a ship is an asset
  • Excellent English skills, other languages are an asset
  • Service oriented and guest focused
  • Excellent management, organizational and communication skills
  • Positive personality, professional appearance
  • Flexibility and stress resistance, team player, showing commitment


Guidelines and Regulations

Job Description • Contract • Company Rules and Regulations • Onboard ABC • Viking College • Uniform Regulation • F&B Manual

Language Requirements

Good knowledge of the English language is required.

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Viking Cruises

Viking Cruises

When you have the best people, you have the best river cruise line.

Across Europe, Russia, China and Southeast Asia, more people sail with Viking than any other river cruise line. With inspiring destinations, the largest fleet of 4 and 5 star ships, memorable experiences and fine cuisine, Viking is regularly voted the world’s favorite river cruise line.

Our guests return again and again because we also offer something more – exceptional service. The kind of service provided by exceptional people. If that sounds like you, and you’d like to be part of a forward thinking and fast-expanding company, we’d like to hear from you.

Our standards set us apart. So do our career opportunities.

At Viking, we care about your career as much as you do and we will give you the training, skills and confidence you need to be the best you can be. We even have a custom training program, the Viking College, to help you learn and sharpen your skills.

We offer great opportunities for promotion where you will be rewarded for your hard work, enthusiasm, initiative and sense of responsibility.

Our management team in Switzerland overseas all aspects of our operations – from shore excursions to catering and nautical operations – everyone works for the same company, with the same high standards that Viking is famous for. We look forward to hear from you!

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