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National Waiters' Day, Sunday 8 September at the London Hospitality Festival

National Waiters' Day, Sunday 8 September at the London Hospitality Festival

National Waiters' Day is a national campaign, highlighting the dedication, skill and hard work of those working in the Food and Beverage industry.

The campaign was founded by Fred Sirieix, General Manager of Galvin at Windows at the London Hilton on Park Lane, and host of the TV show, First Dates. National Waiters’ Day is now in its seventh year and is being organised once again by The Springboard Charity, that is collaborating for the first time on the event with the London Hospitality Festival, Chiswick.

The festival is free to attend for all hospitality staff as well as friends and family, and aims to become the hospitality industry’s biggest staff summer party, offering activities throughout the day such as football and softball tournaments, food stalls, live music and children’s entertainment. The National Waiters’ Day race will involve hundreds of hospitality professionals from companies across the UK making the 100m dash across the field while attempting to hold a tray.

Anne Pierce MBE, Springboard CEO, said: “Holding the race in association with the London Hospitality Festival will open the event to thousands of members from the world of hospitality who can join us to celebrate the skills and raise the profile of food and drinks service professionals from across the industry – from waiters to bartenders, baristas to mixologists, sommeliers to Maitre Ds.”

To sign up for a place in this year’s race, head to For more information about the London Hospitality Festival and to get your free ticket, go to

There will also be races held across the country – from Cornwall to the Highlands, with businesses encouraged to run their own National Waiters' Day races and to show their support on social media. Make sure to connect with Springboard on the official Twitter – @WaitersDay_UK – and follow the hashtag #NWD2019 to keep up to date on the latest news.

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