ISCO 08 Code 5131     Waiters

Lead Statement

Waiters serve food and beverages at tables in dining and drinking places, clubs, institutions and canteens, on board ships and on passenger trains.

Task statement

Tasks include:

  • setting tables with clean linen, cutlery, crockery and glassware;
  • greeting customers and presenting them with menus and beverage lists;
  • advising on food and beverage choices;
  • taking orders for food and drinks and passing order to kitchen or bar staff;
  • serving food and beverages to clients at tables;
  • clearing tables and returning dishes and cutlery to kitchen;
  • presenting bills, accepting payment and operating point of sales machines and cash registers.

Included occupations

  • Waiter

Excluded occupations

  • Bartender - 5132
  • Cafe manager -1412
  • Restaurant manager -1412


ISCO 88 Code(s) 5123, part

(NCvB; Mei 2010)