Chefs wait on waiters at Wensleydale restaurant

The tables were turned for the chefs and waiting staff at a Richmondshire hotel and restaurant to mark a national celebration day.

To mark National Waiter’s Day the kitchen team at The Wensleydale Heifer decided to treat their waiting staff colleagues, inviting them to put their feet up and enjoy a meal and drinks served by the chefs for a change.

The event is a national campaign celebrating the food and service industry. It is the brainchild of founder Fred Sirieix and run by The Springboard Charity.

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It’s a national campaign designed to celebrate the wealth of careers, and talent of staff, in the Food & Beverage Service Industry across the UK.

David Moss, owner at the Wensleydale Heifer in West Witton, said: “Chefs are often the people who get all the accolades and attention in the restaurant industry, but without excellent waiting staff, guests would not have that high quality experience that we want it to be for them.

They are the people who take care of guests directly, ensuring they have everything they need to have the best meal possible.

We have 18 members of our waiting staff team and they’re vital parts of the restaurant’s success. To celebrate the extremely important role they play, we decided to let them put their feet up, enjoy some lobster and wine and be served by the chefs for a change. It’s fair to say they thoroughly enjoyed it!

We value all of our team highly, from our eight chefs to the housekeeping team, receptionists and of course, the waiting staff. Every single person works really hard every day to make sure our visitors have the best possible time they can while they’re here.”