An apprentice. Helps with preparation, like polishing cutlery and glasses.
Commis de Rang or Runner:
Plays a supportive role to the Station Head Waiter. Helps with clearing and re-setting.
Makes recommendations and takes the Guest's orders.
Station Head Waiter:
Oversees Station Waiters. Might make menu and wine recommendations and take orders.
Wine Steward or Sommelier:
Responsible for the service of alcoholic drinks. Has great knowledge of all drinks, especially wine.
Maître d’ Hôtel or Head Waiter:
Has a supervisory role. Able to assist Station Waiters as well as the Restaurant Manager.
Hostess / Host:
Handles reservations. Greets Guests as they arrive at the restaurant.
In charge of organization and administration. Ensures that all aspects of service run smoothly.