The cruise ship job descriptions presented below for the food and beverage department explain the types of jobs available, the required skills and responsibilities and the typical compensation.
The Food and Beverage Department is one of the largest departments on board any cruise ship with the head of department being the Food and Beverage Director. Since passengers are constantly eating, this department operates 24/7. There’s breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea, room service and other snacks. Most cruise ships offer select dining venues 24 hours per day as well. There are dining rooms, buffets, poolside grills, and specialty restaurants. Styles of food range cover most nationalities from pizza to sushi and everything in between.
There are vacancies in the food and beverage department all year round. It is essential that you have a good outgoing personality and a flexible attitude combined with the energy to work long hours while keeping a smile on your face most of the time! Most cruise ships hire people from Asia, South America and Europe for these positions.
Please note that the money you will earn varies from cruise line to cruise line and the amounts stated here are simply a guideline.
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