waitress, head waiter, maître d'hôtel, host, hostess, sommelier (des vins), wine steward, stewardess; cup-bearer, Ganymede, Hebe:
Marie asked the waiter to bring her a clean plate.
the head waiter in a large restaurant
| hotel, restaurant | wine | passing
She ordered a large vodka and tonic from a passing waiter.
He didn't fancy spending hours in the restaurant, surrounded by hovering waiters.
VERB + WAITER, WAITRESS
beckon (to), call (over), signal (to), summon (over), wave over
He casually waved over the waitress and settled the bill.
WAITER, WAITRESS + VERB
arrive with sth, bring (sb) sth, serve (sb) sth
A waitress arrived with the wine they had ordered.
WAITER, WAITRESS + NOUN
Lunch is a buffet meal, while dinner is waiter service.
catch the waiter/waitress's eye
I tried to catch the waiter's eye to ask for our bill.
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be, work as ~
She's a well-known writer. Her father, a trained chef, now works as a bus driver.
study to be, train as, train to be ~
She trained as a painter and sculptor.
start (work) as ~
He started work as a trainee chef.
become, qualify as ~
She qualified as a vet last year.
employ (sb as), have
The company employs more than 1500 engineers.
engage (sb as), get, hire (sb as), recruit, take on ~
They have recruited a new designer.
appoint, appoint sb (as), make sb ~
are usually used with academic, official or highly responsible jobs:He was appointed Professor of Law at Yale. At 39 she was made chairman of the board.
dismiss, fire, sack ~
The club have sacked their coach.
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