My career has kind of been stale for awhile now. I have kind of gotten to a place where I want to take a break from the kitchen and perhaps try other career avenue's. Besides my two culinary degrees, I also have a Bachelor's Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management. Recently I applied to work a the Leisure Center of a large 3-star hotel. I thought it would be a nice change of pace from the pressure cooker that is a busy professional kitchen. I went in for my interview yesterday and the hotel thew me a curve ball. They said that they wanted to hire me but that it would be a waist to put me in the leisure center and not take advantage of my knowledge of food. Before anything else was said, the Restaurant Manager walked in and joined the interview. I was in shock, I just sat there answering their questions. Apparently they were satisfied as I was offered the job. It did not dawn on me until I was back at home that afternoon that I was offered a job and I had no idea what it involved or what I would be doing. I was just in such shock because I thought I was interviewing for a Leisure Center position that I never even thought to say..."what is a Food and Beverage Assistant?". Now I am sitting here wondering if it is a job that I can do. I don't have any experience working in the front of the house but they are aware of that and want me anyway.
I have searched google and the duties of the title "Food and Beverage Assistant" appear to differ from place to place. I was wondering if anyone could shed light on what exactly the duties of a Food and Beverage Assistant are so that I can figure out if this is something that I would like to do. Some of my friends have really been pushing for me to take it. They say this could open up a whole new path for me that might even lead me to being a General Manager some day but some of the listings I have seen for the position, it seems to just be another name for a waiter to me...while other listings it is not. Is there any difference at all between a waiter and a Food and Beverage Assistant? I have worked at plenty of Hotels as a Chef but none have ever used this job title. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.