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Fast food! National Waiters’ Day in Norwich

Norwich’s first Waiters’ Race, in support of National Waiters’ Day 2017, will begin at The Library Restaurant, Tuesday 16th May 2017, 10am.

Nigel and Jayne Raffles, owners of The Library, have organised Norwich’s first Waiters’ Race in support of National Waiters’ Day which raises awareness and funds for national charity, Springboard UK. All funds go to Springboard’s FAB (Food and Beverage) programme that helps young and unemployed people achieve the skills and confidence for a successful career in the hospitality and leisure sectors – a huge source of employment in Norfolk.

Jayne Raffles says, “we would like to encourage all the restaurants, cafés, pubs hotels & coffee houses in Norwich to take part in the race. Many of the eateries from the Norwich Lanes will be competing, as well as teams from Jarrold Department Store and Norwich City College. We are expecting up to 30 teams on the day.

We are delighted to be involved with a event that raises awareness of how fantastic career in hospitality can be, highlighting the dedication of the front of house teams as well playing a very positive impact on employment in our region and nationally.”

The race happens on Tuesday 16th May, starting at 10am at The Library courtyard on Guildhall, and following a route down Goal Hill along the Market place, up Hay Hill and to the finish line at the War memorial St Peters Street.

All you need to take part is a tray and sign up via the National Waiters’ Day website. The cost per applicant is £10.

Plastic bottles and plastic ‘wine glasses’ will be supplied (you may want to bring a sticker branded to your business to wrap around the bottle), but participants should bring a tray and dress in their normal uniforms.

If you can’t be there on the day you can still show support by tweeting about the race, mentioning @WaitersDay_UK and using the hashtags #NWD2017 #Norwich

Forget slow eating, Jayne and Nigel will see you soon for some very fast food and a lot of laughs!