Maitres d'hotel usually earn between $34,000 and $52,000 a year, depending on experience and responsibilities.
Source : Hospitality New Zealand, 'Annual Wage Survey 2015', May 2015.
This information is a guide only. )
What you will do
Maitres d'hotel may do some or all of the following :
Depending on the size of the restaurant, maitres d'hotel may also be involved in cashing up, balancing the books and other accounts work.
Skills and knowledge
Maitres d'hotel may need to have :
Maitres d'hotel :
There are no specific entry requirements to become a maitre d'hotel.
However, if you are working in a cafe or restaurant that serves alcohol, you may be required to hold a General Manager's Certificate.
To apply for this, you must be over 20 years old and hold a Licence Controller Qualification (LCQ), which is administered by ServiceIQ.
Maitres d'hotel who want to gain hospitality qualifications while working can apply for Future Leader scholarships through Hospitality New Zealand.
Maitres d'hotel gain skills on the job. They can also work towards a New Zealand Certificate in Hospitality Food and Beverage Service (Level 3).
They may also attend wine and food courses run by suppliers.
Maitres d'hotel need to be :
Useful experience for maitres d'hotel includes any work in the hospitality, tourism or retail industries, such as waiting or working in a store.
Maitres d'hotel need to be reasonably fit and healthy because they spend long periods on their feet.