Tommy Dede takes first prize in Waiters’ Day race


Today is National Waiters’ Day, and some of the staff from Kemp’s Restaurant took part in a race through Norwich to mark the occasion.

The winner? Tommy Dede, who works here at Norwich Theatre Royal in the bar. Tommy said afterwards: “I’m am pretty competitive, I don’t really like losing – so this is good!”

Take a look at the event:

The race began outside The Library restaurant on Guildhall, and continued down Goal Hill, along the Market Place, and up Hay Hill towards the finish line at the War Memorial on St Peter’s Street.

Competitors had to wear their uniforms while carrying plastic wine glasses and a plastic bottle of water along the historic route.

National Waiters’ Day was established in 2013 by Fred Sirieix, the star of hit Channel 4 television show First Dates.

The aim of the day aims to change the perception of front of house and service roles as an unskilled job with long working hours to one that offers a variety of skills and career progression.

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