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THE HISTORY OF THE WAITERS’ RACE

The Waiters' Race is a century old French tradition that tests the skills a waiter uses every day to provide quality service in a timely manner. The first Waiters' Race, organized to celebrate the excellence and dedication of the waiter’s profession, started in Paris and takes place in over 52 countries today. The concept of the race is very simple: waiters have to race as fast as possible holding a loaded tray without spilling its contents. The fastest and most nimble waiter wins!

WAITERS’ RACE ATLANTA 2019

This year, Atlanta will have its second annual  Waiters' Race hosted by Le Bilboquet and The Shops Buckhead Atlanta, produced by The Industry Fund, a non-profit supporting the restaurant industry. All proceeds will benefit the Giving Kitchen, a non-profit organization that provides emergency assistance to restaurant workers in crisis through financial assistance and a network of community resources.  The race will be held on July 14th from 3:00-6:00PM at the center plaza at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta.

Waiters' from all over the metro Atlanta area will compete for a round-trip ticket to Paris and a traveling trophy to be housed in their restaurant for the next 12 months. Participants will be judged on speed, service and style. Participants will walk or run with a server's tray in one hand that will include restaurant themed items.

The Waiters’ Race will be held on Sunday, July 14, 2019, at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta. For the third year, the Waiters’ Race will be hosted by Le Bilboquet and produced by The Industry Fund, a nonprofit organization supporting the restaurant industry.

All proceeds benefit The Giving Kitchen, a nonprofit organization that provides emergency assistance grants for Atlanta area restaurant workers facing an unanticipated hardship.

Waiters from across metro Atlanta area will compete for roundtrip tickets to Paris and a traveling trophy to be housed in their restaurant for the next 12 months.

Handpicked celebrity chefs from the Atlanta community will round out the Waiters’ Race judges to take part in this unique industry event.

Participants will be judged on speed, service and style. Waiters will walk with a server’s tray in one hand that will include a glass of water, a glass of wine and a split of champagne.