Bastille Day Waiter Races

July 14, 2013 by  

Bastille Day Waiter Races, Waiters’ Race is a race that tests the speed that a waiter can carry a loaded tray without tipping it.
It is possible to find archive footage showing a very old waiters race in Paris, London and Berlin at the beginning of the 20th century. Actually, the origin of the waiters race (the “course de garcons de cafe”), comes from France.

At their beginning, waiters races started to be organized in order to improve the recognition of the waiter profession in Paris. This is the reason why even today the event has a French Touch and organizers used to schedule races on Bastille Day for instance.

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