The maître d'hôtel (French 'master of the house' pronounced [mɛːtʁə d‿otɛl]), head waiter, host, waiter captain, or maître d′ (US: /
In large organizations, such as certain hotels, or cruise ships with multiple restaurants, the maître d'hôtel is often responsible for the overall dining experience, including room service and buffet services, while head waiters or supervisors are responsible for the specific restaurant or dining room they work in.
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