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English definition of “front of house”

front of house

noun [U]     WORKPLACE
the part of a business such as a restaurant or hotel where the employees deal directly with customers : The front of house service is ultra-efficient and observant , yet human and personable .
the employees of a restaurant , hotel , etc. who deal directly with customers : If the front of house was more knowledgeable about the ingredients , then it would save them having to ask the chef for the information .
(Definition of front of house noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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