Meaning of “front-of-house” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “front-of-house” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"front of house" in Business English

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front of housenoun [ U ]


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” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)