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What is the official name of the guy in the restaurant who takes the car from the customers and then returns the cars back to them when they finish visiting the restaurant?

"parking guy"?

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For future one-word problems, you may want to use a reverse dictionary. –  helix May 17 at 10:05
    
Of course we call him Peter Parker, or maybe Richard Parker. –  Santi Santichaivekin May 17 at 16:02
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The term is valet.

Wikipedia has a whole page on it. Though I could not find a clear definition in any dictionary, a paragraph from the Wikipedia page says it all.

Valet parking is a parking service offered by some restaurants, stores, and other businesses, particularly in North America. In contrast to "self-parking", where customers find a parking space on their own, customers' vehicles are parked for them by a person called a valet.

Down there on the page:

parking valet – a service employee who parks cars for guests, only from 1960.

Things apart, as J.R. describes (Thanks J.R.), it's better to say - The valet parks the car for the customer. If you still want to use receive, you may say The valet receives an order of parking a car from its owner.

Apart from that, there are professional services as well. They are defined as car valeting services.

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Thanks, please do we say the valet takes the car from the customer or the valet receives the car from the customer or another word than takes and receives ? –  Marco Dinatsoli May 17 at 9:48
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@MarcoDinatsoli: Either would be correct, although "receive" sounds more polite than "take". –  Tim Pederick May 17 at 10:54
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@MarcoDinatsoli - I wouldn't say either one of those. I'd simply say, "The valet parks the car for the customer." Since the customer retains ownership of the car, there's really no "taking" or "receiving." You could also say, "The customer leaves the car for the valet." –  J.R. May 17 at 11:37
    
@MarcoDinatsoli Yes, J.R. is correct but then a valet can receive/take an order of parking the car by the owner. However, in any case, J.R.'s version is better. –  Maulik V May 17 at 12:23
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A 'Valet' is a person who takes a customer's car (in your case, a restaurant).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valet_parking

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Thanks, please do we say the valet takes the car from the customer or the valet receives the car from the customer or another word than takes and receives ? –  Marco Dinatsoli May 17 at 9:51
    
The valet takes the car from the customer. is good. You may be able to say The valet parks the car for the customer, depending on the context. –  The6P4C May 17 at 9:54
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