How do you transport beer? 8 Replies

Wines and applies to bottle shares or parties and get together of that type.Does anyone have any preference on bottle bags or coolers and things of that nature,any features that you prefer or look for in such a product?Continue

Started by Janet Willson in Sample Title. Last reply by Janet Willson on Wednesday.

Restaurant Shows on TV 9 Replies

I am so hooked on shows like Restaurant Impossible, Restaurant Stakeout, Bar Rescue, Dinner Impossible and Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.  Do you watch any?  Have a favorite?Continue

Started by FOHMIstress in Sample Title. Last reply by Janet Willson on Monday.

Phone Charger Requests? 1 Reply

Do any other waiters get requests for Phone Chargers often?How often per night would you say? Continue

Tags: cell, charger, phone, restaurants

Started by Chris K in Sample Title. Last reply by Waiters Today Aug 9.

What u do when u have a co-worker jealous? 5 Replies

This guy doesn't talked 2 me @ all bcause I tell him what it's wrong,he never helps,he is good selling but while he is doing it,most of us r running his food. When he doesn't get what he wants he just gets jealous.

Tags: Karen., A server trying to be fair

Started by Karen Lemus in Uncategorized. Last reply by Janet Willson Jul 24.

Scammers 7 Replies

This might help someone to know what to look for.True story. Five ladies and a small child were in my restaurant. Not to be racist but on the off chance that you have the same ladies in your section they were hispanic.Everything was OK, until the end of the meal. They ordered a meal to go. I made the salad freshly and brought the food. I asked if there was anything I could get out of their way. one woman handed me her plate the other four  had their forks poised above the last bites of food,…Continue

Started by Marianne Casper in Sample Title. Last reply by Janet Willson Jul 9.

What would you do? 5 Replies

OK, so the other night I am working my regular dinner shift at a family restaurant and deli. The place has been in business for 25 years, and his highly regarded by many in the local area and beyond. Things have definitely been tough the last several years, and the owner is trying to bring this place back to lifeSo he hires this new manager for the dining room, to bring a new prospective and to energize usBack to my story. So i bring to the attention of the manger that my table who ordered 2…Continue

Tags: meeting, burgers, pre-shift, room, dining

Started by Noam Sokolow in Sample Title. Last reply by Janet Willson Jul 8.

Pretty Sketchy 3 Replies

There is a family that frequents our restaurant that almost always asks for donations for various events with a specific charity.  We know they do a lot of work with this charity because 2 of the family members are afflicted with this ailment.  Today they came in with a gift certificate that we had donated.  While there is a chance that they came by this fair and square (an auction item or a prize) the servers all began mentioning the fact that they always seem to have one.  Today's was…Continue

Started by FOHMIstress in Sample Title. Last reply by Janet Willson Jun 24.

LinkedIn 1 Reply

What is the best way to get more to join a LinkedIn group? I am familiar with Facebook and Twitter, but have found that LinkedIn seems to be a bit more difficult. Can anyone offer some advice or tips?  Thanks. LinkedIn GroupWaitress Resume/ Restaurant InsiderContinue

Tags: help, waitress, advice, linkedin, resume

Started by Restaurant Insider in Uncategorized. Last reply by Janet Willson Jun 23.

reward $$$$ 1 Reply

Hi,Was trying to think of something cooler to introduce myself with but I guess the good’ol “Hi” will have to do.I am new to NYC and yes I am an actor and yes I am a waiter. I worked previously in Boston as a server and only have catering experience and bussing experience in NYC from a previous stint here. So to get down to nitty gritty as they say I am having a shit ass luck with landing a job here. So I propose to anyone who knows somone who can hire me I will pay a $150.00 reward. I have a…Continue

Started by Michael gonzalez in Sample Title. Last reply by Janet Willson Jun 20.

Legislation to CUT the hourly salary of servers(waitresses,waiters) and bartenders from $4.65 to $2.13 an hour!! 2 Replies

While I myself am not in the food industry (a Minister here), the State of Florida is currently in the process of working on legislation to CUT the hourly salary of servers and bartenders from $4.65 to $2.13 an hour. From what I understand, this is not a 'mandatory' action that would affect every business in the state, however it is being pushed by and certainly would be enforced by most of, if not all of the large 'chain-style' restaurants & bars. This bill is being pushed by the…Continue

Tags: hourly, pay, bartender, server, legislation

Started by Waiters Today in Uncategorized. Last reply by Janet Willson Jun 18.

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