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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Most normal people do not like to be a bad guest at a restaurant. Most of us would like to show courtesy and decorum when going out to eat. We…
In the state of Indiana, laws governing the sale of alcohol have gone through some crazy changes in the past year. It's been a little confusing, to say the least. One minute we have to card EVERYONE regardless of…Continue
Posted by Nicole Marlar on July 28, 2011 at 1:30pm
Bartenders and Waiters today are taking their jobs more professionally and seeing it as a true and honest working career, which in my case behind the bar includes the practice of creative mixology as culinary art. Management and ownership want it to be perceived in just that way in hopes of…Continue
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Posted by Lee Godden on February 29, 2012 at 11:30pm
When diners come into our restaurants, they're paying for more than just the food. With the prevalence of higher end fast food and ready-to-cook grocery store fare, all available for a fraction of a sit-down restaurant's prices, the food itself you serve doesn't represent the real value. The value is in the service,…Continue
Posted by Waiters Today on December 14, 2011 at 12:30pm
Dear Wait Staff
Please take careful note of the simple truths about to be dropped upon you.
They are basic.
And I know you know them all.
But you do tend to forget...
...brought to you by someone who knows the kitchen...…Continue
Summertime offers several opportunities for get-togethers and cookouts. I could argue successfully that the best get-togethers and cookouts are hosted by those of us in the restaurant business. Pitch-in dishes are brought not just to contribute, but are a presentation of our own cooking skills in the attempt to earn bragging rights. In addition, we all get the chance to learn something new, whether it's a cocktail recipe, a cooking technique, or an odd yet tasty…Continue
Posted by Nicole Marlar on July 2, 2011 at 2:30pm
Hey everybody, Happy New Year!, Well it seems that I am starting this year with a bang and hopefully you will have the best year ever and all your dreams come true! If you follow my blog, by now you know that I wait tables for a living. According to my coworkers, I am what you call a "Career Waitress", which is code for " I didn't go to college, I like having cash on me at all times and now this is the only…Continue
I would like to invite everyone to join in on this post by adding comments and suggestions, even if you don't live in the Indianapolis area. Farmers' markets are found all over the world, and as my chef husband confirms, there's no fresher, riper, picked-when-perfected produce. Well, unless you grow your…Continue
Posted by Nicole Marlar on July 7, 2011 at 12:30am