April 2012 Blog Posts (10)

So you think you can wait tables?


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…


Added by Ivonne Canellada on April 30, 2012 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

More Than Just A Pretty Face

So much more than a pretty face.


I sometimes come across people who are under the impression that a restaurant hostess is basically nothing other than the pretty face that greets customers with a scripted, somewhat…


Added by FOHMIstress on April 30, 2012 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment


For those of you who are unfamiliar with me, I'm DriveThruGuy and I run a blog called Life In The Drive Thru where I share stories about my daily trials in the drive thru. There are a couple of things you should know about that last sentence...

1. run a blog…


Added by DriveThruGuy on April 30, 2012 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Dear Guests: I love you, but please get some new material!

I am a reasonable human being who has accepted that there are certain vagaries of this business that one must sooner or later learn to live with if he is to avoid being driven certifiably insane.  Obvious examples would be the occasional idiot who undertips, the elderly four-top who just can't get enough of that delicious bread, and small children who enjoy the hell out of dropping silverware on the floor (my limit…


Added by Tomasso Che Guevara on April 30, 2012 at 12:00am — 3 Comments

Yes, it's busy...it's Friday night!

So it's Friday night and our restaurant is fortunately busy as usual.  The dining room and bar tables are usually filled by 5:30 pm and from that point untill about 9:30 we're on a wait.  We have a lot of regular customers who come in, know they're going to have to wait and happily get a cocktail at the bar or sit in the waiting area while I put their name on the wait list.  It would be amazing (although not…


Added by FOHMIstress on April 29, 2012 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

Tipping is the Key(s)

I used to serve the lunch shift at a restaurant right across the street from a hospital. We offered the hospital employees 20% off so needless to say many of them would come in to eat. The problem is that a lot of times the people who take advantage of these types of discounts are not the ideal customers to serve, and this was no exception.…


Added by Mr. B on April 27, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments

You Can't Teach Common Sense!

I always say that I will write a book on all the funny moments I have experienced with customers...and I'm not talking about their funny or not so funny jokes, or their outfits, or the stupid things I have done in front of them. I am talking about the daily moments when I realize that not everyone has had to experience reality. Let's start today with a few examples:…


Added by Ashley on April 26, 2012 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

TheRealBarman Goes Fine Dining

I have always wondered if being raised under different circumstances would have shaped me into something more refined.  You know, oil paintings and Persian rugs and a closet brimming with velvet?  But then I remember that I…


Added by TheRealBarman on April 26, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Dessert Can Be Dangerous

Do you know what Bananas Foster is? Although it sounds like the name of someone who works at Chuck E. Cheese during the day and then pole dances at night for nickels, it is actually a very…


Added by The Bitchy Waiter on April 25, 2012 at 3:00pm — 10 Comments



Hi it’s Ivonne again, ranting about restaurant life and the many facets of this necessary but often ignored thing called serving tables. Now when I started this job in the US, I became aware of the way people of color, mainly African American and Latinos; are viewed and treated in the restaurant industry.


Added by Ivonne Canellada on April 23, 2012 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

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