So You Want To Be A Waiter

The best book on waiting tables that you have never read – yet

Oldie but goodie

Here’s one from the dusty past:

Sometimes it’s the little things…

Grabbing a handful of forks or plates and having exactly the number you need to set a bunch of tables, especially when you make a conscious effort to estimate the number that you’re going to need.

A child’s delight at being in the proximity of a live lobster.

A table saying, “We know you want to get out of here. Why don’t you drop the check now”?

The feeling of a pen with the perfect kind of ink.

The smell of cooking bacon from the prep area.

An unexpected $6.34 check from a bonus from a contest that you had forgotten all about.

The sight of a cherished regular’s name on the reservation list, even if it isn’t in your section.

The guest who listens to you when you say that you wouldn’t recommend leaving a certain ingredient out of a dish.

The glass that doesn’t break when it bounces twice on the floor.

Your first table ordering a $100 bottle of wine.

Your last table not wanting dessert or coffee.

Hopewfully, this will get some of the newcomers to the blog checking out the archives, especially the first 4 or 5 months.


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