Monthly Archives: October 2011
I was thinking just now how fortunate I am to like where I work. My wife likes where she works and between us we work about 46 hours a week. I teach on Mondays another 3 hours. So things are fine right now. I cannot complain. Which is probably why I post very little. I […]
If I can I take a nap in the afternoon. Plain and simple it helps me out. Up early and to bed late I need that hour in the afternoon. Maybe when I was 21 I didn’t need it but your body changes as you get older. To do this business at the high tempo […]
Well the bartending class I teach is going great. I have a group of enthusiastic students who are right there from beginning to end and don’t even want to stop for a break. I had a great week at work. The income was excellent and things are picking up where my wife is working lunches. […]
To get the guest to warm up to you say something positive when greeting them. Show some energy. Get them smiling. If you can do that the rest of the serving stuff will be easier.
I don’t know what it was. Maybe it was Ghaddafi’s passing or everyone got a raise but the place was humming last night. Good to see on a Thursday night. Let’s hope it continues right through Christmas. By the way no one has gotten the answers right on the quiz yet. The only way you […]
If I have a table that has ordered drinks and it will be a couple of minutes before I can get them from the bartender if they are ready to order some food I will take the order beforehand. Every second counts when you are busy. I will usually ask if while I am waiting […]
As a waiter and bartender you have to keep your emotions in check. There is nothing worse than seeing someone getting worked up and their night unravelling because something did not go right. Expect that something will not go right before your shift begins and spend all your night getting ready and trying to prevent […]