The Bartending Course

I know I live in a bedroom community where people are too busy to think about taking a bar tending course but for the 2nd consecutive semester no one appears to be registering for the course that I teach. Now I know people are looking for ways to make extra money out there but I […]

When Someone Orders a Lobster Tail Do This First

When a guest orders shellfish like a lobster tail that requires a butter warmer at the table always once the order is sent to the kitchen prepare the butter warmer and bring it to the table right away. Naturally if you are working in a dining room where people sit and gab for two hours […]

25 Chapters and Counting

As most of you know I am not blogging so much but writing a story of what I did and where I went between the years of 1979 to 1996. Well today I hit Chapter 25 and I am only halfway into 1990 so I think I have about 15 more chapters at least before […]

Instant Gratification As Opposed to Delayed Gratification

For a long time I was always taught that you should lean toward  things that delayed gratification. Do the work now and eventually it will pay off in the years ahead of you. When you go to University you spend a few years learning your craft then hopefully you come out and find a good […]

This Happens More Than You Think

The other day where my wife works someone called in after eating at her restaurant two weeks ago. It was another server but anyway the lady says she thinks she overtipped $10 and would like that amount back in the form of a gift card. The waiter had to buy her a gift card for […]

Expect the Worst and Hope for the Best

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 […]