Expo and DSA

Expo is the job where someone stands in the food window and plates all the food on a tray. They are responsible for making sure the food tickets and the trays are perfect. The job is great on days where the restaurant is slow. When it’s busy it feels like you’re in the middle of a war zone   DSA-stands…

Holidays

As the holiday season approaches, there is a lot of crazy in the restaurant business. Sometimes, people follow the spirit of giving, and other follow the spirit of the Grinch. The night before Thanksgiving, I was told by several customers that it was selfish that we were closed for Thanksgiving Day. Three couples mentioned that to me, and each time…

Sunday Funday part 2

  So we all remember the beautiful day in the restaurant business that is Sunday. Sunday, the day of the week where everything will go wrong. It will feel as if we will run out of almost everything in the kitchen. We will be short staffed. We will have food tickets that will go out so late the customers cannot…

Customers

Sadly, I do not work for that lovely restaurant where you can make fun of the customers that come in. No one gets those hats with mean descriptions on them either. I sadly work in a restaurant where I have to be the perfect poster child for politeness and kindness. Most of the time it isn’t hard being polite and…

Pop

A pop is when there is a lot of people that come in at once. Usually it is a slow day, and then about 20 parties come in. Those 20 parties are our pop. You can get a few pops every day. The Server’s Law* on the matter of pops is: When you have to close and it is slow,…

Takeaway

Since my last post, I gave a little background on being a host, I feel like knowing takeaway is the next best topic to discuss. Takeaway, we all use it, and we all appreciate the same food we love, without having to sit in a restaurant to get it. Now, there are a few things you may not know about…

FOH v BOH

For all who do not know, working in the Front of House (FOH) of a restaurant and the Back of House (BOH) of a restaurant are different worlds. I’ll start with the front of house because this is the one that most people see when they go out to eat. When you work in the Front of House you are…