Hosting

For the most part I have mostly been posting on my experiences as a server. I was hired as a host when I started my illustrious career in the food industry. Now, I will not be naming the restaurant where I work, so the following may not be true for being a host in all restaurants. When I was hired…

Weeded

The word of the week is Weeded. This means that you are overwhelmed in everything you have to do. Being weeded means that getting a side of ketchup to one of your tables, is almost impossible to do, because you have so many other tasks to finish. Everything that you have to accomplish is a priority, and nothing can wait.…

Large Parties

Going out to eat is great for two things: spending time with people you like, and eating great food. Being able to sit with a group of friends and/or family is (hopefully) a great time, well spent. Before being in the restaurant industry, I loved being able to go out with friends, hanging out for around two hours, and then…

Sunday Funday

Working in a restaurant for two years now, you tend to see reoccurring situations. There could be too many names on a wait for pagers, there could be a malfunction of the computer system or even a simple issue with not having anymore cherry tomatoes. All of these situations alone are fine. If these situations all happened at the same…

86

The term 86 is a common phrase at my work. When I first started, I had no idea what 86 meant, and I threw confusing looks at the fellow hosts who were also at a loss for words. 86 in the restaurant business means in short, no more or, or to refuse service to. “we are 86 bottles of Budweiser”,…