If you are taking the time to read this blog, a word of introduction may be in order. I took my first job waiting tables in 1995. In the years since I have worked for 13 different restaurant companies selling nearly every type of food in nearly every type of setting. I have been trained by people with decades of experience and have trained hundreds of servers. I would never claim to be the greatest server in the world, but I have learned some tricks, tips, and techniques that allow me to make a comfortable living as a server. I am starting this blog with the hopes of sharing my knowledge to allow more people to do the same.
Waiting tables is a proud occupation. It is not easy, but done well it can be incredibly rewarding. Guests come into your restaurants to celebrate everything from a 50th anniversary to simply (or miraculously) having a night away from the kids. You have the opportunity to share in these celebrations and make them even more special. Every guest you wait on presents you the opportunity to have a direct impact on his or her day. Whether or not you take advantage of the ability to improve their day directly effects how much they improve your income.