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Phoebe Montrie
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23 days ago

It can be hard for both the customer, and the folks working in #Foodservices, when a patron needs to change or adjust something about a menu item they’re ordering. The reasons for this include simple preference, food allergies, chronic illness, religious reasons, and more! 😳 📄 😅 😮‍💨

It can be difficult for the chef, to change a menu item that often has already taken hours, or perhaps multiple days to prepare, sometimes even years to find the right ratios and balance for a dish. So often the Back of the House Staff tends to frown on substitutions and changes, even more than the Front of the House Staff. However these situations do arise and there are some ways this can be done. 👨‍🍳 🧐 🤨

It’s certainly easier than ever to find a menu that will have clear instructions about which items are safe for certain allergies or preferences. There are a lot of specialty establishments as well where you can find a full menu of items tailored to your lifestyle! There is a new vegan restaurant opening on my street this very month! 🍆 🌽 🥦 🥑 🍅 🥥 🥬

My Mom has been vegetarian since getting pregnant, so I’ve spent my whole life seeing firsthand how hard it used to be to see a vegetarian option that wasn’t a baked potato, French Fries or boring risotto on a menu. But these days you can find exciting vegetarian or vegan options on most menus! 🍟 🥔 🧆

It can be important to know how every single thing on the menu is cooked and prepared, when you are the one responsible for guiding a Patron through their ordering process. As a Server, you must know what dishes patrons should avoid, or which are safe for them to eat. There is only so much you can do to protect a Customer with allergies, but sometimes their life can depend on it! 🦞 🥜 🧀 🥐

HOW DO YOU GO OUT OF YOUR WAY TO MEET THE NEEDS OF YOUR CUSTOMERS?? WHEN HAVE YOU HAD TO CHANGE THE WAY YOU WORK TO SATISFY A PATRON WITH UNIQUE NEEDS? WHATS THE MOST IMPOSSIBLE SUBSTITUTION YOU’VE EVER MADE, OR ASKED FOR, AT A RESTAURANT?

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Mongoose Simmons

@ Mi'Lady B. Fiedler i originally from the the " The City that NEVER SLEEPS" i can comprehend that some chefs believe its expensive to accommodate "non REGULAR customers" in that fashion. However IF its not TOO rediculous this type of chef doesn't exist in OUR TIMES & to PROVE IT..i.e. he/she would take a ride around town of the other restaurants who're trying to compete in his fashion of food style & (if we could be a FLY on his MIND.. lmbo) when will the sweating begin after he/she's they're counting TOES NOW of HOW MANY are out of business with that attitude.. in my DAY the customers is actually "ALWAYS RIGHT" This in my home town "NYC.. thee Concrete Jungle" if your in this type of industry "YOU DON'T HEAR THE DEVOURED" just(sadly) a OUT OF Business sign.

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Mongoose Simmons

thee OUT of BUSINESS sign ; its suppose to read " So WHAT, IF YOU HAD MY WIFE yo ASS would LOOK LIKE THIS TOO!!!

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Nur Yunlu
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27 days ago
  • A restaurant job is not like brain surgery. It is a simple job, but it requires skills. Those skills come with experience.

  • Restaurant shifts can be long and late at night.

  • Working in front of the house or back doesn’t matter because the job requires you to be on your feet, moving around, and carrying things for long periods.

#jobsearch #aboutmyjob #workfromhome #foodservices #retail #motivation #advice #watercooler #interview #resume #application #wordsofadvice

  • The restaurant job is not great for everyone. The shift can be stressful when it gets busy. If you are not multi-task, it could be a stressful night.

  • if you work in the front of the house, you have to be polite all the time towards guests.

These are the challenges I remember. Let me know about other challenges with working in a restaurant. Please, add your comments.

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Lucy Loera
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Heaven forbid you make an error you either get ripped by a customer or Manager

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Alan Neal

The key to it is “on your feet!” My feet and legs are both ruined from working the necessary hours to make a decent living, if you can ever call it that. I would work 70, 80 hours a week, and bring home less than $400. My back is permanently disabled, my legs still get cramps at night, and the pain is excruciating. My spine has bulges in 5 vertebrae, and my feet won’t stop expanding, stressing my Achilles heels and up and down my spine. I would have to soak my feet every night when I got home. Oh, and tge alcoholism is rampant amongst restaurant owners. They don’t tell you that you have to stay and socialize with everybody else, but ya kinda do have to, or else they will gang up on you and force you out by putting so much work on your plate that no human could ever realistically keep up with. Then, you suddenly find yourself driving home drunk at rush hour un the mornings! I had to leave and get a job in construction. The pay wasn’t as good, but at least I was able to quit drinking! Although it didn’t do my poor back any favors. I had to eventually go back to school and get a degree, so I could get a real job. That’s the lesson in all of this: don’t waste your youth breaking your back to make $400 a week. Go to school. Get a degree in something that will make you happy. In this job market, having a masters degree is the only real option. Without it, you will flounder around endlessly with all the rest of the bottom feeders, and it may not end pretty.

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Nur Yunlu
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  • A restaurant job is not like brain surgery. It is a simple job, but it requires skills. Those skills come with experience.

  • Restaurant shifts can be long and late at night.

  • Working in front of the house or back doesn’t matter because the job requires you to be on your feet, moving around, and carrying things for long periods.

#jobsearch #aboutmyjob #workfromhome #foodservices #retail #motivation #advice #watercooler #interview #resume #application #wordsofadvice

  • The restaurant job is not great for everyone. The shift can be stressful when it gets busy. If you are not multi-task, it could be a stressful night.

  • if you work in the front of the house, you have to be polite all the time towards guests.

These are the challenges I remember. Let me know about other challenges with working in a restaurant. Please, add your comments.

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Frederick Hernandez

Contact me, I'm interested.

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Frederick Hernandez

Hope so.

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Nur Yunlu
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  • A restaurant job is not like brain surgery. It is a simple job, but it requires skills. Those skills come with experience.

  • Restaurant shifts can be long and late at night.

  • Working in front of the house or back doesn’t matter because the job requires you to be on your feet, moving around, and carrying things for long periods.

#jobsearch #aboutmyjob #workfromhome #foodservices #retail #motivation #advice #watercooler #interview #resume #application #wordsofadvice

  • The restaurant job is not great for everyone. The shift can be stressful when it gets busy. If you are not multi-task, it could be a stressful night.

  • if you work in the front of the house, you have to be polite all the time towards guests.

These are the challenges I remember. Let me know about other challenges with working in a restaurant. Please, add your comments.

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Arnie Nelson
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Pay attention to the Master Chef any chance you get. Leave the Sioux Chef alone, he will scalp you at any mistake. Outside of smoke or lunch break, you will be standing, bending, stretching and turning pretty much all day. Social Skills Required. Team Player a Must. Must be able to work in fast pace environment. Be ready for instant schedule or overtime changes, or be willing to work on your days off.

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David Lutes

Me personally for simple reason because I as a truck driver have ate in restaurants all across the United States have seen and heard lot sad story’s from waiters and waitresses . I really believe that they are really under paid. Because if you sit and watch the way they have to stay in a run . I honestly don’t think I could handle the long hours and standing all day and for some plum into late hours of night until closing. Just other day I was eating at Cracker Barrel. I was watching as waitress and waiters where on constant run back and forth. I suddenly saw this old gentleman cleaning tables . As he came to table next to me and as I notice he walked with a limp. I ask him how long it would be before he could retired. He replied sir I have been retired for few years now but him and his elderly wife couldn’t make it on what he drawed a month. He said his wife was sickly and could no longer work. And because of his handicap he couldn’t do much of anything else. As he walked away with his limp I watched him out of site and I felt tears come into my eyes I thought dear God please open the eyes to many that can’t and prob never see what our elderly senior citizens have to do to make it in our country. As I was leaving my table to pay for my food I walked by the old gentleman and shook his hand as I slipped him a tip. As I turned around to see one more time the old gentleman he was staring at me and held his hands in praying position as he smiled . So please the next time you are sitting in a restaurant just take the time and watch the help that is working so hard to make your meal a pleasant and comfortable just for you.

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Phoebe Montrie
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When you’re working in a Restaurant, there are always going to be one thousand things going on at once! With that kind of pace, even the best multitaskers can forget things sometimes! 💡🌀 🤵🏻‍♀️ 🙀 ❤️‍🔥

It sounds like a campy trope to think of a Server dwelling on a simple, usually unnoticed, mistake after the shift is over. However, this genuinely does happen a lot of the time, and the frustration of knowing there were some small points along the way that could have been handled differently is real. 😬😮‍💨

Things like - forgetting to bring extra sauce, missing a substitution, an error on the check leading to a comped item, or a miscommunication with a coworker in the heat of the moment. 🔥 All of these can come back later and lead to a brief moment of 🌪 intense regret! 😳 💥 😩 ⚡️ 🥺

You’ll see Restaurant staff at their local Pub after discussing their slip ups with each other after work, and finding a lot of camaraderie in it! 😅 Without coworkers to confide in and share these experiences with, it can be harder to process these moments. 🤦‍♀️

For me, these days, I’ll mostly be thinking of typos I can’t change later, or a grumpy patrons offhand remark. It can be hard to let go of these silly moments, but we should try, because they are so ubiquitous in every job/ all of our lives. 💗💓

We all make mistakes!! How do you handle the feelings in the moment, and cope with the memory of it though? 😬

⚡️ What are some mistakes that happen in your job? Do you have experience in #FoodServices and remember any of these moments?? Do you still think about an error made at work years later?? ⚡️ 😵‍💫 🧐

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Arnie Nelson
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Oh Boy! A Patron told my manager that I took her winning Bingo card and threw it away! It turned into a Jerry Springer Episode!

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Karyn Stoneking

The only thing you can do is accept the fact that you are human and sometimes you will make mistakes. When you do own up to it take responsibility do your best to make amends and try to learn from said mistake to hopefully not make it again. The worst thing you can do is to act like it wasn't you or to blame someone else. Never forget restaurant work is just a job a small part of your existence. Once you have done what you could to right your wrongs let it go. Remember it does not define who you are at your core. Everybody makes mistakes expessally in a fast paced environment. Just own up to it make amends and let it go. Learn from it first then let it go.

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Nur Yunlu
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  • Scheduling flexibility You can work part-time or full-time. Short-term or long-term.

  • Sales & Service skills Both skills can be transferable to other jobs.

  • Dynamic atmosphere The restaurant could be slow, and it can change quickly, which is a fast-paced environment.

  • Tips Restaurant job money earns from tips besides hourly wage.

Quick cash while working in a fun environment.

#jobsearch #aboutmyjob #workfromhome #foodservices #retail #motivation #advice #watercooler #interview #resume #application #wordsofadvice

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Dianelys Cuartero

El poder atender y dar un buen servicio al cliente,, aprender de platillos de comida y cómo prepararlos

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Arnie Nelson

I am a Leo! I love to entertain within the Legal boundaries of the Hospitality Trades. I started as a Bus Boy/Dishwasher for a Yacht Club. Golden Memories I have in my Book of Life, which come from the Hospitality Environment! Plus you never know who you might meet! Could change your life!

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Nur Yunlu
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I used to travel 45 minutes to 1,5 to arrive at my job. My current job is only seven minutes' walking distance. It is a life-changer experience for me how much I save from time and commute expenses. 🚗⌛💰

What is your top criterion for working in a restaurant?

  • Location
  • Ambiance
  • Value for money
  • Service
  • Hygiene
  • Cuisine
  • Chef

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Patrick Zaborski

Domino's Pizza

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Phoebe Montrie

Wow there is so much to consider when it comes to a Restaurant position and a potential new team/location! The commute is definitely a factor for me, but so is the culture, the pace, the $$ and the clientele! Thanks for this thoughtful post @Nur Yunlu ! 🖤

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Nur Yunlu
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Hey Solange,

I found this website where you can find all the explanations for training.

https://bestaccreditedcolleges.org/articles/become-a-school-cafeteria-cook-step-by-step-career-guide.html

https://youtu.be/ZJHn3Ht_o-M

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Nur Yunlu
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When you work in a small restaurant, you have a lot of responsibilities. For example, working in a small bar as a bartender adds more responsibilities absent from the manager.

When you work in a **large restaurant/bar, ** multiple managers can help to run shifts smoothly. Restaurant worker doesn't have to be responsible manager or have other responsibilities.

What would you prefer to work in a small/large restaurant?

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Joseph Baron
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Bigger the Better

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Arnie Nelson

I wonder if the days of the prep cooks are over?

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