How To Sell Wine to Non-Wine Drinkers

How To Sell Wine to Non-Wine Drinkers

Selling wine to someone who says they don’t like wine, or aren’t a wine drinker can be a difficult task.  Often times people may truly think that they don’t like wine simply because they haven’t been properly introduced. Typically people dislike wine because of the acidic, tannin or strong alcohol taste.  Take it upon yourself […]

How To Be A Great Waitress

Being a great waitress means you know when you are overwhelmed.  You know that you can’t take anymore tables.  You are in the weeds. A great waitress is able to anticipate and prepare prior to becoming overwhelmed.  This doesn’t mean that great waitresses still don’t get overwhelmed; it just means that they are better at monitoring […]

How to Properly Present Check to Guests

How to Properly Present Check to Guests

We have all been to restaurants where the waiter or waitress has just plopped the check on the table and walked away.  Well, this is not what you, a great server, should do! The following is a guide on how to properly present the check to guests. After you have printed the guest’s check, place […]

Proper Wine Service

Proper Wine Service

There are several steps involved when it comes to presenting and pouring wine.  The following will guide you through some of the basic steps, but remember that each and every restaurant will have its own specific wine procedures so make sure that you follow those first.   1) Glassware After the table orders a bottle […]

Drinking After Your Shift

Drinking After Your Shift

  It’s 11:00 PM; you’ve just finished your serving shift and want to unwind for a bit before you head home.  Instead of going to another restaurant you decide to stay for a cocktail at your restaurant’s bar.  Seems innocent enough, but before you belly up, make sure you read these tips about drinking at […]

5 Things Great Servers Do!

5 Things Great Servers Do!

Smile No matter how mad, sad, crabby or annoyed you are, you need to smile when interacting with your guests!  When people go out to eat they don’t want to deal with a crabby waitress.  Don’t make your problems theirs. Guests want to enjoy their time together away from home and don’t want to be bogged down […]

Do’s and Don’ts of Being a Personable Waitress

One of the best things about being a waiter or waitress, is that the position allows for you to interact and have fun with guests. If you are able to create a connection with your guests, the more likely they are to enjoy their experience and return to the restaurant. (Of course they will hopefully […]

Choosing to Waitress as a Career

Choosing to Waitress as a Career

Over the course of the my 15 years in the food service industry, I have personally seen more people leave their esteemed positions to work less hours, make more money and have more fun waitressing.  Think about it.  An average shift for a waitress consists of 4-5 hours and depending upon the restaurant, their skills […]

5 Days to a Better Resume: Day 5 – Aesthetics and Readability

Is your waitress resume easy to read?  How does it present to the reader?  These are questions that you need to ask yourself when creating your waitress resume.  The hiring manager doesn’t want to have to spend more than 2 minutes trying to find your past employment or education.  Remember that you want to provide […]

5 Days to a Better Resume: Day 4 – Examples

Many waitress resumes I come across contain lists of the applicant’s strengths and skills.   Stating your strengths simply isn’t enough.  Hiring managers don’t need to see a list of skills or past job descriptions written down on a piece of paper, they want to see examples of these traits on your waitress resume. If […]