The Bitchy Waiter

Author: Darron Cardosa
Publisher: Sterling
ISBN: 9781454917243
Format: PDF, Mobi
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At some point in their lives, millions of people have waited tables. And many remain haunted by nightmare scenarios where they are the sole server in a packed restaurant. For all those disenchanted current and former food service employees, Darron Cardosa (a.k.a. the Bitchy Waiter) has your back. Since 2008 he s vented his frustrations about everything from entitled has-beens to what "really" goes on in that fancy restaurant in a popular blog. A snarky mix of Sedaris, Bourdain, Bombeck, and Mo Rocca, Cardosa distills 30 years of food service into dark, funny tales that anyone who worked in the industry will relate to."

Concierge Confidential

Author: Michael Fazio
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781429929295
Format: PDF, Mobi
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New York City's top concierge gives up a keyhole view into the luxe hotel rooms, private dining and dressing rooms of the ridiculous, rich and demanding Michael Fazio is the ultimate behind-the-scenes support man. Want two orchestra tickets to the Broadway musical that just won the Tony? Call Fazio. How about an upgrade to first class on an overbooked overnight flight to Tokyo? Call Fazio. Or a roomful of fresh hydrangeas—in winter? That's right. Call Fazio. From his early start as the harried and neglected personal assistant to a typical L.A. casting agent, Fazio took what he learned there and moved into concierge work at New York City's Intercontinental Hotel, where he was eventually able to parlay his services into a large and successful business of his own. In Concierge Confidential, Fazio reveals the behind-thescenes madness that goes into getting the rich and famous what they want, and shares some great insider knowledge on how to get access to the unattainable without making the concierge, waiters and other service people crazy. A few of Fazio's tips include: • When and how much to palm in tips • How to get a seat or ticket to the hottest thing in town • How to avoid being labeled a rube the minute you walk through the door • How you can become your favorite store or restaurant's most beloved customer • And much more

Keep the Change

Author: Steve Dublanica
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061787302
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Tipping is huge in America. Almost everyone leaves at least one tip every day, more than five million American workers depend on them, and we spend $66 billion in tips each year. Omnipresent yet poorly understood, tipping has worked its way into almost every nook and cranny of daily life. In Keep the Change, bestselling author Steve Dublanica dives into this unexplored world, traveling the country to meet strippers and shoeshine men, bartenders and bellhops, in a hilarious and eye-opening effort to answer those perennial questions: Should we tip? and How much?

Heads in Beds

Author: Jacob Tomsky
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 030794834X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A veteran of the hospitality business uses humor and irreverence to describe working in the industry, coming clean on the housekeeping department, the unwritten code of bellhops and what really goes on in a valet parking garage. 40,000 first printing.

How May We Hate You

Author: Anna Drezen
Publisher: Potter Style
ISBN: 055344834X
Format: PDF, Docs
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"Find out what really goes on in the world of hospitality with this hilarious book full of funny and absurd stories, anecdotes told in dialogue, factoids, and satirical pop quizzes by two veteran concierges who paid their way while working at a combined 50 hotels in and around Times Square."--Back cover.

Waiter Rant

Author: Steve Dublanica
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061801232
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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According to The Waiter, eighty percent of customers are nice people just looking for something to eat. The remaining twenty percent, however, are socially maladjusted psychopaths. Waiter Rant offers the server's unique point of view, replete with tales of customer stupidity, arrogant misbehavior, and unseen bits of human grace transpiring in the most unlikely places. Through outrageous stories, The Waiter reveals the secrets to getting good service, proper tipping etiquette, and how to keep him from spitting in your food. The Waiter also shares his ongoing struggle, at age thirty-eight, to figure out if he can finally leave the first job at which he's truly thrived.

Waiter 101

Author: Justin Dickerson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692343265
Format: PDF
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How I make $600 dollars a week working only 30 hours... If you want to make enough money and still have time to finish school, then this might be the most important book you ever buy. Use this one trick and you won't spend hours learning the menu. One way you can prevent ever bringing the wrong food. How to make sure that all your coworkers have your back. Know more about wine in one week than most people learn in years. Look like a seasoned pro when opening wine. Never get stumped when a customer asks for a cocktail you've never heard of. Make guests mouths water when you describe food. There are many guides for making more tips but this is the only one that can make you your own teacher. Instead of memorizing blindly, you can learn what to do so that you are getting more and more knowledgeable every day without really trying. My name is Justin Dickerson. All the techniques I share in this book have been proven over the last decade in multiple restaurants. They put money in your pockets. Over the last 12 years: I consulted with restaurants to create their training programs. I hosted 10 week courses on wine basics and presentation skills. I taught others how to maximize their interactions with guests. I created servers who have had $100 shifts in their first week. When I train staff at restaurants I always ask for feedback and I've used this to improve my approach to teaching. I've also found that some of the traditional training methods don't match peoples' learning styles. Get the book now so that you can start to teach your self instead of relying on other people entirely. Buying this book will put dollars in your pocket. For the price of a pumpkin spice flavored coffee you can learn how I make $600 dollars a week working 30 hours. P.S. At the end of the book there are bonus resources. These can help you find waiter tools, books that go into more detail on certain subjects or even blogs with great information.

Waiter to the Rich and Shameless

Author: Paul Hartford
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692543580
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A down-and-out musician chops off his hair to become a server at the top of the Hollywood food chain, discovering a cloistered world of money, fame, bad behavior and intrigue. Waiter to the Rich and Shameless is not just a peek into the secretive inner workings of a legendary five-star restaurant; it is not just a celebrity tell-all or a scathing corporate analysis. It is a top-tier waiter's personal coming-of-age story, an intimate look into the complicated challenges of serving in the country's most elite, Hollywood-centric dining room while fighting to maintain a sense of self and purpose.

The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted

Author: Elizabeth Berg
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1588367185
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER Now with an additional story. Every now and then, right in the middle of an ordinary day, a woman kicks up her heels and commits a small act of liberation. What would you do if you could shed the “shoulds” and do, say—and eat—whatever you really desired? Go AWOL from Weight Watchers and spend an entire day eating every single thing you want? Start a dating service for people over fifty to reclaim the razzle-dazzle in your life—or your marriage? Seek comfort in the face of aging, look for love in the midst of loss, find friendship in the most surprising of places? In these beautiful, funny stories, Elizabeth Berg takes us into the heart of the lives of women who do all these things and more—confronting their true feelings, desires, and joys along the way.

Waiting

Author: Debra Ginsberg
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061760234
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A veteran waitress dishes up a spicy and robust account of life as it really exists behind kitchen doors. Part memoir, part social commentary, part guide to how to behave when dining out, Debra Ginsberg's book takes readers on her twentyyear journey as a waitress at a soap-operatic Italian restaurant, an exclusive five-star dining club, the dingiest of diners, and more. While chronicling her evolution as a writer, Ginsberg takes a behind-the-scenes look at restaurant life-revealing that yes, when pushed, a server will spit in food, and, no, that's not really decaf you're getting-and how most people in this business are in a constant state of waiting to do something else.