Restaurant 101

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Restaurant 101

Restaurant 101: Sections

In a restaurant, either directly or in passing, you may have heard “that’s not my section,” (or “that’s MY section” depending on the nature of the conversation). Sections are exactly what they sound like; each server in the dining room is assigned an group of tables in the dining room. […]

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Restaurant 101: Carrying Plates

Here’s another tip from serving school: how to carry multiple plates. This is just the basic 2-3-4 plate carries. I am deeply in awe of diner servers in fast-paced joints that can stack seven chicken-fried steak dinners, but I know that skill can only come from years of experience with […]

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Restaurant 101: carrying glasses

Before holiday party season reaches its peak, I wanted to share a few tips on how to carry multiple glasses in one hand. This video shows you how to carry glasses whether they are empty or full. These skills can help you carry four highballs away from the open bar […]