Tag: Sidework

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Restaurant 101, What is sidework

Restaurant 101: Server

Servers. Waiters. So ubiquitous that it seems silly to “define” what a server is, but here we go. A server is a lot of things, a factotum with an incredible memory, an entertainer, a clairvoyant, an efficiency expert, a marathon walker, a dextrous tray carrier. But more than anything, a […]

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Hospitality @ Home: Polishing

Polishing is one of the most common sidework tasks in a restaurant. Every glass and piece of silverware must be buffed free of water spots before it goes into the dining room. Polishing can be a tricky business, but it is worth doing and home, and worth doing well. First […]

Restaurant 101

Restaurant 101: What does a Server do?

The basics: A server greets your table, advises of any specials, and menu items that are not available this evening.  They will typically take a drink order first, then try to take the order for first and second courses at the same time, to keep your service smooth and prevent […]