I’m a firm believer in not putting all your eggs in one basket. Don’t get me wrong I truly appreciate if you’re reading this you have taken time out of your day to visit my blog and read what I have to say, and for that thank you! But it’s always good to get opinions and information from multiple sources.
That’s why I’m writing this post, to give you options when it comes to getting information or reading stories from other servers in the industry. These are 5 sites I came across shortly after I started writing here at howtobeagoodserver.com, and I learned a few new things myself in the process, so there’s proof that it’s good to spread out your sources.
Hopefully these sites remain active and continue to provide content, these are sites that I have been reading and visiting. Over time if these sites become inactive or no longer exist I will do my best to remember to come back to this post and either replace or remove the link. If you notice one of these sites is no longer active, please let me know through the “Contact Nathan” page.
So let’s get to these 5 other sites:
Jennifer now works in fine dining, but like me, when she first started out serving tables, we both felt like we were useless (it may have been so). Also like me Jennifer educates herself constantly and has a natural desire and drive to continue to educate herself in everything that helps in this industry.
What I really like about Jennifer is that her mentality is to help other servers and restaurants be better by providing information, and by educating them in what we should know and do in the service industry. With a strong grasp of the concept of service, this is a site that is worth checking out as a new, intermediate or experienced server.
2. Waiter Rant
The author of the books “Waiter Rant” and his newest book “Keep The Change” Steve Dublanica has been writing this blog since April 2004 and is well-known as a waiter who writes about topics from rude customers, to bad tippers, to conversations had throughout the day. There are also often posts about things occurring outside the restaurant which lead him to observations and reflections. Although he is out of the business, his blog archive has a lot of content from his days serving.
David Hayden is well known in the service industry, he is also responsible for this blog and started working in restaurants in 1995. With extensive experience in a variety of positions, the blog is filled with a lot of great information about the service industry.
Like the title of the blog states, it’s a good resource to help you make more money and give you an array of different methods to put more cash in your pockets.
Firstly if you’re offended or dislike the use of profanity then heed my warning because there is not shortage of it on this blog. It’s a well written blog which also includes guest postings throughout. The blog began at the end of 2008 and since then has drawn attention from many curious audience members who read about the everyday experiences this server encounters on the front lines.
Check out this funny, unique and straight to the point blog for an entertaining read. Definitely one of my favorites.
Waiters Today was created with the idea of connecting people in the restaurant industry together to share experiences, information, stories and to network.
A group of friends who were all working in fine dining came up with the idea for this site. They all began as many of us do at the bottom and have worked their way up the industry ladder.
I really like the concept and appreciate that someone has gone to the effort to build a community of like-minded people who work in the restaurant industry. Definitely a site to check out and browse through for restaurant related information and to connect with others who share the same passion we do.
So there you have it folks, a different variety of service related blogs and sites to help you further improve your skills, get an insight to the industry, and get an outlook from multiple servers.
UPDATE: Another site worth checking out is Best Restaurant Blogs by David Hayden. This is a collection of blog posts from a wide variety of service industry blogs.
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