Server and Waiter: Is There a Difference?

Waiter serving food

Although most people assume that a server and waiter are the same things but in reality, there is a huge difference between the two. While a server as the term suggests “serves” the customers, waiters on the other hand are much like “Attendants”. They are there to answer customer queries and guide … Read more

7 Soft Skills That Set Apart the Best Bartenders

7 Soft Skills That Set Apart the Best Bartenders

With numerous bars and restaurants found in every city and new ones opening every now and then, you can reasonably expect the demand for bartenders to continue to rise. As such, if you have always wanted to be a master of mixology, have a flexible work schedule, meet and talk with interesting … Read more

Tricks to Maximize Tips as a Server

Tricks to Maximize Tips as a Server

Waiting tables is a tough job that requires you to be mentally alert and ready for a challenge, as well as being pleasant, friendly and efficient. Balancing everything that is required of you to be an effective server is a learned skill that can take a long time to master. The more … Read more

What is Involved in Training a New Server?

For some people, being a waiter or a waitress at a restaurant is an easy job. What they don’t know is that these servers also undergo training to be able to enhance their skills. Trainings are important especially now that some restaurants have changed their procedure due to the advancement of technology. … Read more

What Skills Are Needed to Be a Server at a High-End Restaurant?

High-end or upscale restaurant servers work in the most prestigious restaurants in their respective cities. Their income can vary widely depending on their experience and geographic area. Based on research, some high-end restaurant servers can earn up to $35,000 in a year, which is a lot higher compared to the earnings of … Read more

The Pros and Cons of Being a Waiter / Waitress

Being a waiter or waitress is a noble job and it has the potential of being an excellent line of work. However, to some people, it may seem like a step back in their career, but there are also others who think that being a waiter or waitress is the best job … Read more

How to Handle Being Double or Triple Sat

Hi there, I recently have had a few people emailing me with questions on how to handle being double and even triple sat. Firstly I want to make new servers aware that being double sat can be a normal occurrence and it’s not such a big deal if you know what to … Read more

Restaurant Terminology

Today I want to cover the topic of restaurant terminology. If you’re new to serving you might find that you’re hearing some words around the restaurant that make you scratch your head. So let’s clear the air a little and go over some of these terms so you don’t feel out of … Read more

Steps of Service – The Basics

a female server in a restaurant

Brilliant service at restaurants begins by knowing the steps that your guests expect. Whether you are casual table service, fine dining, or a small-town diner restaurant, your visitors come with some expectations on how they want to feel welcomed and catered. While every business has a set of procedures or guidelines they … Read more