Server and Waiter: Is There a Difference?

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Although most people assume that a server and waiter is the same thing 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 them about food. … 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 people, and earn … 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 efficient, friendly and … 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. With this, they … 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 servers in fast … Read more

What is the Difference Between a Server and a Host in a Restaurant?

Both hosts and servers are important in a restaurant business because they are the ones who face and attend to the customers. However, a host and a server have different responsibilities in a restaurant. To know more about the differences between a server and a host in a restaurant, we will discuss with you their … 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 do to handle … 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 the loop. Here … Read more

Steps of Service – The Basics

Every business has a set of procedures or guidelines whether it be written or verbal to make the day-to-day operations flow smoothly. With restaurants, despite the fact that every place is different and has their own set of rules or policies there is a basic blueprint for the steps of service. This is the sequence … Read more