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Dressing the female server

Clearly restaurant uniforms and costumes serve a variety of practical purposes, especially if they are comfortable, easy to move in, and well supplied with pockets. They mark their wearers as restaurant staff rather than patrons. 1,016 more words


A Note to Employers without Restaurant Experience

Allow me to apologize in advance if you have had terrible experiences with servers, bartenders, or inept managers. Your food has no doubt at one time or another arrived cold, oversalted, untimely, bland, or even unedible. 533 more words

Tomatoes in the Wintertime

At my restaurant, we don’t serve fresh tomatoes right now. It’s January. The only tomatoes we would be able to find would be pale, waxy imitations of those harvested in August. 744 more words


Getting the Shaft: Tips in America

Waiters and waitresses normally work for an hourly rate that is below the federally mandated minimum wage, but are additionally compensated through ‘tips.’ Under a proposed new rule by Trump’s Department of Labor, ‘tips’ would be “pooled” by the restaurant owners and redistributed to other staff. 263 more words

Mario Batali Steps Away From The Chew and Restaurant Group Amidst Sexual Misconduct Allegations

And another industry, famous for the abuse of it’s workforce, is getting #metoo’d. An industry thick with the sleazily powerful and the powerfully sleazy. Good, restaurant and bar owners everywhere better take note, and fire yer’ right hand sycophants, before the lawyers start to show up!!! 6 more words

Geo-politics, Socio-economics

'Calling it your job don't make it right, Boss'

I fired someone today…

Revealingly (at least it will be now), I wrote  “I had to fire somebody today.”  So. Yes, Whenever you take a person’s way of earning a living you take it serious. 851 more words


Between courses: secret recipes

Once again, what I thought would be a simple post has required a crash course in the unfamiliar, this time the technicalities of trade secrets, confidentiality agreements, lawsuits, and settlements. 562 more words