For Bigger Tips, Learn to Read Your Tables

Every server’s goal is to earn more tips. No server is getting rich off their hourly wage. Instead of lamenting the typically low hourly rate, embrace the fact that you can give yourself a raise any time. You just have to sharpen your server skills.  The number one thing you can do to get better […]

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Job Benefits Restaurants Can Offer That Are Inexpensive or Free

Restaurants aren’t known for offering job benefits or perks. It’s difficult when profit margins for the industry are often less than 6%, but job benefits are one of the best ways to ensure you keep good employees. Maintaining a low turnover rate means you save money by not having to constantly interview, hire, and train […]

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7 Restaurant Servers on the Best Tables They Ever Had

Restaurant guests have a big impact on how a server’s day goes. Like with other service jobs, there are bad customers and there are great customers. We like to focus on the positive, so we spoke to 7 restaurant servers to hear their stories about the best table they ever waited on. Pay it forward […]

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The Best Cooking and Restaurant Games

The cooking game genre has exploded in recent years, with dozens of phone and PC games popping up. Most games are geared toward creating delicious recipes and running an efficient kitchen to make money. They help develop time management skills in children and help adults relax and have some fun. Here is our curated list […]

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The Server Interview Questions (and Answers!) You Need to Know

Some restaurants will hire a server based on simple interview questions such as, “Do you have experience?” or “Can you work weekends?” But it’s usually not that easy. You should always go into a server job interview expecting to have an in-depth discussion with your potential employer about your experience and skills.  As a server, […]

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How to Avoid Food Contamination in Your Restaurant

Food safety is one of the most important issues a restaurant kitchen has to consider. Unsafe handling of food can make customers sick, result in health code violations, and cause unnecessary food waste. The good news is it’s easy to prevent food contamination with proper training and documented processes.  Common food safety issues and how […]

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Skip Bartending School – How to Become a Bartender

“Sometimes you meet people who change your life for the better. Those people are bartenders.” If you love to talk to new people and thrive in fast-paced, sometimes rowdy environments, bartending is the perfect job for you. With a little upfront investment of your time and energy, you can become a bartender in just a […]

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Resume and Interview Tips to Land a Restaurant Job

Restaurant jobs come with many perks — the schedules are flexible, prior work experience is often not needed, it’s a fun environment, and some positions are paid in cash daily — so it’s no surprise that many people are looking for positions in food service. The restaurant industry is also known for its high turnover […]

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How to Write a Great Restaurant Job Post

Many restaurant job ads are shorter than those you see from other industries. They’re often missing key details such as the “About Company” section and have few if any, details in the “Responsibilities” section.  According to Sara Anderson, director of workforce development at the National Restaurant Association, it costs nearly $2,000 to replace an hourly […]

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Restaurants Are Helping Healthcare Workers and Communities in Need

Hard times can inspire creativity, kindness, and a sense of community. We’ve been seeing this positivity rippling throughout the food industry in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Restaurant owners and employees are finding creative ways to help others, despite their own financial losses and personal hardships.  We can all use some feel-good stories right about […]

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