What was your most embarrassing moment as a server?

That’s the theme of this month’s contest over at The Million Dollar Server, a new online community for waiters and waitresses created by my good friend Rich. He told me he was on a mission to find the BEST restaurant stories for his new book, and that he is personally giving away a tropical vacation…

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Does the industry need to change it’s practice on waitstaff sick leave/call offs?

A friend sent me an article from Jezebel about food service employees being forced to work while sick. Over my 13 years working in the industry I have seen some of the worst examples of this from some of the biggest corporate chains. Currently, I happen to work at a restaurant that offers paid sick…

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How To Write A Killer Server Resume (That Actually Gets You Jobs)

Writing a resume is a pain. Nobody likes doing it, but the good news is once you have a good one you only need to make minor tweaks and you are set. So, if you are looking for a waiter or waitress job, it is crucial that you showcase your skills and experience serving tables…

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Chef: Is This Going To Be The Best Industry Movie Ever?

If you haven’t seen the trailer for CHEF – then you are in for a treat! We just found out about it and had to make sure everybody sees it! It has  a great cast and is written and directed by Jon Favreau, so you know it is going to be hilarious. Check it out…

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What Are You Struggling With?

Hi Serving Warriors, Everybody struggles with certain aspects of working in the service industry. It is a tough job! Kristen and I want to make sure we create the most valuable and relevant content we can for you – which is why we need your help… …don’t worry it will only take about 60 seconds.…

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#ServerLife by Sinistah K

Great video about the server life by Sinistah K. Check it out! He hits every point about the industry!

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Surcharge Woes: Response to Inside Scoop SF

Recently, I have had many guests approach me about a 4% surcharge that has been tacked on to the bill at the restaurant I work at in SF. Michael Bauer, the Food and Wine Editor for SF Chronicle even posed the question this week…”Do you give a smaller tip at restaurants that include the surcharge?”…

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Racism and Jalepenos

Today while working my regular lunch shift, I approach a table of four women. The women were typical uppity San Francisco rich hitches (high and mighty bitches), they couldn’t even be bothered to look at me while I spoke to them. Anyway, they received their food and one of the women asked me if she…

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I’m 86’ed

This may be one of the cooler stories we have ever posted – cuz it is actually a badass song from Drew The Legend! If you have ever served a table, you will feel this song. You can listen to it below. Be sure to download/share it if you like it and also check out…

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Mommy likes Vodka!

Today at work my coworker was taking a table’s drink order, they has two kids with them a boy around 7 or 8 and an older daughter. The mom says she would like a Cosmo and my co-worker asked if she had a vodka preference and before she could speak up her son says, “Grey…

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