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Jennifer Moleski (IamWaitress)
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A restaurant service crackerjack.
A restaurant service crackerjack.

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What is gin made from?

This article, “What is gin made from” is the next in the iamwaitress series about alcohol. If you have any questions as to how alcohol is made, please read the previous articles. And in order to understand gin, an understanding on vodka is needed so please read, “what is vodka made from” first.
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Why you need a cover letter

Whether you are a server or a bartender, adding a cover letter to your resume is the right move. Oddly though, it seems that servers and bartenders are the least likely to include a cover letter. But why not?
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8 Industry Books You Need

There are a lot of great books to help you learn about wine, food and hospitality, but which are the best?

Here is a list of my go to books.
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Restaurant Preshift Meeting

Conducting a server lineup before every shift is one of the most important things you can do to steer the course of your service into excellence. Without daily direction and conversation, service can veer off course and vary from server to server. By talking about issues, sharing ideas and concerns, and stating expectations you will create an excellent service team.
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Gifts For Restaurant Peeps

Merry Christmas! Happy Kwanzaa! Happy Birthday! Whatever the celebration is that calls for you to give a gift to someone who works in the restaurant industry, I have ideas for you.

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How to be a great hostess: Part 1

The only reason you are in business is because people come to your restaurant to eat and drink, but first they make a reservation to do so. Taking a reservation in the correct way takes more than getting a name and a time. A good hostess is a fact-finder and communication pro. Being a good hostess/maître d’ makes service go smooth for everyone: the guest, the server, the bartender and the kitchen team.
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Q: What is table mapping?
A: Important!

So, here’s the deal. Anyone can seat a four top at a four top and a two top where the two top’s go. The real skill is:
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Restaurant Lingo: FOH, BOH, FNG, 86 it and more

So you just got hired at a restaurant and you have no idea what anyone is saying. It seems to be another language, and it kind of is; it’s restaurant lingo.

But don’t worry. You’ll be well versed in no time flat after reading all about the the special language of restaurants: restaurant terms, restaurant slang, or restaurant lingo; whatever you want to call it.
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8 tips to earn higher tips

Whether you have three tables all night or 30, you want to earn as high of a tip as you can from every table. This article will provide tips for waiters to help you make more money waiting tables than you ever have before.
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Seating Guests Like A Pro: Table Mapping and Section Planning

Some reservation software, such as Opentable will table map for you, but Opentable is not a human who can read guest notes or comprehend situations. This is where the table mapper comes in. The table mapper plans where guests will be seated and why.
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