Tuesday, January 19, 2010

100 things restaurant staffers should never do

Here is a great list (in two posts, from a good New York Times blog called "You're the Boss") of 100 things restaurant staffers should never do:

I particularly like the following:
7. Do not announce your name. No jokes, no flirting, no cuteness.
14. When you ask, “How’s everything?” or “How was the meal?” listen to the answer and fix whatever is not right.
32. Never touch a customer. No excuses. Do not do it. Do not brush them, move them, wipe them or dust them.
51. If there is a service charge, alert your guests when you present the bill. It’s not a secret or a trick.
75. Do not ask if someone is finished when others are still eating that course.
It's a very good list, with a lot of good recommendations.

1 comment:

  1. #75 is my favorite. It is my pet peeve when waiters start clearing plates while others are still eating. So rude!