9 Confessions from food industry professionals that will make you rethink about eating out again
Food and restaurant industry is probably the only industry that actually treats their customers like kings. You can order anything off the menu and if you are polite and nice, you can also get some great service. But every now and then, the people who work in this industry like waiters, waitresses and host, hostesses, who have been working in the industry for years, come up with confessions and stories that will make you wonder about the happenings in the kitchen and the back area of the hotels and restaurants. Here are 9 such confessions from people who worked in the food industry. Bon appetite!
1 Even they have a world of fantasy
Every waiter who works in the food industry sees beautiful women come and go inside the establishment and eventually since most of the waiters are college students, who are looking to pay for the college or earn some extra money, their romantic bone in the body starts to pulsate and all the fantasies of every Hollywood rom com ever start to get alive. But alas, this the real life and something like that doesn’t happen in real life, only in movies.
2 There are bloopers everywhere
When you are working in a tense and hectic environment and have to look after multiple tables, there are mistakes bound to happen and not all mistakes involves food, some even involve feminine hygiene products like this waitress’ experience. Yes, you imagine the level of awkwardness there.
3 When enough is enough
The job of a server is to not only sit the people at designated places, but also help the waiter serve them their food. But when the water goes over the head, one has to make the decision of staying there and take the abuse or have the guts to quit and make a name somewhere else.
4 Not everyone has a heart of stone
This waitress did such a heartwarming deed by staying after her shift had ended, so that the elderly gentlemen could have someone to talk to and ultimately can tell his friends that he had a much better date than he could ever imagine.
5 Sometimes you have to be sneaky
There are perils of drinking and much of them are related to money matters. Though not completely ethical, you can understand how mean and obnoxious people become after they down a few drinks in them and in a bar, waitresses are their main target to harass.
6 The insult to injury
Under tipping any waiter or staff of restaurant for their service is a big no-no. But there are people who can afford to eat out, but become extremely cheap when it comes to tipping (which is normally 10-15% of the amount on the bill) and tend to leave the change that is left after the bill is sorted out as change.
7 Always be polite
Being nice to the staff of hotels and restaurants will go a long way. Talk with a smile and softly. Behave with them and treat them like humans and these staff will treat you like a king. If you tip the waiter before hand with a $20, it will ensure brilliant service whole time you are there.
8 This will make you vomit
Yes, this will gross out anyone. You need to follow basic hygiene rules when it comes to dealing with the food. However, you as a customer cannot know in anyway, whether your waiter follows the hygiene or not and have to just trust whoever is serving you.
9 They are really skilled and talented
However, people who work in this industry, tend to develop certain talent via practice and training that other people cannot do. Like this waiter balancing multiple plates and bringing them out to the table in one go.