waiter

Paris

Life Advice from the Legendary Parisian Waiter Who Has Served More Famous Artists Than You

"We had to hide bottles of alcohol under the tablecloths so they wouldn't steal them."
Félix Macherez
12.28.17
Organized Crime

I Worked in a Mob Restaurant

We spoke to a waiter who spent the summer working in a restaurant known as much for its organized crime clientele as for its food.
Anonymous
7.3.17
WTF

Olive Garden Waiter Fired for Pretending to Have Cancer to Get Better Tips

The server was let go when reports emerged of him taking very generous tips after spinning some yarn about how he required cancer treatment.
Nick Rose
1.3.17
Restaurant Confessionals

This Is Why Relationships in Hospitality Never Work

Hospitality is such a tough bunch of hours that it’s hard to ever actually meet up. I couldn’t even get sexting to work—it really doesn’t flow if you have hour-long gaps between each filthy message.
Anonymous
12.11.16
crime

Waiter Charged for Serving Salmon to Customer with Deadly Seafood Allergy

At the hospital, the diner who had unknowingly eaten the salmon “developed complications,” and the next day had a heart attack, after which he fell into a coma that lasted two days.
Charley Lanyon
8.12.16
Comics!

A Waiter Can Only Smile So Much Before He Snaps

Yes, of course you deserve a glass of water with your meal. And yes, you ought to get another round of drinks before your entrees arrive. But cut this overworked waiter some slack before decides to cut you instead.
Michael Marsicano
7.25.16
Restaurants

Why Waiters Are Racing Through London's Soho with Trays of Prosecco

London’s Soho Waiters Race dates back to the 1950s and sees local waitstaff run through the streets holding a bottle of fizz balanced on a tray. “The waiters are part of the community,” explains race volunteer Tim Baros. “We want to build relationships...
Samantha Rea
7.20.16
Restaurant Confessionals

Being a Chef Made Me a Sex Addict

Before I started working in kitchens, I was a bookish design student. But the long, demanding hours on the line kept me from regular romantic relationships and I became someone who craved nothing but hot, quick, sweaty sex at the end of service.
Munchies Staff
7.3.16
Restaurant Confessionals

How I Watched My Manager Lose Herself to the Hospitality Industry

The thing with all the drinking and general lack of care that can come in the hospitality world is that it hid the fact that my manager was depressed and had been diagnosed as bi-polar.
Anonymous
4.27.16
Restaurants

‘Menu-Hacking’ Picky Eaters Are Taking Over Britain’s Restaurants

A new survey of British diners has found that 57 percent would ask for a dish to be adapted when eating out and 28 percent order dishes that aren't even on offer. Apparently it’s called “menu hacking.”
Phoebe Hurst
4.8.16
Restaurants

This Study Says Being Served By Fat Waitstaff Makes You Order More Food

According to new research from Cornell University, being served by overweight front-of-house staff can impact the amount of food we order in restaurants.
Phoebe Hurst
1.7.16
Restaurant Confessionals

What It’s Like to Work in a Fast Food Restaurant on Christmas Day

It’s weird having to wish everyone “Merry Christmas” when I guess a lot of people don’t want to be reminded. I mean, if it's merry, what are you doing here?
Anonymous
12.21.15
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