Mobile. Sorry. Tired. Blah blah blah.
So I’ve written here recently about being given the opportunity to serve at a restaurant I already wear many hats at. (Host, buss, expo, prep and fry cook)
Today is the day I prep 8am-3pm but someone voluntold me I would also be serving tonight in our bar area. Which is big as shit and always busy. Me and another server vs 18 tables inside and an outdoor patio. It’s my 3rd shift servering. Ever. I clocked out at 10:30pm ya’ll.
We were so busy I couldn’t think straight. I was weeded very early on and they just kept coming. I told the hosts, hold off on me-go on a wait-do something but seat me over and over and over again. For the most part the hosts listened and didn’t screw me too bad but they have a habit of not telling you when they seat you and that sucks.
All In all, I only forgot to ring in one tables food, everyone got what they ordered, no one went without a beverage and I made some gooooooood money. I say this all the time ...”I have so much respect for you guys”
I’ve been on a crazy baking kick lately. I’ve never been very good at baking, I’m more in tune with cooking where it can be open to interruption and it’s not such a science. But I’m almost 25, I love food and I need a hobby. So I’m trying, but I’m failing and this stuff is not cheap.
Maybe I’m aiming too high? Or being overly critical? My batch of peanut butter and jelly blondies that I mucked up earlier begs to differ.
Any advice besides the good old : follow the recipe?
I recently started serving at a Irish pub style restaurant I’ve been working at since January. I already Host, Buss, fry cook, expo and prep for the restaurant so I have a pretty good feel for how things go front and back of house. I’ve work banquet style parties there a few times without a problem.
So please tell me, when will the awkward feeling go away? I’ve interacted with customers in so many ways and I am very charismatic and high energy, funny and it all comes pretty easy to me, but I can’t help being an awkward turtle while doing the server thing.
I also feel like I can’t stop fucking up. Tonight I forgot to ring in a whole tables food. How long until I stop feeling awkward and completely overwhelmed??