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Give me your opinions on GOOD SERVERS! (:?

I just got a new job at Olive Garden as a server!! It's my first serving position, and they are putting us through very intensive, great training. Although since my job is completely about and dedicated to CUSTOMERS! (strange I know but I'm absolutely obsessed with the food industry -- people are so interesting, unique, and typically very very nice), I'd like to ask YOU to tell me what you'd like to see from me as a server - hypothetically of course. I worked at Starbucks as barista for a year, and I was extremely upset to leave the job. But with the economy and my jeep's gas mileage, I couldn't do the commute. Either way, I loved it there. Interacting with coffee customers is the most interesting experience I've ever had (I recommend applying!!). People can be loopy, rushed, stressed, plain silly, sleepy... anything you can imagine. It's fun. So back to my topic. Please let me know what YOU think makes an amazing server!! I'd love to hear. Thank you! (:

Asked By: lovely.allie - 12/4/2008
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Be courteous and polite... More
Answered By: Positive Vibrations - 12/5/2008
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well above all else respect pretty much along the same guidelines that you had at starbucks
Answered By: jeffrey g - 12/4/2008
 
Make sure my drinks are kept up. My table is pre bussed. Ask if I am ready for a refill on my tea before you fill it because I might have it sweetened just right. Keep an eye on me with out being annoying or intrusive. Know your menu and products. You don't have to be over friendly just as long as you are doing your... More
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Answered By: Crazy Dave - 12/4/2008
 
They are clean and presentable, especially their hands and hair. That they always have a smile and are polite in greeting. They are efficient and treat the customer in the highest respect - that nothing is too much trouble. That they know the menu and even so, a little more about the food they are serving. For instance... More
Answered By: veg_hel - 12/4/2008
 
When you pass by a table that YOU'RE the waitor for, if one of the people have a empty cup, or if they're all done with their food, ask if they want dessert or the check.Don't be annoying by checking in every second.. Ohmigod, get the right food!I can't tell you how many times I got the WRONG food. "Oh here's your... More
Answered By: RemusFangirl - 12/4/2008
 
I waitress at a locally owned family restaurant, and what I hear the most from people are always smiling and happy, and we like to joke around. So smile and have a sense of humor... More
Answered By: Peaches69 - 12/5/2008
 
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