Fun, High paced, competitive work environment.
Line/Prep Cook, Bartender/Bar Manager (Former Employee) – Calgary, Alberta, Canada – 9 September 2015
My typically day usually consisted of working a lunch rush, either FOH or BOH, finishing my tasks to assist the closing team members before leaving on a split to then head to a separate location to close either the bar or kitchen.
I learned a great deal about service expectations, time management, and dealing with customers of varying degrees of satisfaction. the greatest lesson was learning that the restaurant industry is a competitive industry in which one must function at the highest level at all times to ensure customer satisfaction to maintain an acceptable level of clientel.
My co-workers were the highlight of the job; it is an industry which thrives on energy, and a positive, fun atmosphere and i feel it is of the utmost importance to nurture a certain culture of positive energy among the staff while maintaining a strict level of professionalism.
the hardest part of the job is most certainly the schedule; late nights and a large chunk of your social life disapears (unless of course you are able to enjoy yourself at work, and enjoy the company of coworkers, which i pride myself on; another reason i believe so strongly in fostering a positive and fun work culture, in the restaurant and catering industry your work in many ways comprises your social circle, between coworkers and your regular patrons).