Working in a hot, smoky, hectic restaurant you end up coming across every denomination of people, because if there is one universal truth it is, everyone needs to eat. Throughout my time there I have noticed the differences and the similarities amongst the people passing through the doors. From the high baller or what I call a food snob, the middle class not of society but of food consumption, spontaneous first timers/tryers, the everyday normals, and the ever-faithful regulars. You can notice food snobs the moment they walk through the door, they are the type of person who looks at everything as if they are rating it. From the moment they walk in the door to the moment they leave they always have to be very specific in the way they go …show more content…
Similar to the food snob, however they usually don’t complain as much about the order not being exactly the way they wanted it. Some of the most interesting customers to interact with, they are usually jovial and are not afraid to be generous with the tip. However they can have issue if their food takes too long, everyone has had to wait a lengthy period of time from a restaurant. Though they are usually cheerful they can be temperamental when this happens and you never know exactly how they are going to react to such a scenario. Some of the best people being the tryers, best as in they are smack in the middle and neither complain or are trying to make it weird. The type of people who haven’t gone to a specific place frequently or ever for that matter. They are the best because they have no expectations walking in only knowing the information that they have heard from other people. Using this they walk in like a child visiting somewhere new for the first time, and you can usually pick them out from the way they look around. These people are on an adventure and so they are glad to order whatever sounds best at the time, and wait for the meal to present itself. They are also usually more into the atmosphere and the different ways restaurants decorate their dining areas, as well as the conversations being had with the people they are with. They rarely make extra special orders or even have anything out of the ordinary
You could tell a lot about people just by bagging their stuff up. Some customers were either health nuts, junk food junkies, or something in between. Although I did not know these customers from a deep and intimate level, I was able to
you would think there would only be one type of waiter, the kind that does whatever they can to get the best tip. there are three types of waiters the rookie, the slacker, and the veteran . no matter what one you get, you're going to get your meal; the question is will the time in the restaurant meet your standards. the type of waiter you get plays a huge roll in your dining experience, and can really make or break your time out.
Bourdain’s essay begins with “good food, good eating, is all about blood and organs, cruelty and decay” (1). This is true, but it is also about compassion, narratives, and comradery. To make truly good food, you should make and enjoy it with others. Through “Don’t Eat Before Reading This” Bourdain has penned a tribute to the misfits of the kitchen, offered some sage advice for a diner, and ultimately calls for us to find a place where we can understand others and be understood in return. What Bourdain writes about kitchen staff, we can apply to ourselves and the people we choose to surround ourselves with.
When I first walk into the restaurant, Im alway immeditaly greeted by a smiling hostess. Typically on a week day, the wait time is normally very short and youre almosy guaranteed a seat right after arriving. However on a weekend the wait time can be a bit longer, such as fifteen to twenty minutrs, but outdoor seating is provided so you dont have to stand and wait. When you are finally seated, a friendly waiter is always ready to happily serve you with a smile. The employees are always on top of giving out refills for drinks and they provide customers with all you can eat peanuts and encourage you to just toss the shells on the floor when youre done. When receiveing your meal, the waiters always make sure that everything looks good before leaving you to dig in. I have never recieved unacceptabke service even when the restaurant is at its
Ensure any food and drink served to them meets their individual preferences. By knowing what they like and don’t like, they will feel
“By participating in a meal, we participate in a moment, an experience, a sliver of life." (Horton, 2012). When people think about a certain culture, they initially think of the food associated with it. Food is a part of a culture’s identity, and because of that, it is a part of the individual’s identity as well. For example, the US is associated with hamburgers, Italy with pasta, and Mexico with tacos. This cultural association to the food we eat helps us to figure out who we are. Over time, food has become more of a spiritual act, rather than one of survival. We eat food for the feelings it elicits and the experiences it gives us. In a way, we really are what we eat.
In general, the target segment is concerned with their health, diet and food choices. They try to eat healthier foods and watch what they eat. They also like to occasionally treat themselves to foods that might not be as healthy. Primarily when it comes to the target segments attitudes and opinions about food, they are adventurous and concerned with nutrition. They do not make dinner a priority over other meals
After reading the article called “The McDonaldization of Society” by George Ritzer I wholeheartedly agree that in today's society people simply want pretty much everything in a fast, efficient way. Everyone is guilty of falling into the McDonaldization of society, whether is from shopping online to the way they obtain food. For example, when I wake up late for work or when I’m seriously not in the mood to cook I would either call Domino's or go to the nearest fast food place. However, when I’m able to prepare food for myself I make meals like tofu with brown rice, green bell peppers and orange sauce. Or make a vegan pizza out of cauliflower topped with sundried tomatoes and vegan cheese. I also agree with the article when it says, “Another dehumanizing aspect of fast-food restaurants is that they minimize contact among human beings (Ritzer 5).” I believe this is somewhat true when it concerns with customers since I actually know some people who are currently working as a cashier at McDonald’s. Though whenever I’m there it’s hard to really speak to them since there are usually people nearby who want to order as well. So, usually I only talk to them briefly.
“Kids eat free on Sunday right?!” “Can I substitute this juice for a Bloody Mary?” “Can I taste that first?” “Oh!? I’m sorry we haven’t even looked at the menu yet. We’ll just be a bit . . . (45 minutes later) . . . ok, were ready.” “Yeah, were ready. Let me have . . . uh . . . oh where was it? Here! Wait no. Where did it go? I can’t find it. You know it has the thing with the thing on it . . .” “Can we get some more of your FREE bread!” These quotes, among a plethora of others, are common occurrences with the serving field. Sometimes even the smallest actions can show one’s personality in a big way. With hundreds of people dining out every single day it becomes easier to allocate them into many different classifications
You’ll always be greeted with a smile and the service is excellent. You rarely need to request anything; the servers seem to sense your needs and attend to them before you have a chance to ask for anything. I’ve eaten there with large groups and found that even with so many people to wait on, the servers have no trouble keeping your glass full or your empty plates cleared from the table.
Starting with the people themselves, we all want to know what is happening to the food and how it is cooked or made. The only way to figure that out is by watching the cook himself, but no one wants to do that. This is why restaurants need to be required to label their menu's with all the things people need to know. Some people may be going on a diet some may just want to know how much is in it and why. If restaurants did this it may increase their wealth and make more people trust them and want more people to go to this current restaurant. In these days nothing is cooked without some kind of chemical and if the restaurant is too scared to tell everyone what chemical is in their food than they should not put it up for sale. Chemicals can hurt people after a long time of eating the same place for a while and can even become deadly after too much, that is why you must always know what is
Obtain the individual's permission to informally interview them regarding their food preferences and factors affecting their food choices.
They expect me to be patient, clear with orders, not demanding, and aware of what is going on. I must know what food they just told me was done and where to take it, but first I need to pay attention to hear when my name is called. There is usually more tension between the kitchen and waiters than there is with any other workers. The roles are so different. The kitchen staff usually looks at servers as just wanting to get a good tip, and that we do not care the extremities the kitchen has to go to for us. It is important that servers respect the kitchen staff; they are in charge of the food we will be serving. “Servers, as mediators, need their food when their customers demand it: sometimes this is before the food is ready; at other times after. If servers demand food too early, cooks are stressed; but if they don’t pick up the food on time, the food is poor and the cook seems incompetent.” (Fine 105). This is the most true on Friday and Saturday nights. Everything seems to be more chaotic on these nights, since most people decide to go out. This is good because it brings in more business for the restaurant, but then there are always more unhappy customers on these nights as well. Overall, positive interaction with the kitchen staff can make amazing things happen.
The food products we consume on a daily basis are made up of at least one ingredient. In the case of processed foods, individual ingredients are often quite numerous. In the interest of understanding the origins of just one of these ingredient I pondered my favorite foods that also contained a great number of ingredients. I am personally very fond of physical activity and, subsequently, I have always valued protein in my diet. Protein is vital for maintaining the body’s metabolic functions and it also aids in muscle repair and growth. Because its nutritional properties I regularly seek large quantities of Protein in the foods that I consume. Additionally, supplements are one reliable and affordable way to maximize protein intake and my favorite of these has to be protein bars. While I have tried countless protein bars, Clif Builders stood out for me because of their great taste and the Cliff Bar company’s commitment to sustainability, which I initially perceived to be uncompromising and ethically sound. Going beyond the label, the number one ingredient in Clif Builders is soy protein isolate. In order to fully grasp the impact of my Clif Bar habit I have researched and analyzed all stages of soy protein isolate production. In this paper, I will examine the common locations of both non-gmo soy farming, as such pertains to the specific soy protein isolate found in cliff builder bars, and soy protein isolate processing, as well as the total time it takes to produce soy
In particular, the feature that make a restaurant a great restaurant is when one leaves the restaurant stuffed every time. One restaurant is Texas Roadhouse. Texas Roadhouse is a steakhouse where an individual can pick however many ounces of steak they deem necessary. This quality tempted me to trump the amount of ounces that I got the last time, but every time the I get to the last few ounces I have to tap out. The fact that they want to beat themselves is not all of it, but the fact that the steak is so juicy they can’t stop eating it. So it leaves them maxed out by the time they leave. Another great restaurant is Blaze pizza. Blaze pizza is a “ build your own pizza” place where anyone can pick their own toppings all the way down to the dough. The reason one will leave this place stuffed is because of the unique taste of the pizza being cooked over flames, instead of the stove. The pizza being personal pizza size makes it seem manageable, but really the pizza is pretty big and by the time someone gets to