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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
‘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.”
Cocaine in the Tiramisu: What I Saw Working for a Restaurant Run by the Polish Mafia
Orgies, beatings, and shifty-eyed teenage boys in tracksuits—my time waitressing at the Yangtze was a big, fat cliché.
What Would Rappers Sound Like If They Had Ordinary Jobs?
Imagine Drake as a surly teenage waiter, begging for tips with his dulcet and smooth flow.
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.
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?
Meet the Worst Restaurant Customers of 2015
What is it about paying for the privilege of ordering food that turns ordinary people into full diva-mode Mariah Careys? Behold: some of the most cretinous customers we encountered this year.
What It's Like to Eat Everything on the Wetherspoons Christmas Menu
Wetherspoons, the no-frills, no-music, no-need-to-wash pub chain that defines British drinking, does a Christmas menu. I went to try it—all three starters, two mains, and two puddings.