Fun, fast-paced environment in the culinary arts department at the college.
Pros: free meals, time goes quickly
Cons: not enough hours available, it is only part-time.
My day starts by tying in chefs and the management for any special instructions for the meals to be served that day. I then set up dining experience for the Lynnwood Rotary which includes table setting with linens, buffet set-up with artistic theme display, and coffee station. When the food is put on the buffet, I serve the Rotary members their lunch. After they are through with their meeting, I break down the buffet, coffee station, and clear all the tables. A dishwasher and I wash and put away all the dishes and clean the kitchen area. I report the number of the meals served to the manager.
During other large events, I lead a team of up to six servers overseeing all the functions of the food service insuring a smooth operation including set-up, serving, and break-down of that particular event.
I have learned quick problem resolution for any situation that may arise during meal set-up, service, and break-down.
The management is top-notch and listens to any suggestions I may have. Also management has excellent people skills.
My co-workers are dedicated and hard-working.
The hardest part is when a last minute change has occurred and we have to alter our plans quickly. Customer satisfaction is a must.
The artistic part of setting up displays to match the themes of the event is truly a delight for me to put together. It really adds to dining experience.