A great place to become a better server.
Server, To Go Specialist, Certified Trainer (Former Employee) – Naples, FL 34102 – May 3, 2016
Olive Garden to me is one of the best training grounds for becoming a better server. This job was the most difficult jobs I ever had in terms of serving, but I became a better server because of it. A typical shift is having 3-5 tables, and the most challenging was serving soup, salad, and breadsticks. It's challenging because you constantly have to refill portions at least 2-4 times, and in many instances more, for each table, not including drinks. So, you're constantly running back and forth between the kitchen and your tables without much time to take a breath. This place is mostly all about turning tables quickly. Accuracy, timing, and thick skin are all necessary for a job well done here. I enjoyed my time here, but I want to find something a little less demanding, and quite frankly, any other serving job aside from this place is easier.
Serving soup, salad, and breadsticks.