Pros: Discount meals, free drinks, and flexible work hours.
Cons: Short breaks and associates with common food allergies have to be careful.
Overall, it was a great experience. I was able to expand my skills in communicating with men and women of all ages and diverse careers.
Typical day at work: setting up/taking down displays, serving/packaging pastries, sandwiches, soup, salad, pasta, etc. Taking phone-in orders, catering orders (phone & fax). Cleaning back of the house, dining, restrooms, and patio.
The management was very friendly, understanding, and organized. The co-workers were all very friendly, and we were able to work as a team. The cashier section, the line section, and the management have to make sure we are all communicating to each other accurately to run the store properly.
The hardest part of the job was making sure customers with dietary restriction/allergies have appropriate/safe meals, and preparing catering orders.
The most enjoyable part was interacting with customers and discovering commonalities while having small chats (such as hobbies, backgrounds, education, etc.).