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HockeyRoman
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I have not worked as a server in nearly 7yrs so I don't recall how I memorized everything last time. I am sure that a good number of you have either worked or currently work as a server. What tricks did you use to remember all this mess?

6/26/2010 10:52:59 PM

AstralAdvent
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Have you tried memorizing it?

I'm AstralAdvent and i approved this message.

6/26/2010 10:53:39 PM

qntmfred
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i usually go with the Palin strategy and just write it on my hand

6/26/2010 10:54:03 PM

Kiwi
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Write it on your hand or carry one with you.

My advice is solid.

6/26/2010 10:54:13 PM

Optimum
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but bits of it on your flair

6/26/2010 10:54:51 PM

wwwebsurfer
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cheat sheets in the flip folder thingy. One for steaks, chicken, salads, appetizers, drinks, and wine. Leave the side items (and possible subs) in the cover - it will be used most often. When you eat on the job try different menu items.

6/26/2010 11:15:33 PM

ndmetcal
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just make shit up, half the people don't care and the other half won't notice

6/26/2010 11:17:03 PM

jtw208
 
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getting different menu items is a good way to learn

also, work the expo line if they'll let you

or just use flashcards

6/26/2010 11:17:17 PM

HockeyRoman
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I am mostly concerned about just getting past the interview because the hostess chick that gave me the application said there was a menu quiz at the interview. After that I know I can just read the thing or ask someone. I am probably going to want to hang myself once I get to the sushi roll section.

6/26/2010 11:20:06 PM

Optimum
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i thought you were in meteorology or something?

6/26/2010 11:22:27 PM

Fermat
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i would try to taste a good percentage of the food. Seriously. It's really fast and effective methodology for learning a menu. You might not know there are X number of sides for a particular dish, but you'll have a hard time forgetting you dug the garlic shrimp with asparagus or the blooming onion tastes like space squid that burned up on re-entry

6/26/2010 11:23:27 PM

HockeyRoman
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^^ I still am full time. I am looking to wait tables as a side income in order to pay off my motorcycle quicker and to save up for my hike on the AT.

^Haha. Awesome. I thought about venturing over there for lunch tomorrow and trying something different. The only things I've ever eaten there have been the Mixed Veggie sushi roll, spring rolls and edamame.

[Edited on June 26, 2010 at 11:28 PM. Reason : .]

6/26/2010 11:26:26 PM

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