Today Show: Bitchy Waiter Darron Cardosa
Darron Cardosa, who runs the blog thebitchywaiter.com, didn’t start blogging just because he has a bad attitude. No, as someone who has been in the food industry since 1990, Darron has dealt with people and situations that very few of us could fathom, so he kind of has a right to release a little steam here and there.
Today: Making A Waiter Aware Of Allergies
Working at a restaurant, the thing that bothers him most is people that come in expecting people to know what they are allergic to. As he said, it is your responsibility, not that of the waiters, for your allergies to be made known.
Today Show: Professional Waiters Are Real
Another thing Darron Cardosa wanted people to realize is that there is such a thing as a professional waiter. He dislikes when people ask him, “so, what’s your real job?” He makes real money and pays real bills with that real money, so therefore, it’s a real job. There are plenty of people that want to make a career out of being a server, and you can make good money doing it.
A big thing that people like to do as well is ask Darron what is good on the menu. When they ask in generalizations, Darron really doesn’t know what to tell the person. However, if you can narrow it down, or they ask him what his favorite menu item is, he really doesn’t have a problem with that.
Today: Specials At Restaurants Aren’t So Special
As a tip, Darron Cardosa warned us about specials, which, sometimes, aren’t very special at all. Apparently, these are foods that they might have too much of in the freezer, and want to get rid of before they go bad. Therefore, they throw them up as a special and call it a day.
Today Show: Being A Good Tipper
Darren said that he always finds it strange when someone comes into the restaurant and announces that they are a good tipper, or they slide him a $5 bill with an air of “there’s more where that came from.” Number one, those people usually end up being average tippers at best. Number two, don’t say you’re a good tipper, just be a good tipper.
As for tip amounts that Darron likes to see, a 15 percent is a B, 20 percent is an A, and anything above 20 percent is an A+. However, if you choose to tip 10 percent, that is going to score you a C, and anything below that is failing. If you do happen to be stingy though, you probably won’t have to worry about the waiter spitting in your food. In the 23 years Darron has been in the food industry, he has never seen it happen.