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The Bitter Bistro Podcast 216 w/ Andy Ostroff

Another great episode of the podcast.  On ep 216, I welcome comedian, Andy Ostroff.

Andy and I tackle serious issues like interviewing for a hip restaurant on Hollywood Blvd.; training your replacement; and how Andy and I REALLY feel about people named "Hans."

You'll also learn about working in a Chinese restaurant as the only white guy, which comedy club has the best food, and Andy's advice to his younger self--and to anyone just getting into the industry.

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Until next time... Server's don't pay their rent with compliments.

"Bitter.  Party of 1?  Your table is ready."

The Bitter Bistro






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Craigslist Jobs You Don't Want

I wrote a post last week called 5 Ways to get A GOOD Restaurant Job.  I've decided to continue to help everyone out by perusing Craigslist for service industry jobs.  There is actually a lot of job openings right now.  But just because there is a lot, doesn't mean that they are all good.
So I've pulled some of my favorite posts that probably should be flagged, but I would rather comment on them.  

 Bikini Bartenders Wanted ***Immediate Openings*** (Long Beach)

New bikini bar has immediate openings available. Start work immediately.

Text bikini photo and brief description of bartending experience for an interview.

Adam (562) 400-9651
Adam, what the hell is your problem?  Text a bikini photo to him?  Uhm... no!  However, I do encourage all of my guy friends to text him some photos.  Bikini optional.  And I’m sure this “bar” is located at Adam’s place.  How convenient!  Run, just run away from this post.  This interview involves a gross couch, a ball gag, and some goats.  Maybe Ada…

The Bitter Bistro Podcast 215 w/ Jake O'Ceallaigh

On this episode, I welcome my long time friend, Jake O'Ceallaigh.  We discuss the only time Jake has gotten fired from a service job, me getting fired a bunch of times, and the darker side of the service industry which involves a lot of booze and drugs.



It doesn't get any BITTER than this!

Until next time... Server's don't pay their rent with compliments.

"Bitter.  Party of 1?  Your table is ready."

The Bitter Bistro






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5 Ways to Get a Good Restaurant Job

I have been working at the same place for 7 years.  That does not call for applause, but rather a one-way ticket to the insane asylum.  People ask me all the time, "How do you get a job in a GOOD restaurant?  Are you guys hiring?"  After telling them that I won't recommend them to my place because I like them, I've decided to write a list of ways to ensure that you'll rise to the top when applying for a server or bartender position.

5.  FIND A GOOD HEADSHOT PHOTOGRAPHER
Welcome to Los Angeles!!!  That's right.  Not just a tool for the actor anymore.  A lot of places, like the W. Hotel, require you to send in a headshot along with your resume.  Yes, that's discriminatory and cruel, but it also explains why there are so many good looking people at these places.  And if you lack experience, your looks will help you out.  And since most of us in the industry are actors, we have access to a list of affordable photographers at our disposal.

4.  REFERRALS ARE YOU…