This week’s skill focus is about using adjectives to sell food. Please don’t close the window. Go ahead and take a moment to groan and roll your eyes. It’s cool. I understand that instinct. I have sat through this lesson before. Get it out of your system. I will just wait here. Feeling better? I […]
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One of the coolest parts of spending over a decade in the restaurant business is that you know someone at most every restaurant. Last night, my girlfriend Ali (who complains about not getting mentioned enough on here) and I went to check out a new restaurant. We scrolled through a list of six people we […]
Read any good books lately? When I sent out advanced copies of my book, I was hoping someone would say something nice about it in their reviews. All of the people who had read it previously did so to edit it. Something about getting back all the previous copies covered in red ink made me wonder […]
It is with a great deal of pride and excitement that I can finally announce the release of my first book: Tips2: Tips For Improving Your Tips. I have been teasing this big announcement for months and am glad to finally be making it, even though for regular readers it may be akin to Mitt […]
Regular readers of this blog may have realized already that I hate getting stumped by my guests. I have spent thousands of hours researching food to prevent this from happening. Last night I was asked a question so simple I should have known the answer. They asked me what makes vinegar “balsamic.” One theory was […]
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About The Author
David Hayden was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. He took his first serving job in 1996. Since that time, he has worked for over a dozen different restaurant companies. He has held both hourly and salaried positions at independent and corporate restaurants. He has waited on over 100,000 guests and trained hundreds of servers. He has been named "Best Server in Kansas City" the last three years by the local weekly paper.