• 5 Business Dining Survival Tips
    Scarlet O'Hara in Gone With the Wind ate her meal before going to the barbecue for the wrong reasons: it was considered unladylike to be hungry. However, even today there may be some logic to not going to a business meal ravenous. Business lunches and business dinners are the worst dining experiences of all, because they are never about the food.
  • Chocolate Isn't Good Enough: Become an Ice Cream Guru
    Ben & Jerry's is only one company that employs ice cream gurus. If you really love eating ice cream, there are plenty of employers out there willing to pay you to do it. Add this to the list of wacky and wonderful jobs.
  • Beer Is Great for Business
    Think watering holes are bad for the neighborhood or bad for business? Think again!
  • Restaurant Recommendation Site: The Next Best Thing in Neuroscience?
    If you are traveling for business and looking for a place to eat, the new website NARA might have some good recommendations for you. The site claims to use the same type of networking as in your brain to create a list of restaurants that will appeal to your particular tastes.
  • Office Eating Etiquette
    The best practice for eating in the office might be: don't. Here's why.
  • This Job Really Exists

    This Job Really Exists
    Next time you think there are no interesting jobs left, remember the story of Martin Riese. Mr. Riese is the general manager of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's restaurant, Ray's & Stark. Mr. Riese is also a highly specialized brand of sommelier: he's a water sommelier.
  • Happy Hour for Employees
    Restaurants have a well-deserved reputation for employees who party with each other after hours, and celebrate holidays and other occasions together. A growing trend in the modern workplace, regardless of industry, is to encourage happy hour for employees as much as once per week.
  • 'Giving You the Business' Rewards Standout Employees With a Franchise of Their Own
    Hidden camera shows have been around since Allen Funt began pulling pranks on TV back in 1948. "Smile, you're on Candid Camera!" In recent years, hidden camera shows haven't given people much to smile about as they're generally used to catch employees doing bad things behind the boss' back.
  • 5 Big Tips Waitresses Have Received That May Restore Your Faith in Humanity

    According to our 2012-2013 study on How Tips Impact Incomes, waiters and waitresses earn the lowest base salaries in the service industry. The average base is $5.10 an hour and in some states, it may be lower.  Employees in the service industry are often underpaid and rely quite heavily on the tips they receive for basic living expenses. Although rare,  once in a while we hear of waitresses and waiters who have received larger than normal tips from customers.

  • Coca-Cola Steps up -- or Does It?
    Coca-Cola is pledging to stop marketing to children under the age of 12, and to fund exercise programs in countries in which they do business. Will it do any good?
  • High School Summer Jobs - Food Service Job Opportunities

    Name: Erich Wirtanen
    Job Title: Foods Team Lead
    Where: Rosemount, MN
    Years of Experience: 2
    Education: Currently enrolled at Rosemount High School
    Salary: Research salaries for food service jobs and amusement park salaries.

    High School Summer Jobs - Food Service Job Opportunities

    For students in high school, summer jobs can offer great opportunities to gain work experience, earn extra money, and even have fun. In this Salary Story, we hear from one high school student who explains how he went about applying for summer jobs, why he sought out food service job opportunities, and what he learned from the whole experience. Keep reading to find out why summer jobs can be both educational and fun.

    PayScale: What is the job description for a foods team lead?

    A foods team lead is in charge of a specific building in the amusement park. You are responsible for making sure all the operations in your building are functioning properly. Starting the first day, you begin prepping all of the food and operate on a register face-to-face with every customer. You not only have the task of serving the customer, but also making the food and making sure every part of your building is functioning properly. When something goes wrong you’re the first one to fix it. Whether it is a machine malfunction or an upset customer, you must maintain the values of the park and fix it to the best of your ability, always with a smile. Part of keeping your building functioning is making sure it does not run out of raw materials; you are in charge of making sure you order enough for your building every day. You also have to make sure all your employees eat lunch. You need to keep track of who is on break so your building always has enough staff to run properly. At the end of the day you have to clean your building so it is ready for you to open it back up the next morning.

  • Restaurant Job Descriptions - Restaurant Hostess

    Name: Kortni Butterton
    Job Title: Restaurant Hostess
    Where: Seattle, WA
    Current Employer: 50 North
    Years of Experience: 3.5
    Education: Issaquah High School, Diploma; Bellevue College, Associate of Arts and Sciences; University of Washington, Communications and Sociology major
    Salary: Research the median salary scale for restaurants, including restaurant hostess jobs.

    Restaurant Job Descriptions - Restaurant Hostess

    A restaurant hostess works on the front lines. As the first point of contact for customers, a hostess has the important task of creating an excellent first impression. It's not always easy, especially after a long shift or when dealing with difficult customers. In addition to representing the restaurant, a hostess often does a ton of behind-the-scenes work in order to keep things running smoothly. If you're wondering what it takes to make it in this job, don't miss this Salary Story from Kortni Butterton. She shares a detailed restaurant hostess job description and describes the ups and downs of working in the food service industry.

  • Waitress Job Description - Tips on Better Waitressing
    Name: June Gunderson
    Job Title: Waitress
    Years of Experience: 20 years
    Where: Green Bay, WI
    Education: ITT Technical Institute, Green Bay
    Salary: See the PayScale Research Center for median waitress salaries.

    Waitress Job Description - Tips on Better Waitressing

    If you're looking for waitress job openings, take a moment to read our interview with June Gunderson, a waitress with 20 years of valuable experience. She explains which waitressing skills are most important, offers tips on better waitressing, and more. Find out why waitressing jobs can be challenging, rewarding, and lucrative.

    PayScale: What is your waitress job description?

    Everyone thinks waitressing is just waiting on tables. There is much more to the job. When I get to work I have a whole set of prep work I am responsible for before opening for breakfast. Those syrups pitchers and ketchup bottles don't fill themselves. I also have to make sure we have enough silverware wrapped in napkins for the day. The night crew is supposed to help with this, but somehow they are always short. I also do basic food prep. I have to do some of the garnishes and sauces for many of the meals I bring out.