Got the T-Shirt!

After my 7 training shifts at Blue Smoke, I was ceremoniously declared to have passed, and welcomed aboard the team. Now I am the proud owner of 2 Blue Smoke/Jazz Standard t-shirts. Shout out to my trainers Sam, Steph, and Peter, who, in addition to training me for 3 out of my 7 shifts, also managed to have a baby daughter this week. I can imagine that she was probably only slightly less needy than I was this week.

Jazz Standard is the jazz club downstairs where I will also occasionally be working. The thought of working in an atmosphere where the lights were down and where a band was playing that I especially didn’t want to interrupt with my somewhat clunky, burgeoning skills was that much more intimidating, but I actually really liked it. Most tables were only 2 people, and the atmosphere was really laid back.

As a Server Assistant, my potential responsibililities are many: running food from the kitchen*; being on the floor with the servers clearing courses and helping “mark” (set) the tables specifically for what people have ordered; barista-ing (anyone know how to make those cool designs in the cappucino foam?); and assembling takeout orders. Food running, I think, will be my favorite once I am more accustomed to the weight and heat of some of those plates. (Ask to see my barbecue tricep the next time I see you.) I am a wimp, but I am getting there. I like being able to watch how the kitchen operates – for anyone who has worked in a restaurant more than a week perhaps the process of getting food to go out is second nature, but for me the whole thing is fascinating.

Literally 2 minutes after I was deemed capable of taking shifts on my own, 2 of my coworkers approached me about covering some upcoming shifts for them. 🙂 And it all starts today. Should anyone order takeout today between 11am and 4pm, it will be assembled with love by yours truly.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Got the T-Shirt!

  1. jen says:

    cool– good for you.
    thanks for the description… what about the *?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s