The Modern Waiter Podcast

The Modern Waiter Podcast

The Modern Waiter Restaurant Podcast fun discussions and interviews relating to the service industry that are relevant to both restaurant workers and guests. Have you ever wondered what your waiter or waitress is thinking? Have you ever wondered how a restaurant works behind the scenes? Perhaps you worked in the service industry and laughed while discovering that all restaurant employees are the same. We have all dined at restaurants many times. The Modern Waiter Podcast helps restaurant patrons enjoy their experience by giving them a look behind the industry curtain. “I want to show the world that a career in the restaurant business can be a legitimate profession.” - Marlon Joseph, Host of The Premier Restaurant Podcast. Restaurant guest, managers, chefs, waiters and waitresses are all represented well by this show. Contact us at https://www.themodernwaiter.com/

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May 17, 2022 35 min

After a day of work there are several ways people choose to unwind. Shift drinks is one of the ways restaurant workers decompress after a shift and it is the subject of this week’s podcast. I tell the story of my first shift drink and why I did it is such dramatic fashion. Danny brings me to a simple revelation about Happy Hour.

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Do you work days, nights, or both? In this week’s restaurant podcast we talk about the night shift. Why does Danny work both and I am a night shift kind of guy… (for now)

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May 5, 2022 31 min

Bar Life Pt. 2 with Ashton picks up with a discussion on the pros and cons of bartending. Later on in the show Ashton shares her frustration about brunch, co workers and managers.  

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April 27, 2022 21 min

In this week’s restaurant podcast we discuss Bar Life with Ashton. Have you ever wondered why a bartender seems to overlook you? We may have the answer in the dos and don’ts at the bar.  

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April 20, 2022 20 min

What do you know about St. Patrick’s day? What do you know about the man himself? We love drinking holidays. This week’s restaurant podcast Danny and I rank the drinking holidays and share our thoughts on how to survive drinking all day.  

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This episode of Shift Drinks we head over to Anthony's Clam House where Nichole joins us and tells us about her new awesome job. Danny has to deal with drunk people at a music festival on the beach.

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“Get a real job”, just one of many flippant comments lobbed my way after posting a 8 second reel on instagram. After hundreds of comments I asked myself why do people hate restaurant servers? In the first show on YouTube for this podcast after 175 audio only shows Danny and I bear out some myths about what servers do and how we get paid. You don’t have to understand but for those of you willing to learn, here we go…

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April 5, 2022 29 min

Restaurant misconceptions abound! This week’s restaurant podcast runs through our top ten things that you think to be true but simply are not.  

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March 29, 2022 32 min

This week’s restaurant podcast is inspired by National Chip and Dip day. From nostalgic snacks from our childhood to the popular chips of today there are best practices and best in show. Later on in the show we will go through some flavors that are doing too much.

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March 23, 2022 40 min

What is inclusion? How does it fit in with equality vs. equity? In the final show we publish from our Atlanta trip. Our guest, Jason Raymond shares how his journey began on the subject. Danny and I learn, laugh, and get contentious.

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March 15, 2022 49 min

Review the Reviews, our second show on our Atlanta road trip.  Jason Raymond, friend of the show joins us once again to share his collection of reviews. Some are fair and some are loathsome. It is simply astonishing what people will write in a review. Reviews should be helpful to potential patrons and directional to the establishments.

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Raw Chef Carla joins us for this week's shift drinks. We headed down to Roxannes, downtown Ft. Lauderdale, one of our favorite spots. We were able to drag our video equipment and take over the back room to record. Carla's Sunday shift is meal prep for her clients and Danny describes his smooth shift. I talk about navigating some aggressive ladies at brunch.

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March 9, 2022 51 min

Level Up, The first show on our Atlanta road trip. John D long time service industry veteran shares his path and philosophy on leveling up in the biz. He shares his serving style, standards and later on in the show we play a game of would you rather…

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March 1, 2022 43 min

Restaurant owner Meir joins the show. This week’s restaurant podcast finds us reminiscing about old restaurant technology. Later in the show Meir shares his passion for the restaurant business while pondering why so many want the dream of owning a restaurant despite all the pitfalls.

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February 23, 2022 45 min

This week’s restaurant podcast continues our restaurant movie series. 1997’s Good Burger, a comedy set around fast food and rich with burgeoning stars. We run through a full breakdown of the movie then rate the movie as a restaurant movie at the end of the show.

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February 15, 2022 48 min

Friend of the show Raw Chef Carla shares her experience Leaving the Restaurant Industry. What does she miss about serving? Later in the show we play a game. 

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February 9, 2022 51 min

Crossing the line is the topic of this week’s restaurant podcast. Joining us is known button pusher and friend of the show Omar Eraso. We laugh to Omar’s work place drama with a habitual line stepper. He also tells a story of him having quit after his boss crossing the line.  Find out what things have pushed our buttons by guests and co-workers.

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February 1, 2022 37 min

Shoes are the most important yet most overlooked part of the restaurant uniform. Kitchen, servers, and bar staff all have their preferences. So many styles all centered around comfort and keeping you same. Shoe technology has come a long way over the years. Some do some don’t. In this week’s restaurant podcast we discuss our experiences and some fails.

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January 25, 2022 35 min

Training a restaurant server can be frequent, it can be a hassle, in can be rewarding. Getting a new person to assimilate into the system became all of those in the past. My experiences training runs deep and it depleted my patience for the task. This episode looks back at the fun aspects of training. Making light of one of the more critical systems in the restaurant business is what we do. We take an unusual look at training a res...

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Shift Drinks finds us at Anthony's once again. I got yelled at by a guest while Danny's regular is drunk and rude to fellow patrons.

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