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


May 31, 2023 39 mins

Overall, an effective restaurant menu should be visually appealing, easy to read and navigate, and offer a selection of dishes that cater to a range of tastes and dietary needs. By following these tips, you can create a menu that will entice customers and maximize sales.

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This week’s restaurant podcast celebrates National waitstaff day is May 21st. We are raising awareness about the hard work and dedication of waiters and waitresses, who play a vital role in the hospitality sector. We give suggestions on how to celebrate, then later on in the show we go through a brief history of restaurants.

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In this podcast episode, where we uncover the reasons behind the staggering failure rate of restaurants and explore the key factors that determine their success. What are the  common pitfalls that contribute to restaurant failures. From poor location choices and fierce competition to high costs and low profit margins, we cover the board.

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In this week’s restaurant podcast, we discuss 10 lies servers tell most often. Restaurant servers deal with a lot of moving parts. It takes a lot of coordination to facilitate a great guest experience. They see thousands of guests and that can mean finding ways to survive the shift. Mistakes happen and everyone has a different way of adjusting when things go sideways.

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I had an awful experience with a table. Worst in 20 years. Find out why things went so wrong and what I could have done to prevent this disaster.

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In this episode, we delve into the world of restaurant service and explore the essential steps that every waiter should master in order to provide an exceptional dining experience for their guests. We begin by discussing the importance of the first impression and the proper way to greet and seat guests.

Next, we move on to taking orders, serving food, and checking on guests, highlighting the key elements of each step and of...

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April 19, 2023 35 mins

Welcome to this week's episode of our restaurant podcast, where we discuss a common work-related challenge - dealing with an incompetent manager. We received an email from one of our listeners sharing their struggles with a difficult manager, and we have some practical strategies to help them and anyone facing a similar situation. Our aim is to guide our listeners towards building a productive and healthy relationship with...

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April 14, 2023 29 mins

Be it family or friends, as a restaurant employee sometimes we find ourselves at a table whose restaurant etiquette makes us cringe. We will discuss the best way to survive the evening and possibly save you some embarrassment. To help people with bad restaurant etiquette, one can lead by example, be respectful, use humor, address the behavior directly, and be patient. Modeling good behavior respectfully can encourage ...

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April 6, 2023 35 mins

Taking the order as a server in a restaurant can seem routine. It can be very mechanical. There are some basic steps you MUST follow. This week’s podcast episode outlines the best way to take an order. Follow these steps and you will be set up for success the rest of the way… Later on in the show I will also share with you my best tips while taking an order.

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March 30, 2023 37 mins

This podcast episode will teach you how to become a restaurant waiter. If you are interested in getting started as a restaurant waiter we have the show for you. Last week’s guest Kyle Dalia returns once again to lend his expertise. We will give you the best advice for getting into the server position and making money. As a waiter, you will need excellent communication skills to interact with customers, take ...

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March 23, 2023 33 mins

Seasonal Waiter: Best of both worlds. Most areas have a high season and low season and unless you are in a town like Las Vegas or a place like Disney, where it is always busy. The seasonal restaurant waiter takes advantage of peak activity in two different towns. For example, a restaurant located in a tourist destination may hire seasonal waiters during the summer months when there is an influx of visitors.&...

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March 15, 2023 25 mins

Ever thought to yourself I am going to crush this buffet? How do these restaurants stay in business? If so we will explain how buffet restaurants make their money.

Buffet restaurants make money by charging customers a fixed price for all-you-can-eat access to the buffet. The price of the buffet typically varies depending on factors such as the location, time of day, and selection of food offered.

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This week’s restaurant podcast we discuss the Pros and Cons of taking reservations in the restaurant. In this Video, I Discuss the Truth About Restaurant Reservations and What You Need to Know if You're Considering Making Them! This Video Shares Tips and Advice on how Reservations work for Any Restaurant! Reservation systems can be a great benefit to a restaurant however the ease of making reservations has create...

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March 3, 2023 37 mins

Fancy Restaurant. In this week’s restaurant podcast Danny and I recall our night out at a fancy restaurant. People often choose fancy restaurants to celebrate special occasions such as anniversaries, birthdays, or other milestones. The upscale atmosphere, elegant decor, and exquisite food make it the perfect setting for a memorable event. Our reason was to celebrate a few birthdays of persons that are in the grou...

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February 23, 2023 37 mins

The perception of time is a complex concept that is a subjective experience. In this week’s restaurant podcast we look at the perception of time in the restaurant. Time is influenced by a variety of factors, including biological, psychological, and cultural influences. Restaurants welcome many different cultures and so we also welcome the cultural differences of time. From reservations to how long to stay in the ...

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February 14, 2023 21 mins

This week’s restaurant podcast "Black Inventors”: The Impact on the Restaurant Industry". This podcast will explore the incredible contributions of black inventors throughout history and how they have shaped the restaurant industry. We will discuss the inventions of black inventors and how they have changed the world, from the invention of the refrigerator to the invention of the deep fryer. Truly amazing and just in ...

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February 8, 2023 37 mins

Pie is a great way to end a meal. It is a classic dessert that is often served at family gatherings and special occasions. Restaurants sell pie because it is a popular dessert item and is enjoyed by many people. In this week’s restaurant podcast we discuss the top 10 pies served in restaurants. Later on in the show we find out about some odd ingredients that pies are made of. 

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February 2, 2023 44 mins

Restaurant Movie series continues with Pt 9. Boiling Point (2021). As restaurant waiters we love reviewing restaurant movies from the point of view of people who live the reality. Movie lover and friend of the show Omar Eraso joins us to discuss the merits of this movie. Full spoilers ahead, is the warning before engaging in this round table discussion.  

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January 24, 2023 39 mins

Podcast Journey Pt. 2 Danny and I discuss how we started the podcast. Last week the main focus was on our life working in the restaurant. This week we open up about all the challenges we had while producing this podcast. We reveal the tension and pain points along the way. What is our process like? Perhaps you are interested in creating a podcast of your own? This show can give you some perspe...

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January 18, 2023 34 mins

Have you ever wondered what working in a restaurant is like? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to start a podcast? In this weeks restaurant podcast, Danny and I are sharing our podcast journey. How did this show come about? Why do we feel so strongly about the restaurant industry. The recording of this podcast episode ran a bit long so we decided to break it up into two parts. Part ...

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