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 4, 2021 33 min

Mother’s Day is the busiest restaurant day of the year. Most in the industry believe it is a day to be survived. This holiday holds a mixed bag for everyone in the service industry, large parties, kids, slammed all day, and everything in between. On this restaurant podcast episode we share some of our Mother’s Day experiences and share our tips on how to thrive on this day.

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Waiting on a table of service industry people is an interesting experience.?Whether you are a bartender or a server you have to be prepared for shenanigans or a super easy time.?From ultra politeness to ultra demanding, we turn into different animals when we sit at a table all together and receive service.

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Ever wonder if there are fundamental differences in the hospitality industry between the U.S. and Canada? Friend of the show Matt Glover gives us a bit of insight from his perspective. From the western province of Alberta, this week’s restaurant podcast gets the low down on minimum wage for restaurant employees, rules of engagement for alcohol sales and even tips. Matt provides some answers to questions I have had for a long time. ...

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April 13, 2021 50 min

Industry Profile: With Scott Lustig. As promised we will showcase servers, bartenders, chefs, and other restaurant industry professionals in season 3. This episode Scott shares his passion for the industry as a chef, owner, and server. Thank you Scott for being candid about your highlights and challenging times.  

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April 6, 2021 40 min

Kids in the restaurant. How do you navigate kids at the table? How do you deal with poor behavior? How do you make them feel empowered and facilitate their experience in the restaurant? We explore the ways that you can survive and thrive during their visit. 

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March 30, 2021 34 min

Surprise! Danny leads the show in this week’s restaurant podcast: Paying Your Dues. Feeling a bit entitled, Danny describes how we arrived to this stage in our serving career and what colors our perspective on the industry. Later in the show we admit how personal serving and podcasting is to us both. 

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March 23, 2021 36 min

This week’s restaurant podcast features Brandon Tendler, a product developer with a passion for restaurants. Brandon shares his expectations on restaurant systems and execution. We also discuss the feature he wrote on Ghost Kitchens linked below.

Guest: Brandon Tendler

Author Subject Ghost Kitchens: http://www.atthemargins.com/2019/08/15/i-aint-afraid-of-no-ghost/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/btendler/

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March 16, 2021 25 min

Working a Double. Everyone has worked a double shift at some point. The restaurant double seems to be particularly taxing. Danny and I discuss what it takes to survive working a double in the restaurant.  

We are very proud to be a part of the One Star Network. The one stop shop for restaurant and food podcasts. Featuring Side Work Podcast, Copper and Heat, In Yo Mouth, The Macaroni Zone, Confessions of a Server and yours truly.  

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March 9, 2021 40 min

In this restaurant podcast we list the top ten things that servers may not want you to know. For me there are things that I just do not want to admit.  

We are very proud to be a part of the One Star Network. The one stop shop for restaurant and food podcasts. Featuring Side Work Podcast, Copper and Heat, In Yo Mouth, The Macaroni Zone, Confessions of a Server and yours truly. 

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March 2, 2021 32 min

“Needy people want attention and they are going to get it.” How can we do our jobs efficiently while dealing with needy guests. Danny and I have fun in this week’s restaurant podcast sifting through the techniques we use in this situation.

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February 23, 2021 61 min

This week’s restaurant podcast: How to Deal With Difficult Managers. Welcome Omar Eraso back in studio who has experience as a server but mostly a manager. This fun round table helps me reveal a number of things you can do to navigate working with a difficult boss.

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February 16, 2021 28 min
This week’s restaurant podcast: Virtual Kitchens.  The number of virtual kitchens are growing in the U.S. as many restaurants find respite in the food delivery space.  It is no secret that restaurants have faced challenging times with limitations on indoor dining cut to zero in some parts of the U.S.  The virtual Kitchen has been thriving in countries like China and India and are much larger markets than other countries.  Will the ...
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February 9, 2021 31 min
This week’s restaurant podcast we gain insights into what our food choices say about our personalities.  You are how you eat.  Are you a picky eater?  A fast eater?  Do you like bitter or sweet foods? How you eat and what you eat says a lot about you. Take the Food Personality Test.  https://www.playbuzz.com/myrecipes10/can-we-guess-your-personality-based-on-the-food-you-eat Like this episode? Subscribe to our podcast on https://po...
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February 2, 2021 38 min
What are you doing for The Big Game?  Danny and I ponder what possibilities bars or restaurants have during the Super Bowl.  It is a shame another landmark passes by the restaurant industry.  Later in the show we rank the top ten Super Bowl party foods. Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/themodernwaiterpodcast/. More Info https://www.themodernwaiter.com/
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January 27, 2021 36 min
This week’s restaurant podcast we present a few ways you can memorize your orders.  Having a good memory may not come naturally.  In such cases it is important to improve your memory through practice of simple techniques that can help you become more efficient at work and in life. Like this episode? Subscribe to our podcast on https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-modern-waiter-podcast/id1445457201 and https://open.spotify.com/...
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January 19, 2021 44 min
We level up our service in this week’s restaurant podcast.  I share my weak points as a server and identify some aspects that I can add to my arsenal.  Later in the show we go through some proven ways servers get those extras. Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/themodernwaiterpodcast/.
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January 12, 2021 55 min
In Restaurant Movies: Pt. 4 we review 2014 Chef.  Jon Favreau as Chef Carl Casper deals with professional and personal life both of which have ups and downs. Like this episode?   Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/themodernwaiterpodcast/.
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January 5, 2021 39 min
“Are You Done With Me?” The restaurant business that is… In this week’s restaurant podcast, we recognize that many service industry workers have felt the squeeze of the pandemic.  Many opportunities have vanished and they have been forced to make a change.  Recorded on New Years Eve, it is the perfect time to look forward to what we can do to make a change? Later in the show I will share with you some ideas you may try to make some...
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December 29, 2020 26 min
In this week’s restaurant podcast, I have the holiday blues.  Producer Danny and I explore my feelings about working Christmas Eve and a double on Christmas.  How can we balance work and family during the holidays.  We get into 4 simple tips to help ease the Holiday Blues. Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/themodernwaiterpodcast/. More Info https://www.themodernwaiter.com/
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December 22, 2020 55 min
Dating in the restaurant part two has friend of the show and bartender Stephanie Dotinga dropping in the studio for another round table discussion. Night Owls and Day Walkers continues with her input in this week’s restaurant podcast.  Like this episode? Subscribe to your podcast on https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-modern-waiter-podcast/id1445457201 and https://open.spotify.com/show/2WwXTEggjmNDh4rafHtO85.  Follow us on In...
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