I love the buzz of a busy restaurant
Abrakebabra is a very popular restaurant in Carlow.And from my experience that i gained working here as well as the other restarants i could say there is no such thing as a typical day, all days are different, different problems, challenges and of course different customers. The day could go something like this - open the restaurant, managing staff for the dayan put them in sections and different work flows, organising staff rosters, ringing several suppliers to order stock for the week. Service starts, meeting customers ensuring they are enjoying themselves, handling cash, lodging in safe, ensuring standards are high by all staff, communicating with the kitchen about menus etc and generally problem solving.
I love the way regulars know my name and some nights I could know most peoples names. Also when I go out for dinner anywhere I would probably know at least one person working there so I would be looked after very well.
It's a very demanding job, I have to be well presented everyday. Any problems you have outside the restaurant can't effect you in the restaurant, because customers want to be looked after. I have to be in good form all the time. There can be no such thing as a bad day as I am in direct contact with the public and they want smiling faces.
What i best learnes is to be a organised and outgoing person. A friendly and pleasant manner is a must!There is nothing like a warm welcome.Being a well organised person is an advantage as you will be dealing with a lot of suppliers and reservations.These are skills you naturally have to have.
Can take days off togeder eg: mon&tues