The Bitchy Waiter: Tales, Tips & Trials from a Life in Food Service

The Bitchy Waiter: Tales, Tips & Trials from a Life in Food Service

by Darron Cardosa

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Overview


Millions of people have, at some point in their lives, waited tables. Some only did it in college, or got out by sheer determination, good luck . . . or suicide. Others took it on as permanent employment. And many remain haunted by nightmare scenarios where they are the sole server in a restaurant packed with complaining patrons. For all those disenchanted current and former food service employees, Darron Cardosa has your back. His career began at a Texas steakhouse in 1984, and since 2008 he’s vented his frustrations in the popular blog The Bitchy Waiter. A snarky mix of David Sedaris, Anthony Bourdain, Erma Bombeck, and Mo Rocca, Cardosa distills 30 years of food service into dark, funny tales—about crazy customers, out-of-control egos, and what really goes on in that fancy restaurant—that anyone who worked in the industry will recognize and relate to.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781454917243
Publisher: Sterling
Publication date: 04/05/2016
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 211,504
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author


Darron Cardosa proudly refers to himself as a media whore, and has been known to spend hours at a time linking his blog to every conceivable website that may get him more traffic. The Bitchy Waiter blog now boasts nearly 10,000 followers on Twitter and 250,000 fans on Facebook. In 2011 he was featured in a New York Post article entitled “Should You Trust Your Server?” He has been a guest on WOR talk radio and also on WNYC public radio. In August 2011 he appeared as a guest on Dr. Phil to discuss children’s behavior in restaurants, and in November 2011 he was a contributing commentator for CBS Sunday Morning, which reached more than five million viewers. In August 2012 his blog was referenced in an article on CNN’s website Eatocracy.com, and most recently he was quoted in an article about tipping for the Wall Street Journal. Darron lives in New York, NY.

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The Bitchy Waiter: Tales, Tips & Trials from a Life in Food Service 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can relate to almost every situation. The author's added humor of these scenarios made me laugh out loud to while reading the entire book. Great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you're a waiter you know
B-loNY More than 1 year ago
Very entertaining