Newbie here. I've just found out I've got a trial shift for a cafe/restaurant in London this week, and to be honest I'm not too sure what to expect. I've never waitered before, any words of advice or ideas of what to expect would be really helpful! Do they expect you to be able to be thrown into it straight away without knowing a seating plan, etc?
Thanks in advance!
Restaurant trial shift - what to expect?! Watch
- Thread Starter
- 13-07-2014 18:19
- 14-07-2014 00:10
I saw your post and thought I'd help you out with some tips.
So we offer 'on the job experiences' as part of our recruitment process which may be similar to what you can expect on your trial shift. We dont expect the candidate to know everything on the menu straight away or how to use the till, but we look for behaviours that we believe are essential to delivering a great customer experience.
Just remember a customer's experience is vital and they will probably be looking to see that you have a natural aptitude to talk to customers, you are polite and friendly and that you can communicate effectively. It is always good to demonstrate initiative when you can also!