We've had Waffle House, we've had Chinese takeout and we've had McDonalds. Joining the fray from the other end of the industry, I'm a floor captain and sommelier at a fine dining restaurant. AMA!
After seeing the fun AMA's with other industry workers, I thought I'd try an AMA about the opposite and less accessible end of the industry. I spend my days and weekends working in a restaurant that tends to attract celebrities, politicians and the outrageously wealthy.
There are plenty of misconceptions, prejudice and simple misinformation about restaurants, from Michelin stars, to celebrity treatment to pricing.
I've met countless celebrities, been yelled at by a few. I've had food thrown at me, been cursed at, been walked out on.
On the flip side, I've had the pleasure of meeting some of the nicest people, trying some of the most unique foods, rarest wines and otherwise made a living in a career that certainly isn't considered glamorous.
Note: Proof was submitted to mods privately, as my restaurant has a lot of active Redditors and I'm not trying to represent my place of work here when I give truthful answers.
Edit: I've made it my goal to answer every single question so just be patient as I get to yours.
Edit 2: Jesus christ this is exhausting, no wonder actual celebrities give one word answers.
Edit 3: Okay guys, I told myself whenever I got my queue empty after a refresh, I'd call it a night. I just hit that milestone, so I'm gonna wrap it up. Sorry for any questions I missed, I tried my best.
It was great, hope it was a good read.
Well I'm back and things are still going. Fuck it, let's do it live again.
1:30 PM EST, working my way through the 409 messages in my inbox.