IamA Lead Waiter at a 4-AAA-Diamond, Michelin-Rated Restaurant. I make over $110k a year. AMA!
Thank you everyone for your questions. And a special thanks to /u/The_Conan_Obrien for dropping by, I wish you the best of luck in the world of Mac & Malt.
I'm going to have to pull the plug on this AMA and get back to normal life. It's been a ton of fun! I might drop in later for any unanswered questions.
My short bio: I've been in the restaurant industry for about a decade with five years in fine dining. Graduated from college in a STEM field, but starting salaries couldn't match what I was doing in the restaurant, so I decided to stay a while.
A few years went by and I kept climbing diagonally within the industry and ended up in a high end restaurant with a huge staff and high-end clientele.
I have worked most positions within the front of the house in a restaurant, ranging from food runner, bartender, to manager, hosting, and waiting tables.
It's a unique industry, with really unique people. You end up working with some very driven people and some very lazy people.
Nonetheless, I'm open to any questions about the industry or the fine-dining in general.
My Proof: Provided to the Mods.