A Survival Guide for Restaurant Professionals / Edition 1

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Overview

Four Star Tips: A Survival Guide for Restaurant Professionals is a lively, easy-to-read book that is full of anecdotes and useful information for the busy student or professional. Chapters One-Three encourage readers to evaluate their work and personal lives and set goals for the future. The authors introduce the Seven Guiding Principles, which form the core of this book. They ask readers to analyze how they spend their time and what tasks give them the most pleasure. They discuss time management and how to get organized. Chapters Four-Seven focus on the restaurant work environment. The importance of teamwork, customer service, and stress management are discussed. Other chapters discuss the importance of sanitation in the restaurant, the role of the Board of Health, the challenges of managing a restaurant, what its like to own a restaurant, and financial planning. Throughout the book restaurant professionals from waitstaff to managers to bartenders to menu planners share their experiences and advice about working in this profession.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401840938
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/29/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 4.50 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Alan Gelb holds Alan Gelb holds dual master degrees in Writing and Education and is a member of Writers Guild of America and PEN International. He has written many professional and consumer works and his Survival Guides have been highly successful.

Karen Levine and Alan Gelb are a husband/wife team who write many professional and consumer works. They work in conjunction with an industry professional. Their Survival Guides have been highly successful.

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Table of Contents

Chapter One: The Whole Enchilada. Chapter Two: A Tall Order. Chapter Three: Done to a Turn. Chapter Four: Mix Well. Chapter Five: Special Orders Dont Upset Us. Chapter Six: Cooldown Time. Chapter Seven: Recipes for Health. Chapter Eight: Did You Say, "The Board of Health"? Chapter Nine: Oh Waiter! Chapter Ten: The Management Drill. Chapter Eleven: The Big Time. Chapter Twelve: The Possible Dream. Chapter Thirteen: The Savvy You. Chapter Fourteen: Behind the Scenes.

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