If you run a restaurant, you know just how important it is to train your servers well. They should always be able to take orders, deliver food, and sort the bill with professionalism in mind. However, there is always work on the side in restaurants that have to be completed to keep the eatery running smoothly. It is very essential to maintain a healthy balance for your servers between side work duties and tip-producing tasks to be compensated correctly at the end of the shift. Read on to learn which side work task your servers should be completed!
Identify Side Work Tasks
The first step in preparing a server checklist for your restaurant is to identify all of the tasks that have to get done. Walk through every area of the eatery and write down each task you can think of and when it has to be done in which order. You will want to be as specific and thorough as you can with your list, so nothing gets ignored along the way. Whether it’s refilling the bathrooms with soap and paper towels or cleaning off the dining room space, it could be helpful to write the list with the managers to make sure nothing is forgotten.
Assign Side Work Tasks to Different Stations
Once you’ve completed your list of tasks, you will want to divvy them up to different stations for your severs. This will ensure the staff can focus on one area and accomplish the necessary responsibilities with the best responsibility. You can break up the tasks to the carryout, flatware, wine glass, salad bar, ice bin, drinks, dessert, indoor and outdoor dining stations.
Separate the Station Tasks into Shifts
With server tasks divided up, it is time to prioritize them into shifts, so they get completed at the right time. Create a server opening and closing checklist, with a task list for the night’s end. This way, your whole staff will know exactly what they have to finish and when. If you need help with restocking your supplies in your restaurant, so the server tasks are completed in a timely fashion, give H.C. Walterhoefer a call today!
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