The Art of Hosting
The Complete Training Guide for Waiters and Restaurant Hosts
Whether you're new to the business or you've been a server for years, The Art of Hosting will give you the tools you need to walk, talk and act like a seasoned pro.
Filled with insider tips and info, this book will show you in clear, concise and easy-to-understand terms how to be an outstanding server in even the finest restaurants-and get the biggest tips!
Includes sections on Table Set-up, Taking Guest Orders, Serving Drinks and Wine, Increasing Your Tips and more.
About the Author
An accomplished Master Chef and Restaurateur, Gerard A. Pollion is a graduate of the prestigious French Culinary Institute in Paris, where he became the youngest winner of the French national Maitre D' competition. He opened his first restaurant at 24, receiving a "Top 50 Restaurants" award and three-star rating within just two years. This led to the opening of a second restaurant, which was, for twelve years, equally successful. After selling his restaurants and coming to the United States, Pollion continued his successful career by sharing vast knowledge of hosting as general manager of an exclusive Caribbean resort, and as restaurant manager of a four-star restaurant in South Florida. He was also director of product development for a seafood company. Today, he consults for restaurants and writes. This is his second book about the restaurant industry.