March, 30 2010
This is my evaluation of the differences in working in to two restaurants such as the Olive Garden and Old Chicago, and which company is better to work for based on a set of criteria I have provided. As of today, I am working for Old Chicago and the Olive Garden.Many people ask me which one I like better, or which company is better to work for. The best way to convey my feelings and views on which restaurant’s better, is to describe what my criteria of what makes for a better work place. First of all, I need a place to work where there is a lot of contact with the public, has a very comfortable atmosphere where guests can easily come in, sit down, and relax to enjoy their meal. Secondly, I need to have a management team that is appreciative and observant of my efforts while on the job. Lastly, I need my ideal place to work needs to take care of me, as far as the opportunity to increase my income and employee benefits,such as discounts and even benefits.
I started working for Old Chicago about four and a half years ago. I went into the company wanting to be a server. With no prior restaurant experience they would only hire me as a dishwasher, so that’s where I started. The management team wanted someone with restaurant experience and that’s what they gave me. After working a few short months in the kitchen, my management team noticed my efforts to move up and did so by promoting me to a server.
Being a part of the service team and leaving the kitchen felt amazing for many reasons. In the kitchen the atmosphere was very hot and loud. The mixture of smells from time to time was overwhelming, ranging from the wide array of pizza toppings, cheesecake, to steaks and sausage, where at times gave me a headache. On the service side of the restaurant, the atmosphere was much, much more enjoyable. For Example, walking into the restaurant at the beginning of a dinner rush, there is...