May 19, 2023
May 21st is National Waitstaff Appreciation Day. The difference between an okay dining experience and one that is truly remarkable lies in the hands of your waiter or waitress. They are the unsung heroes in our restaurants, and without them, we wouldn’t be able to operate at the level you’ve come to expect.
National Waitstaff Appreciation Day was created by Fred Sirieix. He wanted to celebrate all waitstaff, from those in the finest restaurants to the ones in the least exotic locations. Sirieix’s goal was to change the perception of waitstaff as being unskilled and show them as hardworking people they are, doing skilled work that can lead to a rewarding career. It was proposed by Sirieix in 2012 and was first celebrated in 2013.
As the Culinary Director at The Castlewood Senior Living, I consider someone with a heart for people, a person that listens to understand, one that remembers residents’ likes and dislikes, is organized, quick on their feet, a team player, and willing to help everyone to have the attributes of a great server. It’s important to have these dedicated and loyal team members because our servers are the face of culinary from the beginning to end. They become very familiar with the residents, from knowing about their family to their culinary choices. They are the first staff to get to know new residents, by spending time with them during very important parts of their days. Great food and excellent service is the heart of how we show we care.
I’m proud to work with Sheila, Windy, Autumn F., Chris, Autumn D., Sydney, Alexis, Barbara, Cameron, George, Emma, Symphony, Taylor, and Daniel. We will be celebrating with donuts from one of the local shops in the morning, followed by pizza ordered in from a local pizza place. Our waitstaff can enjoy both without any preparation or clean up.
Our waitstaff are so very important in making The Castlewood a home. The people that live here become our family and what we do counts each day.
This year, as we all settle in for a fantastic meal, let’s take a moment to recognize the hardworking men and women that make up Arrow’s waitstaff. Their smiles and personalities help make our days a little brighter and the meals taste a little better. Thank you to them all.
The Castlewood Senior Living in Nixa, MO offers independent senior apartments, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include restaurant dining, 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Centrally located near Cox Medical Center South and with convenient access to major shopping centers, including Fremont Hills Country Club, Fountain Plaza, Smallin Civil War Cave, 160 Grand Prix Amusement Center, and the 4 X 4 Brewery-Fremont.
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