Arrive @ 4pm
Prepare restaurant for dinner service
These preparations include: prepping bread service, setting tables, switching out plates for the chefs, folding napkins, and any last minute cleaning.
This is the time when we get to call all of our treasured guests and remind them of their reservations that evening. Not that they could forget, am I right?
We go through a lot of beverages each day. Whether we need to prepare more of our refreshing hibiscus Arnold Palmer, pick mint to be used in the fresh lime, make a steaming pot of Charming Beard coffee, or try out a new drink recipe for the staff to try at family meal, we have always got something brewing in the beverage department. Not to mention wine and local beer!
Our favorite time of day. This is when we get to sit down together as a family to try any nightly specials, discuss company philosophy, catch up with each other, go over our layout of tables for the evening, and generally laugh and have a good time. We also decide what playlist of music will be gracing our ears for the evening.
Come 5 o’clock, we are ready to start making some memorable food experiences. We love to share these with regulars and first-timers alike! We’re so passionate about our menu that all night you will hear us gushing over the watermelon salad, topped with pickled red onion, feta cheese and a cucumber-mint purée; fried chicken with a white bean and tomato ragout; or our crispy cubed polenta topped with a sweet corn relish! Top that all off with a butterscotch pudding with a chocolate cookie crust, salted caramel and whipped cream, and you are guaranteed to leave with a smile on your face.
After 10 pm when the last of our guests slowly start to trickle out the door, our real work begins. Turning the place back into the restaurant it was before service takes some work. You can find us sweeping, wiping, polishing, taking out garbage/recycling and, you guessed it, stocking more beverages! We tend to have a lot of fun while doing so and partake in discussion about food, music and the events of the night. After all is said and done, the restaurant is once again clean and peaceful. Although we are leaving, we can’t wait to come back the next day and do it all over again.