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  • n. Collectively, staff employed to wait at tables in a restaurant.


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  • Restaurants are required by the IRS to report "estimated" tips and waitstaff is expected to pay income tax on those tips.


  • For one thing, I went to Mama Inés, a café I don't otherwise like because the waitstaff is in general so arrogant and slow for non-muscle marys, but they have a very good pan tomaca breakfast.

    Breakfast in Bed

  • All the waitstaff were amused with my camera, but then the boss lady came to my table and asked what I was doing.

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • C Ro: You may be right about the service being cold — I never test to see if the waitstaff will be my friend.

    Etta’s: The Unbearable Guilt | Seattle Metblogs

  • And if you're making a scouting trip to the venue ahead of time, do some fact-finding with people you encounter, such as waitstaff and local shopkeepers.

    Statesman - AP Sports

  • The mojitos and caipirinhas made from infused sugarcane that went out to a lucky few on June 16 are also on nearly every menu, where they confound the waitstaff, who must come up with an acceptably polite way of explaining to diners how to consume them.

    The Sorcerer’s Apprentices

  • Both of those numbers include a daily supply of not-very-good bread (10.80 euros), bottled water (36.00 euros), and excellent coffee (8.67 euros), which Debbie Sánchez or another member of the waitstaff makes to order.

    The Sorcerer’s Apprentices

  • Jack Hattem, Ron Sion and Akiva Dickstein would work as the waitstaff.

    Where a Dinner Goes for $100,000

  • Thank you to all the waitstaff and managers, who have given me a home away from home.

    The Dark Side of Innocence

  • Colors also serves as a training ground for workers seeking to grow their skill set; few restaurants will hire inexperienced waitstaff or bartenders, and the training program at Colors gives workers opportunities to build their resumes.

    Ted Hesson: At Restaurant Born After 9/11, Respect for Worker Rights


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