I forgot to mention that the display monitor for the ticket system on our station has been broken since Wednesday night and we’ve been running verbal tickets old school style all week. It’s already an added layer of stress to keep track of your board in your head but what made it worse was that the sous chefs didn’t always call out our tickets to us, causing us to miss some dishes entirely and needing to pick them up on the fly. Tonight was a rough night for me, primarily due to doing 300+ covers without a working ticket monitor. But I also blame those Norwegian lobsters. They’re a pain in the butt and we ended up selling 18 orders back to back.
Toward the end of the night, the sous chef turned to us and said to fire 25 orders of the langoustine special. I was just about to panic (and maybe cry) when he said he was just kidding. So not funny :(