Monthly Archives: March 2014

No Call, No Show!!!!!!!!

Don't be the be the no show...(Photo Credit: Amass Restaurant)

Don’t be the no show…(Photo Credit: Amass Restaurant)

This blog is a way for you to see what is going on at the restaurant, but also a way for us to let you know how we are feeling so here it goes.

I want to address an issue that has been talked about since the first restaurant opened. People who book a table and do not show up. They don’t call, they don’t send an email because they don’t give a shit. Every restaurant owner knows exactly what I am talking about and I am definitely not the first person to rant and rave about this. Would you schedule a doctor’s appointment and not show up? Would you schedule a hair appointment and not show up? Would you book a meeting with your bank advisor and not show up? Then why would you book a table at a restaurant and not show up? If the answer is yes to any of these, then you are a selfish person that has no respect for the people around you. I say selfish because you have a reserved a table, therefore making it not available for other people that have every intention of coming. Of course people get sick and other circumstances may arise making it not possible for you to come. All you have to do is call or email and that table becomes free for another person to book. Aside from the selfish aspect, it hurts the restaurant as a business. For anybody out there that is not aware of the financial gains of most restaurants, the profit margins are minimal so an empty table really hurts most restaurants. OK. I am done. Thank you for listening and please, if you make a reservation at a restaurant…show up.

My So-Called Day Off

A few months ago, I agreed to go and teach English via cooking to 25 third-graders. We made oat chips with whipped chocolate. Basically, I got them all riled up on sugar then left. (My apologies to the entire staff at the school.)

But this did not mean I didn’t get my just desserts. I can honestly say that three hours with 25 nine-year-olds is the equivalent of a 100-hour workweek. Hats off to the teachers that do this every day. Here are a few pictures from the day.

Thanks for organizing it Christina.