By Tim Kowols
Being a member of a restaurant’s wait staff is a lot more than just writing orders and cleaning up after customers. A drive around Door and Kewaunee counties can yield dozens of help wanted signs for such positions. Wisconsin state law allows the minimum wage to be lower than other jobs, but can be more than made up for through tips. Chris Jacobs from the Village Kitchen in Casco says she has had waitresses with her since the restaurant opened more than 20 years ago. She believes people need to look at the good that comes from being a part of the wait staff.
Jacobs says patience, friendliness, and flexibility are good attributes to have for wait staff personnel. This is part of an ongoing series on career paths available locally.