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Opinions? Is bartending school/academy really needed anymore or is it better just to get started at a restaurant? Good money?

Reatards Unite, Saturday, 1 May 2010 15:22 (eleven years ago) link

imo just get started. i barbacked for a while first.

i made better money during college doing that than any "real" job I've ever had :-/

confederacy-themed bumper sticker enthusiast (will), Saturday, 1 May 2010 15:46 (eleven years ago) link

nine years pass...

I may have a bartending gig starting this summer. Our town voted to go wet in December, and a couple of friends are opening a restaurant and want me to tend bar. The timing couldn't be worse obviously.

herds of unmasked cletuses (WmC), Tuesday, 28 April 2020 13:15 (one year ago) link

Nice! I would take a p/t bartending job in a heartbeat right now just because I think it's fun. It's always been one of my favorite jobs.

Yerac, Tuesday, 28 April 2020 13:48 (one year ago) link

hey, it's something to look forward to.

a good resource for you might be this guy's blog--he has a good amount of material on his path (was a scientist, started barbacking at 41 and became a professional bartender): http://cocktailvirgin.blogspot.com/search/label/*essay

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 28 April 2020 13:50 (one year ago) link

Nice! I've been to that site often for cocktail ideas but haven't looked at the essays, but I will now.

herds of unmasked cletuses (WmC), Tuesday, 28 April 2020 14:08 (one year ago) link

i was a bartender in a london pub for a couple of months once and i fucking hated it.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 28 April 2020 14:11 (one year ago) link

Ha, my first thought was 'i would start doing some squats and stretching now."

Yerac, Tuesday, 28 April 2020 14:12 (one year ago) link

why did you hate it Tracer? I bartended in London before, but the only thing I really hated was the smoke. I loved that they closed early.

Yerac, Tuesday, 28 April 2020 14:14 (one year ago) link

Yeah I need to start getting in shape now. I've lived a very sedentary life and this will kick my ass until I build up a little stamina. The city in its infinite wisdom decreed no liquor sales after 10pm, so that'll be nice.

herds of unmasked cletuses (WmC), Tuesday, 28 April 2020 14:32 (one year ago) link

constantly on my feet. hated the regulars. i hated my boss. the pay was terrible. i got one 15 minute break per shift in which i was 'free' to heat up the chip fryer (which took 10 minutes) in order to fry some chips for myself (3 minutes) and burn my tongue eating them (2 minutes). or take one of the butter and ham sandwiches from the fridge.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 28 April 2020 14:46 (one year ago) link

yeah, that sucks. I was lucky that the two places I worked in London had kitchens so they were good about staff meals and end of night snacks. But the pay was terrible.

Yerac, Tuesday, 28 April 2020 15:09 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

This bartending gig is getting real. Owners showed me around the place yesterday and asked me to give them an equipment/utensil list.

herds of unmasked cletuses (WmC), Monday, 18 May 2020 15:46 (one year ago) link

zinc and vitamin D tablets!

Yerac, Monday, 18 May 2020 15:54 (one year ago) link

what kind of restaurant/drinks program will it be?

Yerac, Monday, 18 May 2020 16:17 (one year ago) link

I don't have a clear sense of the kitchen menu except that it's a step up from a diner. They've been developing dishes the past few weeks and I know shrimp and grits is on there. Barwise, this will be the first place open in decades in this town where you can get a drink with your meal, so they really don't know if they'll be slinging more beer, wine or cocktails. There's a pretty basic drinks list -- whiskey sour, margarita, martini, old fashioned, pisco sour, bloody mary, pink pussycat of all things. That's not the full list. The owners want me to come up with a signature cocktail and I was thinking something with rhubarb syrup that would have a nice jewel tone -- the place is called The Gemstone.

I took a bin full of bottles and some rhubarb syrup down there and we just did some brainstorming. I'm going to be educating the owners as much as the customers. One of them said he usually has a rum and coke in the evening so I left him an ounce of Amaro di Angostura to stick in there and try on for size.

herds of unmasked cletuses (WmC), Monday, 18 May 2020 16:40 (one year ago) link

oh that's right! it was a dry town. That'll be interesting.

Yerac, Monday, 18 May 2020 16:49 (one year ago) link

zinc and vitamin D tablets!

― Yerac, Monday, May 18, 2020

you lost me there

herds of unmasked cletuses (WmC), Monday, 18 May 2020 16:49 (one year ago) link

oh just that i remember when I bartended, I felt like I was constantly fighting some cold.

Yerac, Monday, 18 May 2020 16:51 (one year ago) link

ah, gotcha

herds of unmasked cletuses (WmC), Monday, 18 May 2020 16:54 (one year ago) link

this sounds so fun -- sounds like they want to keep it accessible and also respect your opinion
what a nice outlet for creativity in such SHITTTY TIMES

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 18 May 2020 16:55 (one year ago) link

otm -- this is exciting and scary.

herds of unmasked cletuses (WmC), Monday, 18 May 2020 18:15 (one year ago) link

if your area currently does or will allow to-go cocktails in closed containers as is the case in parts of the country, it might be worth looking into a drink or two where that'd work well and maybe ordering some bottles/containers

I'm not sure what the dining out/bar drinking scene will look like for the near future

mh, Monday, 18 May 2020 18:25 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

I want to develop a watermelon cocktail because what could be more Mississippi, but I'm allergic to melon and so others will have to try them and give me tasting notes. I'm definitely part of the team, had a meeting with the owners last weekend. The liquor situation in Mississippi is even more dire than I thought, now that I've seen the state ABC price list. No pisco, so no pisco sour even though one owner wants it on the menu. I know I've seen a lot of bottles in better liquor stores and at finer restaurants that aren't on the state list, so i have to know how to get that stuff and not get the restaurant in trouble.

I started creating a bar bible for myself with a half-size ring binder. Created some page templates for drink recipes, large type and including clip art of the correct glassware for each, and I'm printing the pages onto cardstock and putting a stripe of clear packing tape along the right side so I can turn pages with wet hands. Showed it to the owners and they were like YEAH! and I said this is mine and you can't have it, but I'll make another one for you that stays behind the bar.

Irritable Baal (WmC), Friday, 5 June 2020 13:18 (one year ago) link

would try

calstars, Friday, 5 June 2020 13:22 (one year ago) link

Eating watermelon with salt is SOP down here, so a watermelon margarita with a salted rim seems like a natural.

Irritable Baal (WmC), Friday, 5 June 2020 13:25 (one year ago) link

does the abc have a special order option to get stuff that isn't on their regular list?

call all destroyer, Friday, 5 June 2020 13:29 (one year ago) link

The guidebook for permit holders says no, but I bought Amaro Montenegro in Tupelo in March and have seen a dozen similar situations at better liquor stores and at John Currence's restaurants, so people are skirting the rules like crazy.

Irritable Baal (WmC), Friday, 5 June 2020 13:35 (one year ago) link

yeah, the US has the bonkers 3 tier system for alcohol, but when I worked in a bar in ny we totally got a lot of stuff on our own through non-vendors for various reasons. I don't know about enforcement anywhere really though.

Yerac, Friday, 5 June 2020 14:25 (one year ago) link

watermelon mezcalrita!! but that's just me talking because i love mezcal

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 5 June 2020 17:51 (one year ago) link

also i made one once when trader joe's used to sell carbonated watermelon juice. it was SO GOOD

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 5 June 2020 17:51 (one year ago) link

maybe it was just canned and not carbonated. i don't remember tbh but i do know it was good and then they discontinued the juice and i never drank one again! :(

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 5 June 2020 17:52 (one year ago) link

I'm sure it would be insanely popular around here.

The owners want me to put together the initial liquor order and it's stressing me out. What brands to put on the rail?!?!

Irritable Baal (WmC), Friday, 5 June 2020 18:10 (one year ago) link

I made up a couple of melon-based cocktails over quarantine, either of which should be easily adaptable to watermelon:

the cantaloupe one:

2 oz gin
.5 oz Cointreau
.5 oz dry vermouth
cantaloupe chunks

Muddle cantaloupe in a shaker. Add other ingredients and ice; shake to combine. Serve in a chilled martini glass with a cantaloupe garnish.

the honeydew one:

2.5 oz white rum
.5 oz dry curacao
.25 oz blue agave syrup
honeydew chunks

Muddle honeydew in a shaker. Add other ingredients and ice, then shake. Serve in a chilled cocktail glass (martini or coupe) with melon garnish.

shout-out to his family (DJP), Friday, 5 June 2020 18:15 (one year ago) link

I've stocked my home bar with the following:

vodkas: Absolute, Grey Goose
gins: Hendricks, Bombay Dry, Bully Boy (Boston area distillery)
tequila: Lunazul
rums: Don Q white, Diplomatico
brandy: Hennessey
bourbon: Evan Wilder
scotch: Talisker
vermouth: Lillet, Antica Formula
orange liqueurs: Grand Marnier, Cointreau, Campari, Ferrer Dry Curacao
other liqueurs: Disaranno amaretto, Frangelico, Luxardo maraschino, St. Elder, Rothman & Wilder creme de violette

shout-out to his family (DJP), Friday, 5 June 2020 18:21 (one year ago) link

gah wtf "Absolute"

shout-out to his family (DJP), Friday, 5 June 2020 18:21 (one year ago) link

have you done all the cost analysis stuff for the drinks that will be on the menu?

call all destroyer, Friday, 5 June 2020 18:26 (one year ago) link

(xp to WmC)

call all destroyer, Friday, 5 June 2020 18:26 (one year ago) link

yeah for your speedrail/well drinks you should have a talk about what the cost will be first. I remember Evan Williams was a decent rail whiskey or people go with jack. I feel like the vodka is always just whatever you can get a deal in and the rest is some version of bacardi, cuervo, seagrams/gordons.

Yerac, Friday, 5 June 2020 18:52 (one year ago) link

I have no clue how much well drinks are anymore.

Yerac, Friday, 5 June 2020 18:52 (one year ago) link

I'm going to give Chad (this is easier than typing "my boss" every time) a wholesale cost per liter for everything when I make my recommendations so he can figure out cost/drink. DJP, that's a good list, you shell out more for base spirits than I do. In my research I'm seeing reasonably good reviews for Wodka, El Jimador, Old Overholt, Beefeater, Old Forester. For rum I'm thinking good old Bacardi White and Mount Gay Eclipse... there will be higher-end call brands for every category, I'm sure...

Irritable Baal (WmC), Friday, 5 June 2020 18:53 (one year ago) link

lol "Evan Wilder" I haven't even started drinking yet

shout-out to his family (DJP), Friday, 5 June 2020 18:53 (one year ago) link

he's evan williams' fratty cousin.

Yerac, Friday, 5 June 2020 18:54 (one year ago) link

that's a solid list if the cost works.

call all destroyer, Friday, 5 June 2020 19:05 (one year ago) link

Watermelon agua Fresca plus ____________

calstars, Friday, 5 June 2020 20:42 (one year ago) link

xpost Old Forester is one of my favorite bourbons, but it might be a little spendy for a well bourbon. A very good one for the price is Ancient Age from the Buffalo Trace distillery. About half the price as Old Forester in my part of the country, but much better than other well bourbons like Old Crow (shudder).

righteousmaelstrom, Friday, 5 June 2020 21:38 (one year ago) link

Scotch - for a blend I like Monkey Shoulder. Shit's cheap and pleasant.

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Friday, 5 June 2020 21:40 (one year ago) link

i knew a guy who drank an entire bottle of monkey shoulder in one night. he was a fucking idiot but he lived to tell the tale and wasn't even very hung over the next day, relatively speaking.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Friday, 5 June 2020 22:18 (one year ago) link

Monkey Shoulder is about $30.40 wholesale here.

Irritable Baal (WmC), Friday, 5 June 2020 23:51 (one year ago) link

Wow, I haven't bought any in a year but it was $24 retail here.

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Friday, 5 June 2020 23:55 (one year ago) link

FRIENDS: Ooh this place has a frozen daiquiri machine!
ME: Don't do it. Don't do it. There is a zero percent chance it will be any good.
FRIENDS: <order frozen daiquiris anyway>
Ten minutes pass...
FRIENDS: We should have listened.

But on the topic of blenders, stand-up (spindle) blenders are totally legit pieces of equipment for flash blending: https://punchdrink.com/articles/flash-blend-way-better-frothy-drink/

ernestp, Thursday, 31 December 2020 18:33 (five months ago) link

ooh, interesting, thanks ernestp

I want to be able to make frozen drinks, but I don't want to be roped into making only frozen drinks. Maybe I could treat it like the H&F Cheeseburger, ring the bell once a night and the first four customers who claim it can get one.

Motoroller Scampotron (WmC), Thursday, 31 December 2020 19:06 (five months ago) link

i was going to suggest doing it once a week as a special on a manageable night.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 31 December 2020 19:23 (five months ago) link

Sell 'em by the batch/carafe...?

I rarely make frozen drinks but I sometimes pull out this recipe for a frozen banana daiquiri - just blend everything together (I use one of those small Magic Bullet-style blenders):
1.5 oz rum
0.5 oz Grand Marnier
1 banana
juice from one lime
1 tsp sugar
handful of ice

ernestp, Thursday, 31 December 2020 21:04 (five months ago) link

one month passes...

Wednesday was so, so bad. We were at 110% capacity near as I could tell, with only me at the bar and everyone wanting drinks that took a while to build – margaritas, Sazeracs, sours – rather than just highballs or beers. I will start looking for an escape route from the job before going through too many more of those. So last night, a night off, I went to the bar and just sat and had a beer so I could experience the place without hating it or feeling like my hair was on fire.

Motoroller Scampotron (WmC), Friday, 26 February 2021 15:37 (three months ago) link

WmC, where are you bartending that the bar gets at capacity during a pandemic?

That's not really my scene (I'm 41) (forksclovetofu), Friday, 26 February 2021 15:38 (three months ago) link

Northeast Mississippi, where pandemic precautions are something we strongly consider and then totally ignore.

Motoroller Scampotron (WmC), Friday, 26 February 2021 15:42 (three months ago) link

damn dude. hope yer double-masking it and that we all get outta this hellscape soon.

That's not really my scene (I'm 41) (forksclovetofu), Friday, 26 February 2021 15:51 (three months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Had a covid denier in last night, a trucker who's stuck in town for a couple of days while he waits for tie-down equipment to be delivered by other truckers (who are in the middle of their mandated 34-hour reset in Knoxville). Anyway, he was nice enough but completely convinced that covid is a hoax -- the medical community is using it as a massive cash grab. "Lung cancer? Call it covid and get real paid. Pneumonia? Call it covid and get real paid." etc. I was pretend-smiling and shooting eye-lasers at him and said "Ohhh, I should tell my mother about that -- OH WAIT I CAN'T, BECAUSE SHE DIED FROM IT." Didn't faze him a bit, he just kept rambling on. But he did change the subject pretty quickly.

Motoroller Scampotron (WmC), Sunday, 14 March 2021 14:34 (three months ago) link

You have the patience of a saint.

pomenitul, Sunday, 14 March 2021 14:39 (three months ago) link

anybody who pisses off the person who make them drinks is an unintelligent person

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 14 March 2021 14:53 (three months ago) link

In all other respects, he was a nice guy, tipped well, which in a way just pissed me off more. They're out there! The pod people! They look just like our friends and neighbors! Don't go to sleep!

Motoroller Scampotron (WmC), Sunday, 14 March 2021 15:00 (three months ago) link

WmC, i only just found this thread and read the whole thing. it's a great read! glad you've stayed healthy--would read a book full of your bar thoughts.

horseshoe, Sunday, 14 March 2021 21:34 (three months ago) link

also i'm so sorry about your mom

horseshoe, Sunday, 14 March 2021 21:34 (three months ago) link

would read a book full of your bar thoughts.

same

I like signing up to dead sites (sleeve), Sunday, 14 March 2021 23:07 (three months ago) link

what did you end up doing with the pomelo juice?

I like signing up to dead sites (sleeve), Sunday, 14 March 2021 23:08 (three months ago) link

??? pomelo juice ???

Motoroller Scampotron (WmC), Monday, 15 March 2021 00:56 (two months ago) link

that bitter orange thing?

I like signing up to dead sites (sleeve), Monday, 15 March 2021 03:27 (two months ago) link

I'm still drawing a blank. Something from another thread or Facebook? I did find a jar of grapefruitcello last year that I stuck in the pantry 2 years earlier and forgot.

Motoroller Scampotron (WmC), Monday, 15 March 2021 13:43 (two months ago) link

Keep waiting for the other shoe to drop on WmC's trucker:

"Did he... did he mention waiting on trucks in Knoxville? Oh, God. That's the guy who shows up here every February 24. Turns out, it's the anniversary of his dying from typhoid out on Highway 278!"

pplains, Monday, 15 March 2021 13:52 (two months ago) link

"But yes, at least he does tip well."

pplains, Monday, 15 March 2021 13:53 (two months ago) link

lol

He said he lives out of his truck and just has a little storage unit in Missouri for some personal effects, so whenever he finds himself with mandated idle time, he finds a bar/restaurant and just stays there all day long until closing time. He said he's going to remember Amory and be back at our place someday. ("SOMEdayyyyyyy")

Motoroller Scampotron (WmC), Monday, 15 March 2021 14:13 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

I have been bugging the shit out of Kroger's produce people about when rhubarb would arrive, but since I never catch the produce manager it's all "sorry, dunno." Then I remembered I had 3 vacuum sealed packs of it in the freezer. So now I have rhubarb syrup to play with for a while. Gin + rhubarb syrup in almost any formulation is Instant Classic.

Motoroller Scampotron (WmC), Wednesday, 31 March 2021 15:19 (two months ago) link

my bartending trick was putting a pint of blueberries in a plastic container, then filling it with gin and letting it sit overnight, then serving like five or six of them in a ramekin as an amuse bouche

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 31 March 2021 15:24 (two months ago) link

When I worked for Wetherspooons in my 20s (very much not bartending, but still) I once got called up in front of management because someone had called head office complaining about the Deicide inverted pentagram I'd drawn in the top of their Guinness. Still the most metal thing I've ever done.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Thursday, 1 April 2021 18:29 (two months ago) link

Was that a common practice of yours or were you serving satan?

calstars, Thursday, 1 April 2021 18:56 (two months ago) link

I had been practising it a bit. This was Hallowe'en so it seemed OK.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Thursday, 1 April 2021 19:41 (two months ago) link

i agree!

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 1 April 2021 20:28 (two months ago) link

xpost Ha.. I once got called in at a winery for writing Black Sabbath in a layer of frost on a fermenting chardonnay tank... "We have tourists coming through here, you know.." etc.

Andy the Grasshopper, Thursday, 1 April 2021 20:50 (two months ago) link

I thought I’d seen some Andy the grasshopper tags in Oakland

calstars, Thursday, 1 April 2021 21:03 (two months ago) link

there's a whole lotta tags in Oakland

Andy the Grasshopper, Thursday, 1 April 2021 21:17 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

Cinco de Mayo is the worst and stupidest thing in the world for a bartender. I went through 4.5 liters of tequila last night in a four-hour shift. I told the owner "you bit off more than I could chew" and I wasn't smiling when I said it. He apologized for not trying harder to get a 2nd bartender for the evening. I woke up from a making-margaritas nightmare at 2:30am and just chewed out my dayjob client. Bad, bad night that will take a few days to recover from.

In my house are many Manchins (WmC), Thursday, 6 May 2021 16:28 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

Cinco de Mayo feels like months ago now.

The other bartender gave notice. I couldn't be sore about it -- she has a new boyfriend a year after an ugly divorce, and coaches both of her boys on their baseball teams, so ditching the bar job was an easy choice. Plus she doesn't drink, has little interest in drinkcraft. I'm doing a bartending training session Tuesday for the new bartender and all the waitstaff. The Imposter Syndrome is kicking in hard for me. How can I go from starting my first bar job to training bartenders in less than a year?

Ingredients-wise, I'm keeping rhubarb syrup available all the time now, and the rhubarb martini is starting to get a solid rep. I developed a riff on the Trinidad Sour (called the Tobago Road) using Amaro di Angostura instead of the bitters, and it might be the drink I'm proudest of. I have an idea for making orgeat using toasted pecans instead of almonds, and sweetening it with a blend of Golden Eagle syrup and dark Karo instead of regular sugar; in theory it'll have the flavors of pecan pie. That + bourbon or dark rum = ?

In my house are many Manchins (WmC), Monday, 24 May 2021 02:05 (three weeks ago) link

How can I go from starting my first bar job to training bartenders in less than a year?

because you know yr shit, ask for a raise ;)

sleeve, Monday, 24 May 2021 02:50 (three weeks ago) link

lol, the owner/GM hasn't deposited his last eight paychecks yet, I should tread carefully there.

In my house are many Manchins (WmC), Monday, 24 May 2021 03:15 (three weeks ago) link

A couple of weeks ago I dealt with a bunch of early-20somethings who come in regularly for loads of Bud Light and Vegas Bomb shots. This time they were clearly fucking with me when I was trying to take a break, getting a round of pints and then calling for a round of shots as soon as I finished getting those, and then getting another round of pints as soon as I finished the shots. One of them said "get us another round of shots, ok?" and I turned around, told one of the owners "I need a break. I NEED a break." and walked out the back door and sat on the curb in the alley for a few minutes.

So they all came back in this past Saturday and tried to do the same routine. I heard the word "shots" while my back was turned; turned back to them and said "Vegas Bomb shots are for children, drink your beer." So they hoovered up several dozen wings and chicken strips and more beer, and paid up like nice little kids. I guess I passed some toughness test, because the main instigator tipped better than usual.

In my house are many Manchins (WmC), Monday, 24 May 2021 03:32 (three weeks ago) link

WmC, i only just found this thread and read the whole thing. it's a great read! glad you've stayed healthy--would read a book full of your bar thoughts.

― horseshoe, Sunday, March 14, 2021 4:34 PM (two months ago)

also i'm so sorry about your mom

― horseshoe, Sunday, March 14, 2021 4:34 PM (two months ago)

Thank you! Also, it was rude of me not to acknowledge this sooner, I apologize. I do wish I'd kept better notes over the last year.

In my house are many Manchins (WmC), Monday, 24 May 2021 13:47 (three weeks ago) link

How do you guys deal with the music question ? Or is it pre determined my Mgmt

calstars, Saturday, 29 May 2021 17:32 (two weeks ago) link

Sp0t!fy business acct, owner picks the playlists.

In my house are many Manchins (WmC), Saturday, 29 May 2021 18:13 (two weeks ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/6UPb4sO.jpg

I bet Death & Co. never gets straight-up garbage from their citrus suppliers.

In my house are many Manchins (WmC), Tuesday, 8 June 2021 21:07 (six days ago) link

yikes

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 8 June 2021 23:08 (six days ago) link

Uggghhhhh! I can imagine how nasty that smells

Jaq, Tuesday, 8 June 2021 23:08 (six days ago) link

barf emoji

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 8 June 2021 23:21 (six days ago) link

I inhaled a lot of mold today. Washed and juiced what I could of the limes, washed/dried and moved the lemons out of cardboard -- they weren't in as rough shape, but they smelled worse. On the bright side, one of the new bartenders is doing great and I get two nights off this week.

In my house are many Manchins (WmC), Tuesday, 8 June 2021 23:29 (six days ago) link

I would raise holy hell with whatever company delivered that nonsense (not yr job but still)

sleeve, Wednesday, 9 June 2021 00:30 (five days ago) link

i've heard of scratch and dent sales but that's basically frame damage

cancel culture club (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 9 June 2021 00:31 (five days ago) link

Lol, I'm having flashbacks. My first job was in the produce dept. of a grocery store and had to sort through stuff like this sometimes.

Vin Jawn (PBKR), Wednesday, 9 June 2021 00:50 (five days ago) link

I would raise holy hell with whatever company delivered that nonsense (not yr job but still)

― sleeve, Tuesday, June 8, 2021 7:30 PM

The owners sent the pic to their sales rep and I think they got credit for that case. I should have known these cases would be crap -- the previous ones were nearly perfect, 3 limes and zero lemons lost to rot.

In my house are many Manchins (WmC), Wednesday, 9 June 2021 00:58 (five days ago) link

i don't know your bar's receiving set-up WmC, but someone ought to be around to check stuff in and make sure stuff doesn't get delivered like that. like it's kind of critical imo. that is terrible that you had to work with that and it didn't get sent back/replaced (am not dissing you at all, obvs, it's not your bar). It makes me think there must be other things being delivered that are not being done "up to code" as they say. I worked as purchaser/receiver for a few years and i can see how a mistake like this could happen from a reputable distributor. mistakes get made. also, if a company knows nobody is every gonna check their deliveries, *maybe* they might try and pull this shite.

scampos sacra fames (outdoor_miner), Wednesday, 9 June 2021 15:16 (five days ago) link

Some of our deliveries involve the driver having a key to the back door, stashing fridge and freezer stuff and locking up on the way out, with the GM/owners not seeing the produce until he gets in a couple of hours later. They're a bit lax about the quality of bar citrus because I usually make do without complaint, but maybe that will change after this week.

In my house are many Manchins (WmC), Wednesday, 9 June 2021 16:05 (five days ago) link


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