Thursday, June 10, 2010


This has been a great week so far. First it started off with me getting an extra serving shift in the restaurant. This was great because one its a guaranteed shift, and secondly the restaurant is more "fine dinning " then the patio , so it was the perfect opportunity to practice more up-scale serving. I have not opened a bottle of wine since school, so I got the change to open several bottles, which was great practice. Opening wine is not the challenge for me its cutting the tin foil around the cork that is problematic. When discussing this with the bartender he showed me a trick . It made my life so much easier. You can take the foil and pull it at the top , this takes one second and makes your bottle 100 times easier to open . This saved my life during that one shift , during that one shift alone I opened four bottles of wine.

After the restaurant shift I worked a couple patio days. I love the patio at Canoe. Its totally exposed , which can be awful if the weather is not nice , however on beautiful days there is nothing else like it . It is warm and most of the 250 seats are in the sun! The people that come down for lunch and dinner are mainly locals , and they are the nicest people to serve because they are in no rush. The last patio shift I worked was so nice that I had tables until midnight, which is great for my Co-op hours.

I had a couple days off and went up Island, It was great to vist with parents , sister and friends. I have not been home for a while so I had a lot of catching up to do . I arrived home yesterday feeling more tired then before I left. However today I was called in for a shift on the patio and it became overcast as soon as I arrived so I was sent home and still paid for 2 hours . This was fine by me because the forecast is calling for 5 days of straight sunshine so I will be working all weekend hopefully into next week .

My short term goals this month are to pay off my credit card in full within two months . I rang up a credit tab of about 1400 dollars so that will be a bit of a challenge . To do this I will give all the tips I make to BMO until its all paid off. Then I need to start saving for a computer!

1 comment:

  1. HI Carly

    Sounds like beer School was an interesting experience (I'd love to go!)

    Email me and tellme how hour supervisor meetings went, after you and I chatted last.