Last time I ordered Chinese takeout for dinner, the restaurant added an order of Chinese donuts for me. I’ve never had Chinese donuts, so I didn’t know what to expect. They put them in my order for free, saying that I’m a good customer and they wanted to do something nice for me. That was really sweet and I appreciate their effort.
We tasted them and everyone likes them.They are small, round balls of dough that are fried quickly and then rolled in a granulated sugar. I can probably cook these at home but I rarely fry anything.
So next time I order Chinese takeout I will probably order some Chinese donuts. They obviously understand the premise of getting us to try something and if we like it we will come back for more. That’s what I call smart marketing!
A very long time ago I worked as a waitress in a local fine dining restaurant for a few months, which is where I first met my friend, Selena. We were both trying to make money in a short term, part time job so we could survive and then move on to bigger and better things.
It was an eye opening experience. I was blessed to have parents who took the family out to restaurants frequently for our meals. Plus we traveled a lot and ate food from a variety of regions and cultures.
Part of waitressing involved learning your way around the kitchen and appreciating all the work that the cooks and chefs had to do. They are one of the most under-appreciated workers in this country. A good chef plans menus and recipes, orders food, prepares the ingredients, cooks it, plates it and expedites it. That is a lot of responsibility and a lot of work in a busy kitchen.