Obviously, if you are reading this blog, you love food. You think about it, you read about it, you probably even dream about it. As foodies, we care deeply about our food and where it comes from. We wonder about the farms that produce what we eat. We wonder about the chefs that can create dishes that we only wish we could make ourselves. But how often do we wonder about who is serving our food? Well, Meet Your Waiter hopes to change all that. Here, we will highlight those unsung heroes of the restaurant biz, without which your food would never get from that brilliant chef in the kitchen all the way to your table. Some things you learn about them may surprise you. Other things you may have had pegged the minute you laid on eyes on them. Either way, meet your waiter this week:
Name: John Green, bartender
Where he works: Vermillion Water Grille
Favorite dish he serves: John is a vegan, so his favorite dishes are the Grilled Artichoke and Olive Bruschetta appetizer and the Vegan Leek Tostada.
Best part about waiting tables: John likes working downtown because he meets all kinds of people from all over the map. “There is a whole side of Little Rock that I never knew existed”, he says. “There are lots of people from all over the world that come to Little Rock on business or just to visit.”
What you may not know: John is a grad from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design.
His future plans: Right now, John is busy planning his October 2009 wedding. He met the blushing bride while on the job at Vermillion two and half years ago.
If you want your favorite waiter profiled here, leave a comment and let me know where they work and why they are awesome.