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May 19, 2023

Rock Creek Senior Living Shows Appreciation to Its Waitstaff

Category: Senior Living

Author: David Wright, Culinary Director

May 21st is National Waitstaff Appreciation Day. The difference between an okay dining experience and one that is truly remarkable lies in the hands of your waiter or waitress. They are the unsung heroes in our restaurants, and without them, we wouldn’t be able to operate at the level you’ve come to expect.  

National Waitstaff Appreciation Day was created by Fred Sirieix. He wanted to celebrate all waitstaff, from those in the finest restaurants to the ones in the least exotic locations. Sirieix’s goal was to change the perception of waitstaff as being unskilled and show them as hardworking people they are, doing skilled work that can lead to a rewarding career. It was proposed by Sirieix in 2012 and was first celebrated in 2013. 
As the Culinary Director at Rock Creek Senior Living, I consider friendliness, being outgoing and a self-starter, having knowledge of the menu, being detail oriented, having problem solving skills, the ability to pivot to take care of more than one guest at a time, and a great smile to be the attributes of a great server. It’s important to have these dedicated and loyal team members because they are the face of the culinary department. They help to ensure correct dishes are delivered to the proper residents, especially when it comes to likes and dislikes. Plus, in my opinion, everything tastes better when it’s delivered with a smile.

I’m proud to work with Lisa, Amia, Brooklyn, and Blake. We will be celebrating them with gift cards to their favorite coffee stop or restaurant. Thank you, servers for all you do! You are the frontline for our restaurant, and I appreciate all your hard work and dedication.

This year, as we all settle in for a fantastic meal, let’s take a moment to recognize the hardworking men and women that make up Arrow’s waitstaff. Their smiles and personalities help make our days a little brighter and the meals taste a little better. Thank you to them all. 

Rock Creek Senior Living in Ankeny, IA offers senior villas, independent senior apartments, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include restaurant dining, 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Centrally located near Mercy One Medical Center with convenient access to major shopping centers and attractions, including Briarwood Golf, The District Shopping Center, Saylorville Lake Marina, Big Creek State Park, and Ankeny Community Theater.

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