As restaurantworkers we are partly and indirect responsible for what people eat. And although we (especially as waiter) have a little bit influence, I think it's good to be aware that there's a new health problem. The next generation (read the kids who are eating in MY restaurant are expected to live 10 years less than me.
Jamie Oliver, an English chef made me aware of this. I don't know how I'll put his words in practice, but I'll keep it in mind. His wish:
I wish for your help to create a strong, sustainable movement to educate every child about food, inspire families to cook again and empower people everywhere to fight obesity.
You can support his wish here http://www.tedprize.org/jamie-oliver
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Everybody who knows me and I think even those who read this blog regularly know that I love, and really love serving my little guests (read: children) They always amaze me and make me feel that I have a nice job. But this quote can't be more true!
Any parent who allows their child to demand a different colored straw should not be a parent. You suck. Point blank. Your child does not need a blue or yellow straw to cope. Green will be just fine. Or Orange. They all work the same. Stop teaching Junior to expect everything he wants in life. He's only going to be let down sooner than later.
Found at I hate serving your children. Unfortunately the writer doesn't maintain her blog, but the two stories she has written are very amusing!
And yes, I've got to admit that whatever my thoughts about it are, I'm one of the crazy waiters that does whatever it takes to find the right colour of straw and make the little guest happy...