It’s 9:00 a.m. on a Saturday and you’re listening to the food safety/alcohol trainer teach a class. Do you sometimes wonder, “How did they get into this?” Well, we’ve asked your trainer to give you a sneak peek from the “back of the house” and give the skinny on their perspective in the world of hospitality.
Name: Bernie Schmitt
Region: Volusia County
Years in the Industry: 50+
Alcoholic Beverage that Best Describes You: Budweiser Select
Favorite Food: Corned Beef & Cabbage
Random Fact: Former artist for the cartoon “The Positive Side”
1. What is one thing restaurant/bar owners need to know?
The liability of just one inexperienced staff member and the impact it can place upon their business.
2. What do you feel is the largest benefit our clients receive from this?
Protecting them, their business and their livelihood.
3. What do you feel is something that restaurant/bar owners need to do to prepare for the future of this industry?
They should be much more selective in their hiring process to insure more qualified bartenders, servers, and management and train staff in all aspects of the business.