Why is it called a dumb waiter?

Answer A dumbwaiter is most often a simple device that uses a rope to pull objects to a higher point, and then again to lower them. The first known use of a dumbwaiter was in the ancient Roman Empire.Dumb... Read More »

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Who invented the electric dumb waiter?

Werner von Siemens invented the first electric elevator in 1880. Its uses as a dumbwaiter and freight elevator was inspired by the need to move cumbersome amounts of coal and lumber so that fields ... Read More »

Is it against the law that I don't tip my waiter?

According to the California Department of Industrial Relations, a tip is defined as "a voluntary amount left by a patron for an employee." Therefore, it is not against the law if you do not leave a... Read More »

How to Be a Waiter?

Working in a restaurant environment can be tough work, especially when you have a nagging boss, complaining customers, limited time, and interesting co-workers. Yet, so many people are applying for... Read More »

How to Be a Better Waiter?

Being a waiter is hard work that can offer either a huge or a small payoff, depending on your tips. Tips are a waiter's livelihood. The ability to be on point, friendly, and attentive (but not too ... Read More »