Vaughan Town Spain Reviews – Working As an English Volunteer in Spain

This article will tell you a little bit about The Vaughan Town Volunteer Program. You will discover answers to the following questions:

  • What is Vaughan Town?
  • Where is Vaughan Town?
  • What is the Vaughan Town Volunteer Program?

This is suitable for anyone who is thinking of doing volunteer work in Spain, for anyone who has a week to spare and for anyone who enjoys meeting new people and engaging in interesting conversations.

What is Vaughan Town?

Vaughan Town was an idea that came from a man who ran a language course. His name is Richard Vaughan. He wanted to find a way in which Spanish people could be fully immersed in learning the English language without having to leave their country.

His solution was to offer a group of students the opportunity to travel to a small town, where they would mix with a group of English speakers and basically converse all day everyday in English.

This one week course proved to be very popular and helped to improve the student’s language and listening skills.

There are courses available all year round and they usually consist of around 15 Spanish students and 15 English speakers. These English speakers come from a variety of countries including the UK, USA, Australia and Ireland.

People who were not born in an English speaking country but are fluent in the language have also been accepted on the course and English speaking volunteers.

Where is Vaughan Town?

The Vaughan Town Experience is currently available at 4 different locations in Spain. Each location has been chosen because they are in pretty picturesque towns or villages. Each place has a hotel that is big enough to house 30 individuals as well as the support staff for a period of 6 days.

The Vaughan Town locations that you can visit and take part in this whole experience are:

Valdelavilla – A rustic style villa which is about 4 hours away from Madrid. This is located in the mountains of the Soria province.

The Sheraton Santa Maria de El Paular hotel in Rascafria – The hotel location is about an hour away from Madrid. This little village is home to a 15th century monastery called Santa Maria de El Paular Monastery.

El Rancho de la Aldegüela in Torrecaballeros – This quaint little hotel is about 2 hours away from Madrid. It is in the province of Segovia. It used to be a 17th century farmland and has now been converted into a hotel complex with an extensive restaurant.

Gredos in Barco de Avila – This location is near the border of Salamanca and Extremadura. It is about 3 hours away from Madrid. Each hotel room boasts fantastic mountain views and the town, which is a 30 minute walk away, has great tourist attractions including a castle, an aqueduct and even a prison.

What is The Vaughan Town Volunteer Program?

In order for this language course to run efficiently, it needs a constant influx of English speaking volunteers. The English speakers are provided with free bed and board at these exclusive 4 star luxury hotels as well as free transportation to these locations.

In return, the volunteers are given a daily schedule which includes one to one sessions with a Spanish student. You are expected to converse with that student for about 50 minutes so that they can hear English spoken in a normal, natural conversational way, as opposed to listening and learning grammar points.

The benefits for the students include the opportunity to hear a variety of different accents, learn new colloquialisms and to make new friends.

In Closing

If you are looking to do some volunteer work in Spain or you are looking for a way to add to your travels then you should definitely consider taking part in the Vaughan Town Experience.



Source by Victoria Virgo

Sex in a Self Storage Facility – Urban Myth or Fact?

You know the situation, a couple getting a little too amorous and it is clear to anyone watching what is on their minds; at which point some ribald wag shouts, “Get a room!” The thing is, do they mean a hotel room or a room in a self storage facility? There is a growing opinion that hiring a self storage room as a venue for a little ‘hanky panky’ is becoming more widespread but is this true or merely an urban myth?

Let’s examine some of the issues. Horny couples with a pressing need to find somewhere private to put their thoughts into action, is a well accepted fact. So what are their options? It is safe to assume that they do not have the option of a nearby house or flat. The desperate might choose a quiet corner of a building, a park or alleyway. None are exactly romantic and they are often cold or dirty. Worse still, the couple might easily be discovered which, for all but the most exhibitionist types, is a fairly un-appetising prospect. There is also the modern-day curse of the surveillance camera. It is no great surprise that the venue of choice has traditionally been a hotel. The advantages are obvious; a bed (normally a double), clean sheets, a warm, dry room and privacy. Long gone are the days of the hotel receptionist looking for proof of wedding rings and the same surname. So far, so obvious. So why look any further. Well, quite simply the cost. Hotel rooms are not cheap and in large towns and cities they can be staggeringly expensive. It can be cheaper if one books in advance and gets a deal, but our amorous couple are often not in that category.

So, what of a self storage facility as a venue? Well a potential customer can roll up and rent a room on the spot. Room sizes vary from the size of an old red telephone box, to the size of a double garage or larger. Length of stay is supposedly for a four-week period but self storage warehouse managers will often allow shorter stays. The rooms are spartan. As spartan as you get. Four walls, a ceiling and a door is about your lot. The walls and doors are often sheet steel, the floor normally concrete. It will be located on a corridor of other similar rooms which other customers may walk along. Clearly it is far from the comfort of a hotel room. It is not heated. It may well be dark and the walls and doors are not exactly noise resistant. Customers are expressly forbidden to live in their self storage unit and certainly cannot stay overnight. Also the facility usually closes at five or six o’clock at night. It is a perfect location to securely store possessions but is there any attraction for the pressing needs of an aroused couple? Well, it is private, it is cheap and often times there are very few customers about. One week of room rental is possibly half the price of one night at a hotel. An enterprising soul may install some form of furniture to make proceedings more comfortable but that is not exactly a spur of the moment thing. It is also only an option for a daytime ‘meeting’.

So is there any proof of such goings on? Simply put, are people actually having sex in self storage facilities? Unsurprisingly, there is very little actual evidence. My own experience working in the self storage industry is that there is the odd suspicion, even a spicy anecdote but very few self storage facility staff have found customers using self storage in this way. I do not doubt there are certain horny souls that may have used their self storage unit as more than a means to store their personal possessions but for the most part I suggest that this is merely an urban myth.



Source by Matthew Jefferys

Living in the Philippines – Best "Passive" Businesses to Start

For those OFW’s and foreigners wishing to start a business, but not wishing to involve themselves with the stress of a business involving day-to-day operations, employees, landlords, inventory, and so forth, there are several available opportunities for foreigners living in the Philippines. Buy fixer upper properties, improve them, then rent or sell them.

1. Buy Fixer Upper Properties, Improve Them, Then Rent or Sell Them. This is a great business for those of you who have experience in your home country in buying, fixing up and renting or selling properties. Over the past 10 years, a lot of people got involved in this kind of business in their homeland.

With the overall economic problems in the world the past couple of years, the Philippines has not been immune, and there are a lot of properties in a state of disrepair, as well as lot of distressed and foreclosed properties.

2. Build An Apartelle. An Apartelle is an apartment building where all but one of the units are rented out long term, and you are left to operate on a nightly or weekly basis, like a hotel – hence the combined name of apartelle. These are common in the Philippines.

This business will require a heavier capital investment, yet with the right property and by focusing in the more rural areas or smaller cities, you can construct a small 4 unit apartment building for Peso 3,000,000 – not counting cost of the land.

You would want to rent out 3 units on a long term rental basis, and keep one for short term rentals – for the many traveling salesmen that frequent the countryside. They like booking into such short term apartelle units rather than the much more expensive hotels in the area.

3. Condotels. I have not given this business my “thumbs up” in all instances. Condotels have been heavily touted and promoted the past several years and there have been many, many new condominiums built in Manila, and now even in Cebu and starting in Davao.

The problem is that although the developers offer great down payment terms (usually around 30% down financed over 3 years) and in some cases carry back the mortgage and finance for perhaps 10 years, the interest rates are incredibly high, and the split of rentals with the management team runs around 50%/50%. There is also always a nominal monthly maintenance fee.

What looks like “cheap” entry point and cash flow out each month, in many cases simply becomes a bet on long term property appreciation – finding someone willing to pay you more for it than you paid for it.

This is because with all the inventory on hand, there is a surplus of condos which have been into hotel type rental pools, but not enough visitors to rent them all.

Consequently, what an investor thought would be a good positive cash cow, turns out to be a continuous negative cash flow – not what a new retiree to the Philippines is looking for to supplement his pension or annuity! This type investment will only drain you pension.

However, having written all this, I HAVE FOUND the past several month two exceptional condotel investments which DO meet my criteria of creating good ongoing rental income.

4. Farming. The likely cessation of the Agrarian Land Reform Program (CARP) will give the rural sector renewed confidence to invest in agricultural production capacity. CARP has held back investment in both production capacity as well as farm acquisition. An end to CARP will mean higher land prices since land will be valued for its higher income producing potential.

However, higher land prices are simply a “serendipity”, an added value, to the type of farming business I am writing about. I have found an extremely unique business opportunity, which will generate a great ROI (return on investment) and is completely passive. It has been structured by the developers (all foreigners) to be a one turnkey investment price. The price includes cost of the land, plus all

Clearing, planting, cultivation and harvesting for the first 5 years.

The business has been priced to fit the capital investment budget of the average foreigner retiree, and all landowners will be members of a cooperative which will share the farming equipment (tractors, equipment shed, and others). The farm will be “farmed” by the developer’s management team

The hottest trend now is in organic farming, and yet it is only in its infancy stage in the Philippines. There is one export product in particular which has caught my attention – the pili nut. The Philippines is the ONLY country with which produces and processes this nut in commercial quantity.

The current status of the pili is equivalent to that of the macadamia some 30 years ago. It has huge potential to develop into a major industry. They are in demand not only in Hong Kong and Taiwan but also in Singapore, Korea and Austria.



Source by Will Irwin

How To Find Women in Dubai/UAE

Dubai is a modern city of charm and beauty in it. It is a financial capital of UAE. It is full of tall buildings including the world largest tallest building Burj e Arab. Dubai is known as a city of migrants. According to one report almost 80% of the population belong to immigrant community. The immigrants mainly belong to South Asia, Far East, Europe and Middle East.

Dubai is a hot destination for women. You will find many women from Russia, India, Middle East, Philippine and Singapore. These women go there in search of their fortune. I will give you some tips where to find women in Dubai.

Posh Night Clubs in Dubai

There are many night clubs in Dubai. Some of them are standard and some of them are posh. If you go to posh night clubs you will find many women from Europe over there as mainly women from Europe and US in Dubai have got good jobs. Posh clubs are hot destination for women from US, Canada, Australia and Europe in Dubai They go to clubs regularly. Most European women in Dubai are single. You can try your luck in these clubs to find Western women in Dubai.

Standard Night Clubs in Dubai

There are many standard night clubs in Dubai. The entry fee is under 50 Dirham. These clubs are picked with women from Singapore, Philippine and China. If you are searching for Filipino, Singaporean and Chinese women in Dubai, then go to these clubs. They are there to make money and find men. You can always offer to buy drinks for these women and make friendship with them. Once you are friend with any one of them, you are in good hands.

Hotels Bars in Dubai

Hotel bars is another good place to go and find woman in Dubai. Most women in these bars are dancers from India and Pakistan. They perform dances on the floor and the crowd shower cards on them to show how much money they have. These cards are available for money. If you fancy Pakistani and Indian women in Dubai then go to these bars, you will find many South Asian women there. These girls are there to make fortune, so after dancing in bars, they will usually try to find man to spend time with them for some money. So if you fancy Indian and Pakistani girls, go to these bars and try your luck.

Dating Sites in Dubai

If you don’t have much time to spend or if you prefer to find woman on line in Dubai, then the best step is to register yourself in one of the local dating sites. There are some very good dating sites in Dubai. Register yourself there and try your luck. The membership fee is always minimal such as $15 for a month or so on. Don’t get expensive membership.

Remember it’s easy to find woman in Dubai. You will need to work out what kind of woman you are looking. Good luck in your search for woman in Dubai.



Source by Mehtab Khan

Choose Between Independent, Hosted and Escorted Tours

You’re browsing online for your next tour and some of them look absolutely fantastic and so inexpensive! But wait, there are a couple words that I’m not sure of recently: hosted tours and independent tours. You know what they mean in general conversation, but what do they mean where travel is concerned?

Good question, with a simple answer, but knowing the difference will make a significant impact on your travel decision.

“Independent” means you are on your own. The travel company will book your hotels and, if you’re traveling to various cities, perhaps they’ll also book your train seat. When your plane lands you’ll make your way to the hotel and, if you want to see the sights, and well, that’s why you’re traveling, isn’t it? You will for the most part, have to make your own arrangements. You’ll get to each place by any method you choose…car, cab or bus. Carry a good guide book or perhaps hire a local at the sight.

Why book this type of package if you are on your own for the majority of the time? Well the tour companies have buying power, so you may save a little money by purchasing a hotel stay from them, but that’s not always the case. Check with your travel agent who will be happy to price it both ways for you to ensure you receive the best value.

“Hosted” involves a little more hand holding. You may be met at the airport and transported to your hotel, which is pre-booked for you as well, and you’ll have breakfast daily. Your “host” is a local tour professional (usually) who represents the tour company with whom you booked. This person is available to you at certain hours of each day, to advise you on sightseeing, restaurants and shopping in the area. They will also have available optional tours you can book through them and travel. You will have plenty of time to do your own thing, but have the security of being able to consult someone throughout your stay. If you are visiting multiple cities, then the transportation is also arranged for you in advance including train, bus or flights.

Escorted is the best choice if the language of the country you are visiting is very foreign (In most European countries you will find many locals who speak English fluently). Your guide will meet you, great you, introduce you to others in your group…because escorted tours are almost always of a group of 24 to 40 people. (The exception are luxury tours in which your group consists of only you and your travel companions with a private guide.) All of your hotels and transportation are included. The guide checks you into each hotel and hands you the keys. Your luggage is taken to each room and then picked up and placed back on the bus so that you can relax. The guide and driver will accompany you on all sightseeing tours, smooth your admission to museums and monuments, entertain you (hopefully) on the bus ride to the next town and, all in all, act as your “big brother” or “sister.” You will be well taken care of and probably get the most out of your journey. Knowledgeable guides make a career of sharing their inspiring insights, and are well versed in local customs and must see hidden treasured. Most travelers agree that the tour guide is the key to good vacation due to their wealth of information, warmth and efficiency.

In conclusion, “independent travel” is best suited for the very savvy traveler who knows what he wants to see and do, but is happy to have someone book his hotels and train seats. A “hosted” trip is good for those who are capable of budgeting their time, is up and out to see all there is to see, and has done their homework. The traveler may need or want some assistance in choosing from the many sights the city or a specific venue has to offer. “Escorted tours” are the most comprehensive way to visit another country. It doesn’t mean you’re lazy…just time-conscious and maybe not too well versed in the history and lore of your chosen destination. Better to have a professional show you all there is to see.

Tour operators offer a variety of travel options to meet each travelers needs. Whichever travel style you select, know what you’re buying in advance.



Source by S Lobo

The Pros and Cons of Staying at a Bed and Breakfast

Staying at a B&B is always a unique experience, but the pros and cons of staying at a bed and breakfast accommodation must be recognized to help vacationers plan a hassle-free holiday. Typically, B&Bs are the owners’ private residence which they turned into a small lodging establishment that offers overnight accommodations and breakfast.

Usually, a B&B has a most charming and quaint character. They tend to be more home-like, and less of a standard hotel. Guests are accommodated in well-furnished private bedrooms, or in a suite of rooms including an en suite bathroom.

Some people wishing to have Cotswolds weekend breaks stay at a Cotswold bed and breakfast that is actually an English country house with magnificent gardens. It is pure English elegance and Cotswolds charm at its finest, inside and out. B&Bs like this is fun for the person who likes the outdoors with lots of grounds to walk around.

The beds are more comfortable, and some even have canopy beds. Food is usually better because they are home-cooked and some even prepare breakfast to order, which is a huge plus. The service you get at a B&B is also more personal and they pay special attention to a guest’s needs to make their stay most enjoyable in aB&B. CotswoldsandBroadway bed and breakfast establishments will also be able to steer guests toward “must sees”, such as the Cotswolds cottages dotting the area.

There are also some B&Bs which have private bedrooms or with a bathroom that is shared with other guests. All guests will have to share eating quarters. Some people may be uncomfortable with this set up in a bed and breakfast. Cotswolds is best appreciated when you stay at a B&B that is both pleasing to the eyes as well as pleasant to experience.

The pros and cons of staying at a bed and breakfast will actually depend on what sort of experience you want when staying at a place.



Source by Maurice Harry-Barnwell

Factors to Consider When Buying Catering Equipment

For those in catering trade, it is important to have stylish and quality equipment. Food served in designer, light weight crockery or a cocktail in an innovative glass looks far more tempting. Here are a few tips that will help you in searching for the right catering equipment supplier and stocking your restaurant with highest quality products.

For catering trade, whether it is a food truck, restaurant, or an occasion catering, the value or quality of the equipment used guarantee the quality of the food produced. Therefore kitchen catering equipment is the most vital investment you should make in your home or business.

Finding a reputable supplier can make a difference in how efficiently your kitchen runs. Carry out some research in advance and look at all your options. There is a common believe that cheaper things are of low quality and expensive things are worth. This is not true; you can find a supplier who supplies quality goods at low price and one supplying poor products at a higher price. Before making a decision on what to buy consider the following factors.

1. Look for reputable suppliers:

You should be careful when looking for suppliers. It is important to check the quality of the products offered. Nowadays the brand or company name is not very important. When looking for suppliers you need to consider some background check about product reviews, company achievement and market feedback so as to assess well the quality of the goods and services offered.

2. Cost of the equipment you are buying:

You should be practical on cost of the equipment. Purchasing catering product right away is not very necessary when you have many business matters to settle. Instead of purchasing, you can consider rental options so as to save money and verify the quality of the item at the same time. Also make sure to compare current market prices among different suppliers effectively. Take your time to look for the best deals that meet your budget. It is advisable to ask for product catalogue from suppliers to make comparison easier.

3. Buy energy efficient equipment:

Saving money on your catering items will not help if you are likely to spend more money on usage and maintenance of the equipment in the end. Ensure you get supplies that have high energy saving ratings so as to use the equipment continuously without incurring high expense on electricity. Compare energy ratings so as to have an idea about products that are energy efficient. You can ask your relatives or friends for more advice concerning to energy efficient products.

4. Assess product warranties and contract terms:

Whether you are renting or purchasing catering equipment, ensure that you check contract terms and product warranties and other conditions carefully. Cautiously check the vital contract clause on product polices, as well as maintenance and repair services. Reputable companies that provide rental options often offer customers with maintenance and onsite inspection free of charge on the product they are leasing. The exchange policy is also very important: the rented equipment can undergo wear and tear or damage during the transportation process. In such circumstance, exchange policy should be clear.

There are several things to consider when buying or renting catering equipment. Make sure that you make the right decision by choosing a reputable supplier, selecting energy efficient equipment, settling on proper terms and conditions and purchasing a cost effective item so as to get the best deal for your money.



Source by H Stephenson

Las Vegas Vacation – Tips, Tricks and Cautions

These “cautions”, “tips”, and “tricks” are offered to help make your Las Vegas Vacation as enjoyable, fast and easy to plan as possible. Whether this is your first trip to “Fabulous Las Vegas” or you are a veteran, you’ll find some useful tips and tricks here.

Las Vegas Travel Tips: First and foremost, the biggest mistake many travelers to Las Vegas make in planning a trip is to book the cheapest air fare/hotel package “available anywhere”. These are offered everywhere from your hometown newspaper to television ads to especially, e-mail spam. Beware!

Why? A Cheap Las Vegas Vacation is good, we agree! BUT, did you know virtually all Las Vegas Hotels have 2- 3 levels of room quality (or options)? Now, we mean even many of the five star, “big ones” many of these are just plain substandard rooms, maybe with a nice view of the air conditioning system! (This actually happened to me personally, and was it Loud!)

Things like older bed mattresses, no safes, old decorating, long walks to the casino, restraunts, shows, or even a taxi. Did you know there are monorail trains running right behind some of the rooms? How about a roller coaster right outside your window? And lots more. Just remember “cheapest” is just that. Ask at the front desk at check-in exactly where your room is, look at it before signing in if possible.

We aren’t pushing for only high dollar rooms here, just get the best quality room your budget will allow, you will be very glad you did.

Why book your Hotel first? Las Vegas is booked up an average of 94% year round, so plan ahead (at least 30+ days is recommended) to get the exact days you want, where you want, room quality you want. Plus, usually it’s less expensive to book well in advance. Did you know that Sunday through Thursday is less expensive? When you get your selected Las Vegas Hotel booked, then you can book a flight to fit the days in and out to fit YOUR schedule.

Makes sense doesn’t it?

Once you get your Las Vegas Hotel booked first. Then you can book the Las Vegas Shows that you want, when you want. Be sure to check to see if your particular show choice isn’t “dark” on your selected days. Holidays are a good example of dark days.

Then book your Las Vegas Tour. (If you have never experienced the thrill of a Helicopter Ride at night over “Glitter Gulch and Downtown”, or a daytime trip over the Boulder Dam and Grand Canyon this is something you will never forget!) It isn’t as expensive as you might think! Check our tours links for prices and times.

This is the entertainment capital of the World, so allow yourself enough time to take in as many attractions (dozens are free) as possible, it will make your Las Vegas Vacation much more memorable. If possible, book an extra night stay just to allow for a special Las Vegas Tour or a day of Las Vegas Golf.

Las Vegas Gambling Tips:

Gambling is the lifeblood of Las Vegas. You didn’t really think those billion dollar hotels were built by “winners” did you? Set a daily budget for gambling and stick to it! You do have a good chance at winning. Hundreds if not thousands of “Hand Pay Jackpots” are paid every day. Be careful though, those chips, tokens and ticket-in/ticket-out seem too much like “play money” they are not they are your real money! Stick to your budget! Did I say that already?

Get a “players card” everywhere you go and use it, or if you are a “table player” ask the pit boss to “rank” or “rate” you. They will track your play and comp you accordingly with all kinds of free stuff. Such as meals, rooms, clothing, limos, gift shop points and even cash. These really help put the odds in your favor.

Seems like my “budget” is always too small, but try your best to set a reasonable daily goal and stick to it, don’t tap into tomorrows budget! Just maybe you’ll walk away a big winner! It happens every day. Remember the phrase: “Walk away when ahead”!

It’s not my place to preach, but here are some very useful Las Vegas tips on handling your money. All that cash in the casinos you see everywhere attracts some pretty shady characters (read Crooks!) Security is excellent, but there are always a few, and it just takes one to ruin a perfect vacation.

Las Vegas Security:

Ladies, bring or buy a small purse with a neck strap or waste pouch, or fanny pack, something that is comfortable enough to keep on your person all the time. Never ever set your purse on the floor or next to a machine, or on a stool next to you. This is a magnet for thieves! Keep that strap around your neck.

Most thieves work in pairs, one to distract you, the other to snag your purse. Just a couple types of distractions they use are: one will drop a coin or dollar bill or two near you on the floor and ask you “is that your cash on the floor?” while the other grabs your stuff, or overly talkative “players” will sit down next to you and jabber to get your attention, while their partner grabs your stuff, or hits the payout button and walks away with your ticket. Believe me. This does happen. They are very slick and fast, so just be aware.

When you do accumulate a couple winning tickets, hide them in your wallet or purse until you are ready to cash them in, and then stash the cash. Remember the “walk away” tip?

Men: It isn’t degrading to wear a waste pouch. Okay, if you just don’t want to, then fold your bills and keep them in your front pants pocket. If they “pickpocket” your wallet with all your credit cards in it at least you’ll have your cash, or vice versa, just keep them separated. And, watch those tickets.

If you do hit a good size jackpot, take the money to the safe in your room or take it to the Hotel desk for safekeeping. Or, ask for a Security escort to your room or car. They are happy to provide this service. Don’t walk around the casino or streets with a big wad of cash!

The Security at all Hotels and Casinos is excellent. With all those thousands of cameras (Eyes in the sky) every inch of the casino is being taped continuously. (Did you know that Nevada law requires casinos to have this level of security?) It is for your protection as well as the Hotel/Casino.

Now please understand, we are not trying to scare you away here, but rather just make you aware! It is real easy to get caught up in all the flashing lights, noise, overhead shows, people watching and normal distractions of a casino. Just don’t give them an opportunity to ruin your fun.

Follow these Las Vegas Travel Tips and they will make your Las Vegas Vacation a lifetime memory.

This article may be reprinted in its entirety for use, but must include this link to

http://www.lasvegas-discount.com



Source by Dennis Lauritsen

Restaurant Training Manual – Waiter Job Description

Main Purpose of the Job:

The Waiter / Waitress under the guidance of the Captain and according to Company policies and procedures will carry out his / her duties based on the following fundamentals:

– Maintains the highest standard of professional ethics

– Emphasizes and projects a high image for the hotel

– Is concerned with the operating objectives of the hotel

– Operates with maximum transparency thereby projecting the truth about general observations

Key Function:

He / she is in charge and responsible for the control of several tables in a service station, maximizing the prompt efficiency of food & beverage service and ensuring guest satisfaction according to the Organization standards.

Key Result Area: Guest Satisfaction

Main Duties responsibilities

– Assures achievement of daily planning through list of activities received.

– Follows up on trained elements and tasks, on a daily basis.

– Ensures service for tables assigned.

– Takes food and beverage orders as per Hotel standard.

– Delivers food from kitchen and beverages from dispense bars.

– Assists Busboy /girl in clearing tables if necessary.

– Follows sequences of work during set-up time and service time.

– Has to know in details food and beverage items present in menu.

– Handles guest request in a courteous manner repeating their request to make sure that guest’s message was properly understood.

– Reports immediately to Superior any misunderstanding, problem or accident with guest or staff.

– Communicates constructively with guests to assess their satisfaction. If not satisfied, follow up with an immediate action.

– Receives a training and focus carefully on various elements and tasks taught on a daily basis.

Key Result Area: Employee satisfaction

Main Duties responsibilities

– Signs in and out of duty as soon as reaching or leaving outlet.

– Attends pre-meal briefings, listen carefully to instructions given by Superiors concerning today’s service achievements.

– Is well, tidy, groomed, disciplined and honest at all times.

– Reports immediately to his supervisor any misunderstanding, problem or accident with a guest or the staff.

Key Result Area: Financial Performance

Main Duties responsibilities

– Follows up opening and closing procedures.

– Informs Superior on damages immediately after noticing them.

– Presents checks and ensuring smooth co-operation with cashiers.

– Is aware of any activities/ events operating within the hotel in order to promote and maximize sales.

– Suggests ways of reducing costs without effecting the quality and standard of the hotel.

– Ensures energy and water saving.

Key Result Area: Environmental Awareness

Main Duties responsibilities

– Informs superior if Housekeeping cleaning plans were followed.

– Operates all equipment as per the operating guidelines.

– Has full knowledge of the hotel safety and emergency procedures.

– Complies with statutory and legal requirements for fire, health and safety, hygiene, licensing and employment.

– Is aware of all local customs.

Fundamental attitude factors:

– May be called upon a times to perform other duties which are not included in this job description.

– The ultimate objective of the Waiter / Waitress performance is the achievement of total customer satisfaction.

– A key responsibility for the Waiter / Waitress is to establish and maintain a good relationship with superiors, colleagues and subordinates at all times.



Source by Ehab Rashwan

Dubai Holiday Story

In this article I will share with you my Dubai holiday experience, so that you can get a feeling of the city, on top of the factual touristic reviews.

I stayed in a nice hotel in the center of the city, but had to use taxi to go around, as the interesting places are not necessarily grouped together. What struck me the most was the modern, futuristic feel of the city, probably induced by the hundreds of skyscrapers. I was impressed with the evidence of how powerful big money is. Not long ago there was no building there, so everything was built from the scratch at amazing speed. Along the same line, how do you think the palm trees survive? Well, first, millions are spent to take the salt out of the ocean’s water, which is then sent to the trees by a sophisticated irrigation system. Well, the sheikh doesn’t seem to take no for an answer…

You can make a lot of trips around – don’t miss Abu Dhabi, which is actually the capital of the United Arab Emirates. However, be careful when choosing the agency organizing the trip, as not all provide the most decent standard of service.

I could not miss the Burj-al -Arab, which is the most luxurious hotel in the world. You will need to book a meal there, otherwise you can’t just visit it. But I think it is worth the experience. This is not my style though and I would happily stay at the neighbor hotel, i.e. Jumeirah Beach Hotel.

You will not be able to escape shopping. Although I wasn’t there during the shopping festival, I made a lot of purchases. Most notably, watches and jewelry have good prices all year round, so I bought a nice Tag Heuer one third cheaper than regular prices in other places.

Separately, you should be aware of the cultural differences in terms of time perception (people don’t have the sense of urgency you might be used to), differentiated treatment of women vs. men, etc – I suggest you read a dedicated resource on Arabic culture before.

To conclude, there are a lot of things to do and see in Dubai – the tallest building in the world, the impressive artificial islands, the artificial ski slope and so on. This is an unique and intriguing place that is for sure worth visiting.



Source by Cristi Enache