At first the shadow shift was kind of boring, because I was just following my waiter around and carrying plates. After a while my waiter thought I was responsible enough too take my own orders and serve customers by myself. The shadow shift did get a little bit less tiring, which was good because all I needed was a break. After 8:00pm I started just sitting around by the entrance at Spur and just waiting for more customers that I can serve, because after 8:00pm you wouldn’t expect people to come that late, especially on a weekday. At least I wasn’t bored for too long because at about 8:15pm we got our complementary burger,chips and drink.
At Spur we were also running a raffle to give too an animal shelter called CLAW and we got 10% of all the money Spur made that night, which will also go to CLAW. So lucky all our earnings will go too a good cause.
Until my next blog
Signing off, Shira.
So we arrived at spur, my family and I. I met my waiter I was working with then I was told someone needed my bubbly personality, after a while I was told to go help my waiter. Then I ran to my waiter and I started to waiter people, it was so fun and I got to go inside the kitchen and meet great people. The best part is most of those great people were waiters! We sold so many raffle tickets people hoped they would win but they did not win they were happy because they donated to charity.
In the end, wait before I tell you who won. Waiters make it look so easy, but its not that easy. I had fun and put on a show and learnt how to use a card machine. I think waiters are under appreciated because they work hard and long to get your food to you while it is still hot, or cold if it is cold. I love that rush, but its nice to have to rush and now I understand waiters do not just bring your food.
Afterwards we got a burger and drink, it was delicious I ate it slowly because I am a slow eater and I also love the music they play. The birthday song is amazing because it is original and it is poppy and up beat.
Now for the raffle winner the lucky winner is Tristan and he won a 2 day trip at Bazely Beach Holiday Accommodation and more.
This was another pop blog by Skye-ann DT
I WAS APART OF THE SHADOW SHIFT AT SPUR AND HELPED MONA LISA. SHE WAS VERY NICE AND SHOWED ME HOW EVERY THING WORKED.ON MY 4TH ORDER I HAD A FULL TRAY, WHILE I WAS WALKING MY FOOT SLIPPED ON THE RAMP AND I DROPPED MY TRAY. I WAS THE FIRST PERSON TO DROP MY TRAY. AFTER THAT THE NIGHT WAS GREAT. I MADE FOUR FOOD RUNS AND SIX DRINKS RUNS.
I THOROUGHLY ENJOYED IT AND RECOMMEND IT IF YOU ARE TRYING TO RAISE MONEY FOR A GOOD CAUSE (WE ARE HELPING AN ANIMAL SHELTER CALLED C.L.A.W).
THANKS FOR READING TILL NEXT TIME BYE.
On the 7th March my class mates (6W Radford House) and I did a shadow shift at Spur. On the way my Mom explained what shadow shifting was. She was in fact once a waitress at Spur. When we got there I was expecting to follow a waiter around for 3 and a half hours watching what they do, so I was surprised when my teacher asked me if I wanted to be the “raffle boy”. I was quite pleased. I was to go around and ask people if they wanted to buy tickets for the raffle that we had been bringing prizes for the whole week. I was even more surprised when one of my great friends, Skye-Ann, was to do it with me. She was the “money keeper” and was always going back to Mrs Wilson to give her the money. She also had a crazy idea in her head that I needed to be more happy or “bubbly”, as she put it. So we did this for a while and got two and a half thousand rand but then Skye-Ann had to go waitress, so I was stuck by myself. I got a bit more money from the people who we hadn’t asked and then finally I swapped with Kyle, a boy in my class. I was given a waiter to follow, learn from and help – and guess what his name was, Kyle. So I carried on but it wasn’t as fun as doing the raffle, also my feet were very sore. However I did get to serve my Grandfather and another great friend of mine (who arrived late because of a guitar concert he was in) won the raffle. So all in it was a fun night.
We are now at the end, goodbye my good friend.
On the 26th of February our class (6W) did a braai off where we had to cook for three judges. We were allowed to choose partners for this event (2-4 people) and after a lot of deciding I was paired with Hamzah. After weeks of planning we managed to come up with this menu: For the starter a ‘salad on a stick’ consisting of grapes, red and yellow pepper, mini tomatoes and cucumbers. For main: A home made patty with the secret ingredient, vegetable stock powder and for the vegan (there was a vegan judge) a soya patty. And finally for the dessert: BBQed pineapple with cinnamon, honey and paprika.
The day was finally here. Hamzah had forgotten the grapes and tomato sauce but we borrowed that and just left out the grape so it was all fine. We worked hard and fast and right through both breaks. But we had a problem, we fought, well, A LOT. But we always cleared it up. We were under the impression that we were ‘waisting time with all our bickering’ but we couldn’t be further than the truth. When we were done there was still a whole hour left till serving time. While we were waiting we started cleaning our table. Well, I cleaned the table, Hamzah was ‘too tired!’. During this time we learned how to use cling wrap and I washed so many dishes my mom would have cried with pride. And finally it was serving time. The judges seemed pleased and the vegan loved the soya patty so much she looked like she would have died for one more slice. I suspect she was the main reason we won best main in the class.
It’s been fun and now I am done.
It was Thursday evening and we were doing a shadow shift at spur. I was late because I had a concert at school, I played the guitar with 3 other people – it went very well .We are going very off topic now, let’s get back to the real subject.
When I got to spur I started shadowing as soon as I arrived at Spur. My first customers were my parents. I asked what they would like to drink, when I got their orders I went to put it in the machine and went to serve other people. I ran around for about 20 minutes serving other customers and my parents. After getting their orders, I( placed the order with the kitchen. After 20 minutes their food was ready. When I was busy carrying their food to them I almost took a bite because it smelt so good.
It was getting close to 9, so we announced the raffle winner, I didn’t think we were going win because other people brought a lot more raffles than we did, we only brought 4 ,whereas others brought up to 10 raffles. When they announced the raffle winner it just so happened to be number 40, which was the number my dad picked. I was so happy that my dad won, he picked the number 40 because he just turned 40. I ran towards my dad and hugged him with everything. After the long evening they gave us dinner, which were amazing spur burgers. Finally the night ended and I fall asleep in the car on the way home because of how tired I was .
It was an amazing spur experience.
This is Tristan signing off, Goodbye 👔😁😀💀🏫 Continue reading Shadow Shift Night
Our braai (barbecue) off was a super fun! I was excited and I thought that it would be easy. However, it turned out to be quite difficult.
Our starter of roasted vegetable on a skewer began disastrously because we did not roast our vegetables for long enough. We then had to think of a plan – we had to roast our vegetables for longer even if it meant sacrificing time. After like three hours our vegetables were finally roasted, but they looked too bland! So we added some 1000 island sauce to give it some flavour.
We then began on our main meal – briyani in a red pepper with mash potatoes on the side. Our briyani did not turn out to be a savory dish – it turned out to be more of a sweet dish! This made us feel a bit upset. When we started to put our briyani in the pepper we realised that we hadn’t made any for Mrs Braum! We quickly dashed to the tap to fill the pot with water, put it on to boil the rice and make a another pot of briyani for her. At this point, we really had to hurry and then we all started to panic about time – this made us argue amongst ourselves! However, we found a solution – we decided that two of us will work on the briyani and the other two will work on the dessert. After finally finishing our main, we started on our dessert: vegan ice cream with crushed chocolate on top and fresh fruit.
We were so lucky that we were allowed to use the staff room freezer, so we did our dessert and put it in the freezer so it would be nice and cold for when we served the judges.
The time came when we had to serve the judges. I was really nervous that they wouldn’t like our dishes. We reached the judges table and gave them our dishes. Our starter didn’t look that appetizing so we were very nervous that we wouldn’t do well for the looks category. The judges tasted our starter and liked it, but they did not really like the idea of roasted cucumber. We served them our main – the chicken for the briyani was a bit raw which we did not realise, but Mrs Braum liked the vegan dish a lot.
Finally we got to serve them our dessert which I was pretty confident about. Mrs Braum really enjoyed our dessert because she hadn’t had ice cream in such a long time! I was glad that she liked it. She almost finished the whole bowl! Mrs Wilson thought that it had a bit of a protein after-taste and I don’t know what aunty Colleen thought about it.
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