1. When serving dinner on a special holiday, like Thanksgiving, I remain calm and collect. Every host gets nervous, once in a while, about everything going perfectly. I aim to reassure the host with my ease and confidence.
2. Upon arrival at a home, I always discuss the timeline for the dinner with the host to ensure I am prepared for the entire night.
3. Asking the host what needs to be done first; such as setting the Thanksgiving dinner table or preparing the appetizers, allows me to I prioritize. This makes sure I start the evening in step with the host.
4. I’m attentive and take initiative. If the garbage is full, I tie it up and take it out. If the appetizers are running low, I refill them. I don’t wait for direction from the host! It’s my intention that I accomplish what the hosts needs before they even know they need it.
5. Accommodate the guests is an important part of any party. I check with guests ,throughout the duration of the party, by asking if they need anything, such as a drink refill. And always do it with a smile on my face! I want to make sure the guests have a great time.
6. Preparing for cleanup is key to a good finish to a party. I like to have Tupperware for leftovers ready-to-go to allow cleanup to go smooth and quick!
7. The last thing a host wants to have to do at the end of a long day of cooking is to clean the kitchen and do the dishes. I make sure the house is as spotless as it was when I walked through the door — everything put away, leftovers in the fridge and trash taken out.