Obviously, if you are reading this blog, you love food. You think about it, you read about it, you probably even dream about it. As foodies, we care deeply about our food and where it comes from. We wonder about the farms that produce what we eat. We wonder about the chefs that can create dishes that we only wish we could make ourselves. But how often do we wonder about who is serving our food? Well, Meet Your Waiter hopes to change all that. Here, we will highlight those unsung heroes of the restaurant biz, without which your food would never get from that brilliant chef in the kitchen all the way to your table. Some things you learn about them may surprise you. Other things you may have had pegged the minute you laid on eyes on them. Either way, meet your waiter this week:

Name: Mitch Smith

Age: 26

Where he works: Ferneau, In Hillcrest


Favorite dish he serves: The Sake-Grilled Tuna. Pan seared tuna with lime-ginger ponzu, sticky rice, and spicy mustard micro-greens.

Best part about waiting tables: “Bartending is like throwing a big party”, Mitch says. “All I have to do is make sure everyone’s having a good time.”


What you may not know: Mitch grew up in Santa Barbara California on a 600 acre ranch. He moved to Arkansas to be closer to his sister. 

His future plans: “I just want a simple life. Maybe I’ll move back home to the family ranch where everything is relaxed and simple.”

If you want your favorite waiter profiled here, leave a comment and let me know where they work and why they are awesome.

**And don’t worry! I have a list of all your suggestions and I am working on them. I look forward to meeting all your favorites!