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¡Buen provecho!

In helpful phrases on June 30, 2013 at 2:49 am

So I’ve been in New York the last few m0nths and I got a job in Times Square that EVERY tourist goes to.  LOL!  I swear, it’s in EVERY tour book as a recommend  location.  (Which is good for them AND my wallet! 😉

Anyhoo, people from EVERYWHERE go there, and one day I said to a table of Spanish speaking people: “Bon Appétit!” and they were all: ¿Qué dice? and that was when it occured to me I have NO idea how to say ENJOY YOUR MEAL in Spanish! So today’s Word of the Día is: ¡BUEN PROVECHO! (Pronounced: bwen prro-VEH-cho)

happy waiter at table

With your customers:

¡Buen Provecho!”

“Enjoy your meal!”

 

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‘Toalla’

In helpful phrases, helpful words, objects on January 18, 2012 at 12:43 am

Towels are very important for the front of house OR the back of house at a restaurant.  Whether you need to clean something up, wipe off your hands or wipe down a table so you can reseat it.  I personally hang a towel from my belt loop so I can always make sure my hands are dry and clean. THUS today’s Word of the Día is TOALLA. (pronounced TWEYE-ya)

 It means TOWEL.

With your Busser:

“¿Hay mas toallas limpias?”

“Are there anymore towels clean?”

With your guests:

“El baño tiene toallas de papel dentro”

“The bathroom has paper towels inside.”

‘Desayuno’

In Food, helpful phrases, helpful words on July 6, 2010 at 7:00 pm

The menu at our restaurant is VERY limited when it comes to breakfast during the week.  Brunch is a whole ‘nother story.  During the week though, guests often ask what we DO have for breakfast and while it’s only two items, I try and sell the hell out of them!  Today’s word of the día is DESAYUNO. (pronounced day-cy-YOU-no) It means BREAKFAST.

With your customers:

“Para el desayuno, tenemos solamente…”

“For breakfast, we only have…”