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THE FIRST COLORED Professional, Clerical and Business DIRECTORY OF BALTIMORE CITY 15th Annual Edition, 1928
Volume 505, Page 9   View pdf image (33K)
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If you can think of any one making a stronger appeal to the Public in any
capacity than a neat, tidy clean, cheerful, obliging, careful and skillful waiter, I
would be pleased to know such a person. Waiting, rightly performed, stands at
the very apex of service, given the very best in foods, and let it be most appetiz-
ingly prepared, yet it is easily possible to destroy the enjoyment of the meal
through inferior serving.

Those whose work lies in the field of serving- foods should ever keep in mind
certain fundamentals if they would meet the Public's demand in their line. It
goes without saying that among the very first of these fundamentals are per-
sonal cleanliness, immaculateness of linens, abundant cheerfulness, alertness, an
obliging disposition, a sincere interest in the work to be performed, an intelligent
understanding of the viewpoints of both employer and guests, a mastery of the
details inseparable from such service, and a deep appreciation of the opportunity
to engage in a service that yields first place to no other in promoting the happi-
ness of the general Public.

So necessary has the type of men I have described become in meeting the
Public's demands in food that the great Railroad System with which I have the
honor to be connected has just established a school on wheels for the training of
stewards, cooks and waiters whose efficiency shall be such as to make the road's
food serving department fully comparable with all other of its departments in
meeting the Public's demands for service and winning its appreciation by the
excellencies of this service.

This I regard as a step in the right direction, a good omen of the time when
the work of the steward, the cook and the waiter will be considered professional
and be accorded a dignity second to that of no other profession. If this contri-
bution to your program does aught to further the ends desired, then I shall feel
amply rewarded for the time and labor required in its preparation.



W. A. ENGLISH, President H. E. YOUNG, Treasurer

W. E. NELSON, Secretary

Harry Johnson, Geo. Cole, Wm. A. Owens, Jas. F. Hall,
Dr. S. B. Hughes, James Griggs, W. Ashbie Hawkins

Social Service Departments, Recreational Center, Dormitory
Accommodations, Club Rooms, Educational Department

MISS MYRTLE GARDEN, Executive Secretary



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