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Jack Astor's
Cocktail Server was asked...12 December 2015

If you were to be a utensil which one would you be and why?

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A spoon because it has the curved. smooth style of a porsche. While aesthetically pleasing, it remains strong yet flexible with the versatility to dig and gather or sift and search. Less

A silver spoon. To feel rich while being kept warm, and in the dark.

A knife because I am a person who always likes to know the logic of things. It would give me the answers why a particular dish tastes good or not. Less

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MGM Resorts International

There will be a “mock service” and a test on different types of spirits and classic cocktails

3 Answers

Long island iced tea

Dirty Martini

Bloody Mary

ARIA Resort & Casino

most difficut question was when asked what is the garnish for a cosmopolitan.

2 Answers

lemon twist


The M Resort

How would you handle an angry guest?

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I said I would ask them how I could remedy the situation . If the guest was still unhappy I would get a manager to talk to them . Less

I would ask what I could do to help and ask why he's upset to show that I care about our customers. If it's possible in this scenario to resolve the issue and try to ensure the guests satisfaction,I would try to do so. If he was still angry I would go to the manger and speak to her about it. Less

The Cannery

Name a use for a pen, other than writing with it.

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Mental Note to self, Dumb Question.

Personality question, she wants to see how you approach answering the question, timid or excited to answer. (She even raved to everyone else how well I did on this one, too!) Less

MGM Resorts International

What goes in a tom collins?

2 Answers

Gin, sweet and sour, soda.. garnish w/cherry

How do you feel about being in crowded areas?

Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower

What are two rum based drinks?

2 Answers

Corn and rye malt

Mai Tai, Rum Runner

Society Billiards + Bar

Naming 15+ different classic cocktails & their main liquor What's your availability

1 Answers


Star Concessions

What's your availability?

1 Answers


Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

To explain a situation where you had to act in the best interest of the company despite how it may have affected you with a guest or coworkers.

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I explained that I had a coworker who was taking all orders but not cleaning or delivering food and drink. Rather than get confrontational with her I decided to clean and push the food and drinks (at no personal benefit to myself) and then discuss it with her away from guests. Less

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