Rachel DeSimone

Rachel DeSimone
Rachel has a B.S. in Hospitality Administration as well as an M.L.A. in Gastronomy from Boston University. She is a currently a freelance writer and yoga teacher living in Boston and she has worked in various positions in restaurants spanning Boston, New York, and Australia over the past seven years. She currently works with the Bites of Boston Food Tour company managing their blog and helping with operations and new tour development.

Recent Posts

No (Marketing) Money, No Problem!

Posted by Rachel DeSimone on Jun 4, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Whether your business is small, medium, or large there are so many moving parts to keep it going - something to be fixed, something new to...

How to Talk to Customers About Alcohol if You Don't Drink

Posted by Rachel DeSimone on May 27, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Just because you don’t drink alcohol or certain drinks, doesn’t mean that you can’t work in a restaurant or bar and talk about them well. Lots of...

How Pooling Tips Can Be Beneficial in Some Restaurants

Posted by Rachel DeSimone on Apr 29, 2019 9:00:00 AM

I recently wrote a piece about servers pooling tips in restaurants versus taking their individual tips home at the end of a shift where I...

Benefits of Individual Tips for Wait Staff

Posted by Rachel DeSimone on Apr 26, 2019 9:00:00 AM

When I first started working as a server, the restaurant I worked at operated under a house pool meaning that at the end of the night all of the...

The 3% Kitchen Appreciation Fee: Bridging the Wage Gap in Boston Restaurants

Posted by Rachel DeSimone on Apr 5, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Over the past couple of years some restaurants in Boston have begun to add an optional 3% service fee onto diners’ checks, referred to by some as...

How Restaurants Can Benefit from Working With A Local Food Tour Company

Posted by Rachel DeSimone on Mar 28, 2019 9:00:00 AM

The hustle of keeping a restaurant thriving month after month takes innovation, dedication, and creativity. Place that restaurant in a bustling...