It happened on my birthday, year 1996. It was supposed to be a food tasting purpose with the Executive Chef, but when he came to know that it was my birthday, he called and invited the Department Heads for lunch and they celebrated with me. Lucky me!
As I’ve said, I had no experience prior to that, so you can call me ignorant bwehehehe! Our Head Accountant was also a Filipina, that somehow made me comfortable with the group. On the way, I told her, whatever she orders, order for me too hahaha! OMG! She ordered Green Mango Juice, I didn’t realize it would be that sour hahaha! But I just nodded and told the waiter, I’ll have the same too! Bwahahaha! I’m sure they knew, I was tensed! And the numbers of cutleries, goodness! Which one first? Hahaha!
They’ve been good to me, everyone played “cowboys” including the top boss. And they even ordered chocolate cake from the hotel and distributed to the staff when we came back. Everyone said I was special. I thought so, too!
And I owe everything to my former boss. He taught me a lot! Yeah, that includes my first fine dining experience. *wink*
Being married to a Hotelier changed everything. Now I know the table etiquettes and other ek-eks hahaha!