I have been working at this little M&P restaurant for a few months now. I was hired on to help get the kitchen in order, since they seemed to have stints of poor employees, which is not uncommon for Mom and pop places.
Anyways one major problem is the tickets. I have not worked with hand written tickets in over a year, so I thought it was me... but it did not take very long for me to realize the problem lies mainly in the lack on consistency.
Sometimes I have essentially the same tickets, written by different servers, and they look completely different. I tried looking for an abbreviation guide, but no luck. Also possibly a guide for how to write sides ect.
I will probably end up just making my own chart for them and examples, but I figured I might as well use the standardized way, which I cannot find.
The biggest problem lies in training new people to understand these tickets, and in the middle of a busy service when I have 15 or more tickets, they are using different abbreviations for the same items, it can be very confusing in the heat of battle.