Liberal Arts Career Services
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Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille

Summer 2016 Site Review

Position: Sales and Event Intern
Student: Economics Senior

The internship that I took on this semester, Summer 2016, was very unique to me. I truly did enjoy the internship, but I would not recommend it for everybody. I did an internship with Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille in Austin, Texas, as a management/sales intern. I had previously worked for Perry’s Steakhouse as a hostess, server, and bartender. I did enjoy working in the restaurant industry as a server, but I did not see it as a career. However, I was quite interested in the possibility of making restaurant management a possible career path after graduation. Therefore, my general manager, Jeff Halford, had offered this unique position for me to learn the daily routine of a restaurant manager at Perry’s.

My responsibilities as an intern varied from routine operational duties to unique day to day duties. As a management intern, I was often in charge of performing daily paperwork for server cash outs and different invoices. Something that I found out was very important as a manager at Perry’s was accuracy in daily check outs. They had to ensure that the cash they had on hand matched the amount they should have after calculating cash in, cash out, and server tip outs. I often was in charge of answering regular e-mails to corporate employees or guests e-mails regarding past visits or questions. When I had interned under our sales manager, Misty Montague, for a brief amount of time, I was able to learn to use Compete software for booking private events. I also was able to go to several meetings with local private event coordinators and help analyze different trends that are happening in the local area. Overall, I think that it was an interesting and appropriate internship for me. If you are truly excited and interested in becoming a restaurant manager, I would highly recommend speaking to a local general manager at a restaurant you have worked at or are curious about working for and seeing if they can do something similar for you as Perry’s has done for me.


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