"I didn't serve her, but I was at a restaurant and I was sitting next to Rachael Ray. Megab*tch. She was really snippy with the bartender/waitress. She took forever to tell the waitress what she wanted. When she finally got her food and they asked how it was, she just kind of motioned as if to say 'whatever'. I didn't see how much she tipped, but on her way out, someone asked for an autograph and she replied 'don't talk to me'. Also, I did cook for the director of Oz the Great and Powerful and one of the writers. I had a few drinks with them as well. Really fun guys. I brought them back into the kitchen and they signed my Wizard of Oz apron." Source
"My cousin had Drew Carey come into his bar one night after a gig. Said he came in and bought a round for everyone in the bar. Cousin said he was a real classy guy and extremely friendly. At the end of the night, he called my cousin over and asked how many staff were working that night. He then pulled out a check and wrote it for an amount that ended up giving each staffer a $100 tip that night." Source
"I have served tons! Leonardo Dicaprio, was very shy. He hid himself very well. I didn't even realize who he was until after 5 minutes of talking to him. He was working on his Boston accent I guess. Natalie Portman came in with Harvard friends and used a fake ID. The waiter was like, whatever. Here's your drink. (I made said drink) Tommy Lee Jones was crazy awkward. His wife was really nice and basically apologized for him the entire time. I really don't think he was trying to be a di*k. He just doesn't know how to be social." Source
"I served Rivers Cuomo lunch in Vancouver in 97. He was with Pat and some girls and were in town to open for No Doubt on a stadium tour. I waited until they were done eating to tell them how much I loved their records and they asked if I was going to the show. I told them no because it was pretty expensive and I hated No Doubt - it just wouldn't be worth it for a 40 minute Weezer opening set in a hockey arena. He understood and we started talking about what they should do for the day. I drew them a map of some cool local stuff to do and he thanked me and they left. I see him talking to Pat outside and then run back in to restaurant. He comes up to me and says 'Give me two names', so I give him my name and my girlfriend's name. He says 'See you tonight'. So I get home that night, tell my girlfriend the story and she's skeptical they will even remember (it's been hours). I remind her we have nothing better to do and nothing to lose and we head out to the venue. I get to the window, give our names and the lady pulls out two laminated passes and instructs us to enter through the backstage entrance. We literally walked straight into Gwen when we hit the Greenroom. Didn't see the Weezer guys backstage but when they announced '5 minutes to showtime' we asked if we could go down front. Somebody ushered us to the front row and Weezer opened with Jonas. It was awesome. The End." Source
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