Restaurant magic advice

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Sawyer Bullock, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. I'm going into a fairly high end restaurant, and I' m going to talk to the manager about hiring me for table hopping magic. I was just wondering if any magicians that have experience with this have any tips or referances to some good material on this subject. I've been doing shows for the past 2 years and have doing magic for many more ( I'm only 14 though) Just lookin for some advice from some fellow magicians.
    Thanks!
     
  2. DO NOT CALL IT TABLE HOPPING!!!! it sounds cheap and cheezy, and if someone told me table hopping, i would think they were a frog or something.
    also your age will not help you. being 14 they will be very questionable about pay and having you work, because you are soo young. you can hardly work in a regular place untill your 15/16.
    if you want some material, check out live at the jailhouse. which is all bout resturaunt magic.
     
  3. I've just started resturant work really, and it took me a year to get here.

    In January I said to myself that by the end of the year I want to be in any restaurant, and after doing a few freebies and rejections I finally got in!

    The best advice I can give you is to tell them that you'll give them a free try of your skills on their buisiest night/day so they can see what you do and how you can handle the situation.

    Another thing that is important is ring them up before you go and tell them who you are and ask what the manager's/owner's name is, so when you go in you know who to ask for.

    Also, if they do take you on don't charge them a stupid price. I won't say how much i charge but if you want to talk more about it PM me.

    It is really hard to get in, but just keep going!

    My last point is that if the restaurant says no, don't worry. This will happen at some point and its best you should know that.

    Give them a buisness card and contact them again a few months later. They might have more money by this time or the owner might have changed or maybe now they need a gimmick and something to promote them.

    Always remember to keep in touch and don't rest your hopes on this one restaurant, go to loads of them!

    Hope this helps,

    Simon_Magic
     
  4. If you are approaching the manager for the first time, make sure you know their target client demographic. For instance if they are not trying to get families, then make sure your magic does not come off as 'going to bring in the kids', but rather appealing to an older audience. Use your age to your advantage too.

    j
     

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