In The Biz - Interview with Dave & Buster's Special Events Consultant Tatiana Alvarez
Courtesy Tatiana Alvarez Tatiana Alvarez
Clean Plate Charlie How long have you been at D&B?
Tatiana Alvarez: It will be 7 years in March. It's been quite a while. I didn't realize I was there that long until I looked at the calendar.
Whats your favorite part of the job?
Having the opportunity to interact with so many types of people and so many different personalities. Strangely enough, sometimes that's also the least favorite part of my job, too.
You plan parties and events at Dave & Busters. Have you ever had any strange requests?
The funniest thing that happens all the time is that people ask if they can bring their own food. We're a restaurant! We sell food! You have to be nice but you want to say uh-no!
One time The Zoological Society had an event here and they wanted to bring wild animals, like tigers, to the restaurant as decoration or something. I told them that there were probably several hundred health code laws against having wild animals in a restaurant.
Have you met any celebrities?
We have a lot of Dolphin Players come into Dave & Buster's. Jeff Van Gundy from The Miami Heat was here. Jennifer Lopez had a staff meeting here and OJ Simpson ate at D&B, but I'm not sure if he counts as a celebrity anymore.
Whats your favorite dish on the menu?
I'm all about the appetizers. I love our spinach dip and we serve a pretty great Teriyaki sirloin.
What's your favorite drink?
Flor de Cana with a splash of coke. People in the restaurant industry aren't into fancy drinks - we need something stronger. We're the "on the rocks" people.Follow Clean Plate Charlie on Twitter: @CleanPlateBPB.