An older article from the WSJ, a defense of the notoriously arrogant French waiter:
Theater is a central subject in Paris’s highly regarded waiter schools—and yes, the city boasts many different degree programs for aspiring waiters. For Arthur Lafon Kovenko, a handsome 20-something and student at the celebrated École Française de Gastronomie Ferrandi in Paris’s 6th arrondissement, theater is what drew him to table service in the first place.
“Table service in Paris is one of the most theatrical professions imaginable,” he said, in a statement I can’t help thinking Mr. Sartre himself also could have made. Ferrandi (which, like many such outfits, also provides chef training) teaches Mr. Kovenko “almost everything: how to project confidence, how to walk, how to talk and how never, ever, to fidget.”