By John Montone

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Do you have a college degree, masters, and PHD and still can’t find a job?

1010 WINS’ John Montone reports

The economy has been tough on many but Ian Maksik says there’s money to be made if you’re willing to become a waiter.

Maksik, aka the “King of the Caterers,” is co-founder of the Service Arts Institute which is where he trains waiters.

“The waiter has to be an athlete, mathematician, psychiatrist, a psychologist and an actor.” Maksik said.

Maksik said restaurant waiters pull in $60-90,000 a year. He says one unionized waiter at a Manhattan hotel made $240,000 a year.

Maksik said there is never a shortage of job openings in the restaurant business.

He said if you walk down a New York City street you’ll see signs in restaurant windows seeking experienced waiters. Maksik offers three tips for a successful career as a food server.

“Eye contact, name recognition and kill for the guest.”

Maksik will soon be training waiters in Tribeca. To find a class click here.

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