Cooperation/Working as a team: It is important to help your teammates at work as well as be modest enough to ask for help when you need it.
Wine education: I have learned a lot about wine that I never knew before working at the Olive Garden. The Olive Garden encourages continuous wine training where we learn about new wines (including body, flavor, aroma, etc.) and often sample them.
Continuous training: Skills can continuously be sharpened and there is always an opportunity to advance these skills.
Open and honest communication: It is extremely important to be able to communicate with your teammates as well as your managers and this communication must be honest to ensure good work relationships.
Bartending: I gained some bartending experience from a few days of training at Olive Garden. I helped with set up process, serving bar guests, making drinks for servers, the clean up process, and the cash out process.