Recap: Waiters' Race 2016
Last Thursday, we hosted our annual Waiters' Race in downtown Princeton. Members of the Princeton community and visitors gathered around Palmer Square for this exciting event.
Kicking off at approximately 4:00 PM, the Waiters' Race consisted of twelve rounds in total: five men’s and five women’s elimination rounds followed by a men’s final round and a women’s final round. The rosters for each round were made up of waiters and waitresses who work at local restaurants and other eating establishments throughout Princeton.
We had a total of 82 racers representing 16 restaurants, including:
The contestants were required to carry a serving tray with four opened beverages around Palmer Square while using only one hand. Whoever both finished the quickest and spilled the least won each round.
Congratulations to first place winners Rachel Simmins from Witherspoon Grill and Xavier Reyes from Blue Point Grill! They each won a cooler from Smith’s Ace Hardware stuffed full of prizes from local businesses valued at over $1100. Among the prizes were: weekend stay at the Nassau Inn; $100 cash from Palmer Square; bottle of bubbly from Witherspoon Grill; gift cards from Ivy Inn, Chez Alice, McCaffrey's, Triumph, Terra Momo Group and RoadID; tour and tasting for 10 at Triumph; haircut at La Jolie Salon & Spa; prize pack from Arts Council of Princeton; gift from Lululemon.
Women's 1st Place - Rachel Simmins from Witherspoon Grill
Men's 1st Place - Xavier Reyes from Blue Point Grill
Women's 2nd Place - Theresa Kalfass from Teresa Caffe
Men's 2nd Place - Mario Lorenzo from Teresa Caffe
Women's 3rd Place - Victoria Gilbert from Jammin' Crepes
Men's 3rd Place - Antoni Del Cid from Blue Point Grill
We would like to thank all contestants and the businesses they represent, those who came out to cheer everyone on, our volunteers who helped run the event, and our fantastic sponsors for making this event possible. A special thanks to Bai Beverages for supplying us with free drinks to use in the race and keeping our attendees hydrated on a hot, sunny day!