Come on! Yes! I really enjoy working here Hi! Guess where I am at?! I am here in San Francisco at a restaurant called Mozzeria It’s a Deaf-owned restaurant that specialized in Italian pizzas You can see but I kind have finished some But let me show you anyway You want some? You want some? It’s mine Come here yourself This is margherita pizza. It’s most popular here in this restaurant They have many different kind of pizza that you can order from the menu All the staff that works here are Deaf Whoa, that’s nice When the people from all over the world fly here, they should take this opportunity to visit and meet Deaf workers and support the Deaf community Hi, I met one Deaf staff that works here so go ahead and introduce yourself My name is Amanda and here at Mozzeria, I work as the back house lead Back of the house means working with the pizza like a pizza maker (?) in the back kitchen and dishwasher Stacey: How long have you worked here? Amanda: I worked here for 3 years Stacey: Three years, wow Stacey: Do you love working here?
Amanda: yes, its good Stacey: What’s your opinion? Like when you go into a hearing restaurant, we use written note and gesture?
Amanda: Yes Stacey: How is it different here? Stacey: Now its reverse for hearing, right?
Amanda: Yes Stacey: So how does it compare? Amanda: It’s the same as if we go to the hearing restaurant, we point at the menu to show Amanda: Now when hearing come here to a Deaf restaurant, its reverse as the same process Amanda: The hearing understand that they have to point at the menu Amanda: If they have any question, we have a notepad at every table. Stacey: Let me show you. Amanda: They can write any question or they can say with or without meat or they want extra spicy, anything on the side. Stacey: Have you met Deaf people around the world? Internationally?
Amanda: Yes Amanda: Yes, many, many people Mostly during the summer. Last year there was a Deaf expo in Last Vegas Amanda: Many people flew to San Francisco so they took the opportunity to come here and taste before leaving to Las Vegas for Deaf Expo Amanda: Or they would come after the Deaf expo. Really, it was so many people Amanda: I really enjoyed meeting many international Deaf people Amanda: I learned their sign language and they learned ours. We accommodate each other to understand each other and what they need for food Amanda: or they would ask any questions about the restaurant. I tried my best to understand and explain Stacey: Yes. For those who don’t know, sign language is different all around the world. It’s not universal Stacey: I feel in my opinion no matter what, Deaf still somehow bond to each other. Deaf hood. Stacey: Even though, the sign is different. We still try our best to communicate.
Amanda: Yes Amanda: At least we can communicate. Sign is sign
Stacey: right right! Exactly Amanda: No matter how different the signs are, its important that we still sign to understand
Stacey: yes yes Stacey: For those who come to visit, what food would you recommend? Amanda: Our most popular food is Burrata for small appetizer. Mozzerella bars. It’s the same idea as mozzarella cheese sticks. It’s the same. Ours are bars. Amanda: It’s our home-made recipe Amanda: The most popular pizza is margherita. Stacey: That’s what I ordered Amanda: Second popular is Duck pizza Amanda: It’s really popular because our owner of the restaurant is Asian. Amanda: Many people love ducks. Amanda: many of our Asian customers loves ducks Amanda: Many people that ordered ducks know its cooked in their favorite style from Asia. Stacey: Fine, we should try it? Amanda: yeah try it! Amanda: Come on!
Stacey: Come! Stacey: Come to Mozzeria! Stacey: How do you sign that?
*Amanda shows sign for Mozzeria* Stacey; Oh nice! Thank you
Amanda: thank you