A time gave exceptional customer service would have to be the first time I took on a large party by myself at olive garden. We usually split large parties between 2 servers but as we were short staffed that day I got to keep this one to myself after countless refirmations to my superior that I could handle it. The party was 15 guests, what seemed like a large family. I explained the situation to them at the beginning of the meal, and apologized up front for any nervousness I displayed as they were my first large group. My nervousness was all for nothing as that was the day that I realised I much prefer large parties and was very good with the memorizing and organizing that is needed with large parties. At the end of their meal, they asked to speak to the manager, that worried me a bit as I thought that everything had gone smoothly. When the manager returned to the kitchen, he said that they wanted to personally commend me for the excellent service and said that I went above and beyond for their needs. As I returned to bus the table, I found a 100 bill sitting right in the middle of it.