She began July 2010 waiting tables at Melrose Place Café in Los Angeles. She ended it singing live on So You Think You Can Dance and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. And she didn’t quit her restaurant job in between until the manager could replace her. That’s why we hope other aspiring artists who wait tables—you know who you are—get discovered like Christina Perri did. Many of your front-of-the-house staffers are aspiring artists who dream of being discovered and leaving the restaurant ...

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