interesting topic. i think it depends what kind of restaurant and as has been mentioned how packed is the place. i certainly think we all think like panda...
I've never seen it but James Peterson has a book that is supposed to be great for the basics.
my bad forgot to add that up to 250? hopefully less of course
Don't rush out and buy a bunch of expensive knives until you've used you new on for a while. It takes a while to adapt to a really sharp knife (although