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Copy of Types of Table Service

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deanna freridge

on 23 October 2014

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Styles of Table Service
what is table service???
The manner of presenting a meal to the guest
Table service
Type of Service in particular restaurant is best
defined by “desired target market.”
• Type of Service defined by consistency in
menu , décor, uniforms, table settings,
ambiance and cuisine
French Style
It is a very personalized service. Food is brought from the kitchen in dishes and salvers, which are placed directly on the table. The plates are kept near the dish and the guests help themselves.
Gueridon Service
This is a service where a dish comes partially prepared from the kitchen to be completed in the restaurant by the waiter or, when a complete meal is cooked at the table-side in the restaurant. The cooking is done on a gueridon trolley
a mobile trolley with a gas cylinder and burners
English Service
"Host Service"
Food is brought on platters by the waiter and is shown to the host for approval. The waiter then places the platters on the tables.
The host either portions the food into the guest plates directly or portions the food and allows the waiter to serve.

When the waiter only serves the food to guests it is called
Silver Service
The table is set for hors d'oeuvres, soup, main courses and sweet dish in sterling silverware. The food is portioned into silver platters at the kitchen itself which are placed at the sideboard with burners or hot plates to keep the food warm in the restaurant.
American Service
a pre-plated service
used in a coffee shop where service is required to be fast.
Cafeteria Service
The food is served pre-plated and the cutlery is handed directly to the guest.
This service exists normally in industrial canteens, colleges, hospitals or hotel cafeterias. To facilitate quick service, the menu is fixed and is displayed on large boards
Counter Service
Tall stools are placed along a counter so that the guest may eat the food at the counter itself. In better establishments, the covers are laid out on the counter itself. Food is either displayed behind the counter for the guests to choose from, or is listed on a menu card or common black board.
Grill Room Service
In this form of service various meats are grilled in front of the guest. The meats may be displayed behind a glass partition or well decorated counter so that the guest can select his exact cut of meat. The food comes pre-plated
Types of
Table Service
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