The Art of Hosting: The Complete Training Guide for Waiters and Restaurant Hosts

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Universal-Publishers, 2002 - Business & Economics - 196 pages
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Whether you're new to the business or you've been a server for years, The Art of Hosting will give you the tools you need to walk, talk and act like a seasoned pro. Filled with insider tips and info, this book will show you in clear, concise and easy-to-understand terms how to be an outstanding server in even the finest restaurants-and get the biggest tips! Includes sections on Table Set-up, Taking Guest Orders, Serving Drinks and Wine, Increasing Your Tips and more.
 

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Contents

Water
88
Other Cold Drinks
90
Hot Drinks
92
After Dinner Drinks
94
CHAPTER 7 Serving Wines by the Bottle
97
Before Serving Wines
99
Temperature
100
Wine Preparation
101

Servers Stations
19
CHAPTER 2 Table Setup
23
Plates
24
Silverware
26
Glasses
28
Napkins
32
CHAPTER 3 Banquet Setup
35
Positioning the Tables
36
Numbering Tables
38
Positioning the Chairs
39
Silverware
40
Miscellaneous
41
CHAPTER 4 Buffet Setup
43
Positioning Tables
45
Buffet Table Setting
46
Chef and Cooks Stations
48
Chafing Dishes
49
Iceboats
51
Decorating the Buffet
52
Mirrors
53
Other Equipment
54
CHAPTER 5 Taking Guests Orders
55
Introduction
56
Selling the Order
57
How to Earn More
60
Guests Position
61
Cocktail Order
62
Food Order
64
Wine Order
68
CHAPTER 6 Serving Drinks bytheGlass
79
Cocktails
81
Wines
84
Beers
86
The Cork
103
Serving White Wines
105
Serving Sparkling Wines
107
Serving Red Wines
110
Serving Wines in a Basket
112
The Ideal Wine Tasting Glass
115
CHAPTER 8 Serving Food
117
Serving Clearing a Table
118
Different Types of Service
121
Serving Bread
123
Serving Soups
125
Serving Appetizers
129
Serving Sauces
131
Serving Side Orders
132
Serving Seafood
133
Serving Pasta
142
Serving Meat
143
Serving Cheese
146
Serving Dessert
148
CHAPTER 9 Other Services
153
The Ashtray
154
Presenting the Check
155
Resetting Tables
156
CHAPTER 10 Appendix
157
Teamwork
159
Appearance Posture
161
Dealing with Difficult Guests
163
50 ways to Gain Guests
167
50 ways to Lose Guests
169
Common Wine Terminology
171
The Ten Commandments
175
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