This training handbook was designed for use by all food service serving staff members. The guide covers every aspect of restaurant customer service for the positions of host, waiter or waitress, head waiter, captain, and bus person. The detailed performance of each position is described for different types of establishments, and all types of service including French, American, English, Russian, Family-Style and Banquet. It provides step-by-step instructions on: hosting; seating guests; taking/filling orders; loading/unloading trays; table-side service; setting an elegant table; folding napkins; centrepieces; promoting specials; promoting side orders; handling problems; difficult customers; managing tips and taxes; getting customers to order quickly; handling questions; handling the bill and money. Plus, learn advanced serving techniques such as flambe and carving meats, fish, and fruits. Also, a chapter is devoted exclusively to food safety and sanitation. An excellent foundation for your organisation's training program!
Douglas R Brown is a best-selling author in the area of food service management, having worked for both national chains and independent restaurants, as well as providing consulting services. He is the author of several books and numerous articles on food service management.