An excellent training tool for both hospitality programs and working restaurant managers, Restaurant Service Basics, 2nd Edition considers the entire dining experience in situations ranging from formal to casual. Step-by-step instructions guide readers through service functions. Different types of service French, American, English, Russia, Family-style, and Banquet are explained in detail, along with universally important safety, sanitation, and emergency procedures. This Second Edition features end-of-chapter projects that incorporate real-life situations, as well as enhanced coverage of point-of-service and other technology use in restaurants.
Preface.Chapter 1: The Server.Objectives.Service and Hospitality.Advantages of Being a Server.Qualifications for the Job.Personal Appearance on the Job.Your Role in the Restaurant Organization.Teamwork with Coworkers and Supervisors.Issues Regarding Restaurant Employment.Key Terms.Review.Projects.Case Problem.Chapter 2: Types of Establishments, Types of Service, and Table Settings.Objectives.Types of Establishments.Types of Table Service.Key Terms.Review.Projects.Case Problem.Chapter 3: Before the Guests Arrive.Objectives.Station Assignments.Reservations.Dining Room Preparation.Studying the Menu.Closing the Dining Room.Key Terms.Review.Projects.Case Problem.Chapter 4: Initiating the Service.Objectives.Seating Guests.Approaching the Guests.Taking Orders.Appropriate Topics of Conversation.Answering Questions.Making Suggestions and Increasing Sales.Timing the Meal.Placing Orders in the Kitchen.Picking up Orders from the Kitchen.Key Terms.Review.Projects.Case Problem.Chapter 5: Serving theMeal.Objectives.Serving Tables and Booths.Efficiency When Serving.Handling Unusual Circumstances.The Guest Check and Payment.Receiving the Tip.Key Terms.Review.Projects.Case Problem.Chapter 6: Safety, Sanitation, and Emergency Procedures.Objectives.Safety: Preventing Accidents.Food Safety and Sanitation Responsibilities.Emergency Procedures.Key Terms.Review.Projects.Case Problem.Chapter 7: Handling Service Using Technology.Objectives.Computers in Restaurants.Components of a POS System.Taking Orders Using a POS System.Getting Orders to and from the Bar and Kitchen.Completing Each Transaction.Closing at the End of the Day.Advantages of a POS System.
Sondra J. Dahmer has taught at numerous hospitality and foodservice programs.Kurt W. Kahl,MS, RD, CD, LD, is a Registered Consultant Dietitian and trainer in the areas of foodservice and nutrition. Together, Dahmer and Kahl have trained waitstaff on service skills and have helped experienced servers polish their skills.
The essential guide to great service skills and techniques-now in a second edition.No matter how excellent the food, guests will not return to a restaurant with poor service. On the other hand, great service leads to both a pleasurable dining experience and a successful restaurant. Whether as a server or restaurant executive, anyone entering today's foodservice industry cannot afford to ignore the significance of excellent service.Restaurant Service basics, Second Edition offers a practical and up-to-date guide to professional table service. Authors Sondra Dahmer and Kurt Kahl provide extensive, step-by-step instructions on everything a truly excellent service must do, from proper attire to order taking methods to dealing with difficult guests.This revised and updated Second Edition features:New coverage of technology use in restaurants, including POS systemsPlentiful photos and diagrams that illustrate table settings, service styles, and much moreUpdated information on upselling from the menu, food allergies, food trends, safety and sanitation guidelines, and alcohol serviceNew teaching and learning features including learning objectives, key terms called out in the text, mini-cases, a resource of menu and service terms, and an expanded glossaryEnd-of-chapter review questions and projects that incorporate real-life situationsA comprehensive and concise resources for building a top-notch waitstaff, Restaurant Service Basics, Second Edition is an essential manual for servers-no training, those who train them, restaurant managers, and hospitality students.
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