CAROL A. LITRIDES is Assistant Director of the Hospitality Management Program at ITT Technical Institute, Maitland, Florida. A former director of training at Tavern on the Green in New York City, she is a successful consultant in restaurant training, marketing, and service. BRUCE H. AXLER is Director of the School of Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He has written more than fifteen books on the hospitality industry and is a successful restaurant entrepreneur.
Restaurant Service: Beyond the Basics / Edition 1by Carol A. Litrides, Bruce H. Axler
Timely, authoritative, and practicalan incomparable guide to the crucial "difference makers" that keep patrons coming back When it comes to customer satisfaction, good food served in a timely and attractive manner is only half the story. Restaurant Service takes you beyond those basics to offer a comprehensive guide to important rituals and… See more details below
Timely, authoritative, and practicalan incomparable guide to the crucial "difference makers" that keep patrons coming back When it comes to customer satisfaction, good food served in a timely and attractive manner is only half the story. Restaurant Service takes you beyond those basics to offer a comprehensive guide to important rituals and amenities that make customers feel comfortable and turn a meal into a memorable event. This incomparable how-to guide features:
- Step-by-step guidance on extraordinary table and guest servicefrom meeting, greeting, and seating, to coat and parcel check, taking reservations, and handling customer complaints
- A comprehensive guide to buying, storing, displaying, preparing, and serving wines, liquors, and other beverages
- Detailed procedures for service setup and administration
- How to feature and serve luxuries and regional specialties that add sizzle to your menu
- ADA requirements and how to comply with them
- And more
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Table of Contents
GUEST COURTESIES: THE DIFFERENCE MAKERS.
Lost and Found.
Guests and Employees with Disabilities.
AT THE TABLE: BEYOND THE FIRST IMPRESSIONS.
Wine and Liquor Service.
THE ''SIZZLE,'' OR, WHY RETURN.
Ceremonial Coffee and Tea Service.
Extravagant FoodsThe Magic of Caviar.
A PRIMER ON WINE SERVICE.
Wine: What Is It?.
Tasting, Storing, and Drinking Wine.
Wines of the World.
Basic Personnel Policies.
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