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Remarkable Banquet Service

Remarkable Banquet Service

Ezra Eichelberger, The Culinary Institute of America (CIA)

ISBN: 978-1-118-41203-9

Mar 2014

200 pages

In Stock

$34.95

Description

Remarkable Banquet Service provides readers with straightforward advice on all aspects of successful banquet service, an important market for today’s professional. With the catering and events market expanding rapidly, quality service is an absolute necessity for success in the event planning industry. This text covers everything from food and beverage service skills, such as setting up a buffet, pouring wine, and clearing tables, to managing staff and coordinating with vendors such as florists, wedding planners, and DJs. Throughout, more than 100 photographs and 40 illustrations illustrate key service points such as buffet set-up, proper plate handling, and synchronized service techniques, as well as guidelines for handling specific events including business luncheons, fund-raising events, bar and bat mitzvahs, weddings, and wine-tasting dinners.

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PREFACE viii

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xii

ABOUT THE AUTHOR xiii

CHAPTER 1.  An Introduction to Banquets 2

CHAPTER 2.  Planning for Banquets: The Banquet Event Order (BEO) 26

CHAPTER 3.  Setting Up and Breaking Down Banquets 60

CHAPTER 4.  Service Styles and Techniques for Banquet Service 80

CHAPTER 5.  Service for Banquets 100

CHAPTER 6.  Managing Specific Events 120

CHAPTER 7.  Beverage Service for Banquets 138

CHAPTER 8.  Managing Special Issues 168

INDEX 178

  • Provides readers with straightforward advice on all aspects of successful banquet services, an important market for today's professional.
  • This text covers everything from food and beverage service skills, such as setting up a buffet, pouring wine, and clearing tables, to managing staff and coordinating with vendors such as florists, wedding planners, and DJs.
  • Throughout, more than 100 photos and 40 illustrations illustrate key service points such as buffet set-up, proper plate handling, and synchronized service techniques, as well as guidelines for handling specific events including business luncheons, fund-raising events, bar and bat mitzvahs, weddings, and wine-tasting dinners.
  • Strategies for planning, organizing, and executing a remarkable banquet are discussed.
  • Style of service, sequence of service, and skills of service are reviewed and reinforced by an Instructor's Manual and PowerPoint Slides.