What is included with this book?
The catering and events market is expanding rapidly, making superior service an absolute necessity for distinction and successful branding in the event planning industry. Remarkable Banquet Service provides catering and event professionals with straightforward advice on all aspects of exemplary banquet service. This resource covers everything from food and beverage service skills—such as setting up a buffet, butler service, tray service, pouring wine, and clearing tables—to managing staff and coordinating with vendors such as florists, wedding planners, and musicians. Throughout, key service points are illustrated, such as buffet setup, 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. Step-by-step techniques are accompanied by 100 photos, 40 illustrations, and 10 reproductions of menus, taking all the guesswork out of organizing and managing remarkable—and profitable—banquets and events.
About the Author
Chapter 1 An Introduction to Banquets
Chapter 2 Planning for Banquets: The Banquet Event Order (BEO)
Chapter 3 Setting Up and Breaking Down Banquets
Chapter 4 Service Styles and Techniques for Banquet Service
Chapter 5 Service for Banquets
Chapter 6 Managing Specific Events: Weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, Awards Dinners, Receptions, and More
Chapter 7 Beverage Service for Banquets
Chapter 8 Managing Special Issues