The main role of a service team is to provide a high quality service of food and beverages to their customers.

You must consider the dining experience from the point of view of the customer – good service is service they are not even aware of. If the right things are done at the right times then the customer can have no complaints and will return to the restaurant time after time.

$95.00 Price

210 mins Estimated Time

Components in this Module

1 - Pre-Service Organisation

  • Identifying Staffing Requirements
  • Example of Staff Numbers
  • Example of Staffing for Time Periods
  • Assigning Tasks
  • Multi-skilling
  • Organising Workflow
  • Time constraints
  • Service Styles
  • Menu
  • Service Periods
  • Setting the Mood
  • Lamps and Candle Holders
  • Table Arrangements
  • Pictures and Art Objects
  • Positioning of Tables
  • Key Points when Preparing the Table Layout
  • Table Layouts for Functions
  • Table Layouts for Functions Continued
  • Setting Tables
  • Checkpoint 1
  • À la Carte Table Setting
  • Table Setting
  • Table dHôte Setting
  • Table Layout Challenge
  • Function Table Setting
  • Preparing Linen
  • Serviette Fold Videos
  • Tablecloths
  • Overlays
  • Preparing the Register

2 - Managing the Service Cycle

  • Service Cycle
  • Welcoming Customers
  • Greeting Exchange
  • Seating Customers
  • Seating Customers
  • Greeting Customers
  • Presenting Menus and Wine Lists
  • Presenting the Menus
  • Presenting the Wine List
  • Presenting the Menu Video
  • Checkpoint 2
  • Making Recommendations and Taking Orders
  • Taking an Order
  • Using Selling Techniques
  • Selling Techniques
  • Advising Customers
  • Relaying Orders
  • Serving Apéritifs/Pre-Dinner Drinks
  • Serving Bread and Butter
  • Cutting and Presenting Butter
  • Adjusting Tableware
  • Changing the Serviceware
  • Checkpoint 3
  • Serving Beverages
  • Providing Tray Service
  • Tray Loading
  • Serving Wine
  • Opening Wine
  • Cork Problems
  • Serving Champagne and Sparkling Wine
  • Opening Sparkling Wine
  • Refilling Glasses
  • Corkage
  • Beer Presentation
  • Spirit Presentation
  • Liqueur Presentation
  • Removing Used and Unused Glassware
  • Checkpoint 4
  • Working as Part of a Team
  • Liaising with Other Sections
  • Knowing When to Collect Orders
  • Carrying Plates
  • Carrying Plates Videos
  • Addressing Delays and Deficiencies
  • Clearing Plates
  • Clearing Plates Continued
  • Clearing Plates Video
  • Clearing Dirty Plates
  • Checkpoint 5
  • Crumbing the Table
  • Offering a Final Course
  • Organising and Processing Accounts
  • Processing Cash Payments
  • Processing Credit Card/EFTPOS Payments
  • Charging to a Guest Room
  • Farewelling Customers
  • Checkpoint 6
  • Resetting Tables
  • Resetting and Cleaning Up
  • Service Cycle Summary
  • Handling Customer Complaints
  • Steps to Rectify the Situation
  • Redressing Accidents

3 - Closing Procedures

  • Closing Procedures
  • Cleaning
  • Locking Up
  • Checkpoint 7
  • Conducting a Briefing and Handover

4 - Legislative and Regulatory Considerations

  • Legislative and Regulatory Considerations
  • Food Safety
  • Responsible Service of Alcohol
  • Environmental Considerations
  • Checkpoint 8
  • Congratulations!


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