Service staff require good knowledge of the business and the products it sells. Staff must also know how to use the equipment correctly and which techniques to use when serving customers. Good communication skills are essential in frontline Hospitality roles, as interacting with customers is one of the most important aspects of the job.

$80.00 Price

215 mins Estimated Time

Components in this Module

1 - Preparing for Service

  • Preparing for Service
  • Task Allocation
  • Clarifying Requirements
  • Types of Establishments
  • Service Styles
  • Menu
  • Service Periods
  • Setting the Mood
  • Lamps and Candle Holders
  • Table Arrangements
  • Pictures and Art Objects
  • Preparing Service Equipment
  • Sideboard/Dummy Waiter
  • Crockery
  • Checkpoint 1
  • Cutlery
  • Cutlery Examples
  • Polishing Cutlery
  • Polishing Cutlery Video
  • Service Trays
  • Glassware
  • Wine Glasses
  • Washing and Polishing Glasses
  • Polishing Wine Glasses
  • Storing Glasses
  • Checkpoint 2
  • Wine Buckets and Stands
  • Table Linen
  • Serviette Fold Videos
  • Bread Station
  • Butter
  • Cutting and Presenting Butter
  • Condiments
  • Coffee and Tea Station
  • Cruet
  • Trolleys
  • Menus
  • Customer Facilities
  • Checkpoint 3
  • Positioning of Tables
  • Key Points when Preparing the Table Layout
  • Table Layouts for Functions
  • Table Layouts for Functions Pt2
  • Setting Tables
  • A la Carte Table Setting
  • Table dHote Setting
  • Table Layout Challenge
  • Table Setting
  • Legal Responsibility
  • Liquor Licensing
  • Hygiene and Food Safety
  • State and Territory Legislation
  • Smoking Regulations
  • Work Health and Safety
  • Duty of Care
  • Checkpoint 4
  • Trade Practices

2 - Greeting and Seating Customers

  • Greeting and Seating Customers
  • Greeting Customers

3 - Taking and Processing Orders

  • Taking and Processing Orders
  • Taking an Order
  • Checkpoint 5
  • Streamline the ordering process
  • Recording the Order
  • Transfering the Order to the Order Book
  • Why the Information is Required
  • Reading Orders
  • Communicating the Order
  • Computerised Ordering Systems
  • Placing Drink Orders
  • Placing Food Orders
  • Changing Serviceware to Match the Food and Beverage Order
  • Changing the Serviceware
  • Changing Serviceware Challenge
  • Checkpoint 6

4 - Serving Food and Beverages

  • Serving Food and Beverages
  • Carrying Plates
  • Carrying Plates Videos
  • Professionalism at the Pass
  • Carrying Trays of Food
  • Loading a Tray
  • Serving Beverages
  • Serving the Meal
  • Checkpoint 7
  • Clearing Food and Beverages
  • Clearing Plates
  • Correct stacking and clearing of crockery and cutlery
  • Clearing Plates Video
  • Clearing Dirty Plates
  • Clearing Glassware
  • Environmentally Friendly Practices
  • Offering a Final Course
  • Account Settlement
  • Processing Cash Payments
  • Processing Credit Card/EFTPOS Payments
  • Checkpoint 8
  • Charging to a Guest Room
  • Resetting Tables

5 - Closing Procedures

  • Closing Procedures
  • Cleaning
  • Conducting a Briefing and Handover
  • Locking Up
  • Checkpoint 9
  • Congratulations!


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