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Restaurant Vocabulary

Every industry has its own special vocabulary. Restaurants have terms that are used by the
chefs, waiters and diners. As we are going to be creating our own restaurants this term, we will
need to understand how and when to use this special vocabulary. Find the meaning of at least 10
of the following words (delete words you dont use) and record the meaning in your own words:
Restaurant
Term
Reference Meaning
Ambience

https://www.google.com.au/search?q=Ambience+meaning&oq=ambie
n&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j69i59j69i60j0l3.9414j0j9&sourceid=chrom
e&es_sm=93&ie=UTF-8&safe=active&ssui=on
Place that has atmosphere that sets
the mood
Beverages

https://www.google.com.au/search?q=beverages+meaning&oq=Beve
rages+mean&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0l5.8171j0j4&sourceid=chrome&e
s_sm=93&ie=UTF-
8&safe=active&ssui=on#q=Ambience%20meaning&safe=active&ssui
=on
a drink thats not water
Buffet

https://www.google.com.au/search?q=beverages+meaning&oq=Beve
rages+mean&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0l5.8171j0j4&sourceid=chrome&e
s_sm=93&ie=UTF-
8&safe=active&ssui=on#q=Buffet+meaning&safe=active&ssui=on
A meal that the guest serve
themselves
Sous chef

https://www.google.com/?safe=active&ssui=on#q=Sous%20chef%
20meaning&safe=active
A chef that is lower than the head
chef
Desert

Knowledge
A treat after a meal
Entre

Luke T
The first meal of the course
Etiquette

https://www.google.com/?safe=active&ssui=on#q=Etiquette+meani
ng&safe=active&ssui=on
Be polite when with others
Gourmet

https://www.google.com/?safe=active&ssui=on#q=Gourmet+meanin
g&safe=active&ssui=on
Judging the food them ate
Hors
doeuvre

https://www.google.com/?safe=active&ssui=on#q=Hors+d%E2%80
%99oeuvre+meaning&safe=active&ssui=on
A very small meal that is eaten at the
start of the meal
Hygiene

https://www.google.com/?safe=active&ssui=on#q=Hygiene+meanin
g&safe=active&ssui=on
Condition to prevent diseases and
maintain health
Ingredients

Knowledge
Something that you use in food
Marinate

https://www.google.com/?safe=active&ssui=on#q=marinate+meanin
g&safe=active&ssui=on
Luke T
Soak the meat to make it taste better
Menu

Knowledge
A book or something with a list of
foods that people order
Saut

https://www.google.com/?safe=active&ssui=on#q=saut%C3%A9ed+
meaning&safe=active&ssui=on
Something fried in fat
Smorgasbor
d
https://www.google.com/?safe=active&ssui=on#q=Smorgasbord+m
eaning&safe=active&ssui=on
A buffet serving cold meat, salad and
etc.

Great Job!

Spatula

https://www.google.com/?safe=active&ssui=on#q=Spatula+meaning
&safe=active&ssui=on
A blunt blade used to spread things
Whisk

https://www.google.com/?safe=active&ssui=on#q=Whisk+meaning&
safe=active&ssui=on
Rapidly beat or stir