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Lesson 2

STYLES OF TABLE
SERVICE

Room layout consideration:


1) size or square footage of the room area.
2) aisles space required for the staff to go around
while serving the food
3) service corner or wait stations
4) placement of the beverage station and portable
bar
5) number of seats at each table
6) shape and size of tables
7) total number of guests
8) activity and flow of guests
9) fire and safety guidelines

Table Setting

refers to the proper placement and


artistic
arrangement
of
table
appointments.

Cover
refers to the space occupied by a person at
the table with table appointments.

A. Napkin
B. Service Plate
C. Soup Bowl
D. Butter
Plate/Butter Knife
or Salad Plate
E. Water Glass
F. White Wine
G. Red Wine
H. Fish Fork
I. Dinner Fork
J. Salad Fork
K. Service Knife
L. Fish Knife
M. Soup Spoon
N. Dessert
Fork/Spoon

Kinds of Table Setting

BUFFET SERVICE
is a dining table that
can accommodate a stock
of plates and serving
dishes for food.
the most frequently
used style of meal service.

Kinds of Table
Setting

Banquet Service
is a pre set service and
menu for a given number
of people for a specific
time of day.
before costumers are
seated, salad, appetizer,
butter and the like may
be on the table.

Kinds of Table
Setting
Formal Service
Russian Service
is dignified and
elaborate. In the
kitchen, food is
prepared, portioned
and arrange on
serving platters,
usually silver with
attractive garnishing.

Kinds of Table
Setting

French Service

synonymous
with fine dining, is
often regarded as
excellent service.

Kinds of Table
Setting
American or Plate
Service

is the simplest form


of table service. For
this
style,
a
host/hostess
greets
and
seats
the
customers.

Kinds of Table
Setting
Family Service
is informal and is used in
many Filipino homes.
food is served in bowls
or platters placed at the
center of the dining table.
serving begins with the
soup or appetizer and ends
with the dessert.

Dining Room Furnishings

Tableware or Table Appointments

are implements used for dining.

It consist of flatware, dinnerware,


beverageware or glassware, linens,
halloware and table decoration.

FLATWARE
is also called silverware.
these hand utensils are
used to prepare, cut and
eat food.
spoons, forks, knives
and spreaders that are
made in sterling silver,
stainless
steel,
plated
silver, ceramic, wood or
plastic.

Caring for Flatware


Wash and rinse utensils in hot water
Dry completely and immediately to retain
luster.
Use mild dishwashing soap.
Store flatware in tarnish-proof flannel bags.
Use them only for intended purposes.
Use a small, soft brush for cleaning the
crevices of ornamental silver.

DINNERWARE
includes
dining
plates
and
serving
platters
that
are
available
in
glass,
ceramic
or
plastic.
Dinnerware
that
is
suitable
for
food
services varies with the
type of service given.

BEVERAGEWARE
OR GLASSWARE

Includes
high
quality and hence
expensive
lead
glass, lime glass
that is lighter and
more brittle, plastic
and paper in variety.

Caring for using glassware


hold tumblers and small glasses at the base
with the thumb and the index and middle
fingers circling the base..
grasp a footed or stemmed water glass at the
base of the bowl between the thumb and
index and middle fingers.
grasp wine glasses by the stem.

LINENS
Includes
tablecloths, plastic
table
covers,
placemats, runners
and napkins if all
kinds. Linens can be
purchased
in
a
variety of fibers,
colors, textures and
designs.

Tablecloth

Runner

Table Napkin

Placemat

HALLOWARE
are serving dishes
for food, like platters,
serving
bowls,
tureens,
creamer,
sugar bowls, teapots,
pitchers,
coffeepots
and trays that are
made of metal.

TABLE
DECORATION
are
figurines,
potted plants and
flowers preferably
fresh and natural,
vegetables
and
fruits used for
garnish
and
arrangements.

NAPKIN FOLDING
are linens that can be bought in different
colors, sizes and designs.
Is traditionally folded and placed to the
left of the table setting, outside the
outermost fork.

NAPKIN FOLDING

Basic Fold/ Pyramid

Bishops Hat, Butterfly and Blossom Variation

Bird of Paradise

Artichoke

Candle

Crown

Mexican Fan

Candle with flame

Mexican Fan with 3 lines

Candle with Fan