What is GUERIDON service?

# Gueridon service is a form of food service provided by restaurants to their guests. This type of service encompasses preparing food primarily salads, main dishes such as beef stroganoff, or desserts in direct view of the guests, using a "Gueridon".

GUERIDON SERVICE

Gueridon service is a form of food service provided by restaurants to their guests. This type of service encompasses preparing food primarily salads, main dishes such as beef stroganoff, or desserts in direct view of the guests, using a "Gueridon". A gueridon typically consists of a trolley that is well equipped to prepare, cook and serve the food to the guest. There will be a gas hob, chopping board, cutlery drawer, cold store depending on the trolley type and general working area.

GUERIDON SERVICE

The food being served is usually partially or mostly prepared in the kitchen -certainly any prep work such as chopping onions, actually cooking crêpes, etc, is done there. The water then does the final assembly or cooking on the trolley at the side of the restaurant customer's table. This might involve flambéing an item, or carving it, or tossing a salad. The trolley is equipped with a burner for cooking, that can be powered by gas, electricity or spirits. Some trolleys will have a cold drawer as well.

GUERIDON SERVICE

All will have a chopping board and cutlery drawer, and be equipped with the necessary utensils for what the restaurant offers from the trolley. There will also be on the trolley a selection of basic condiments such as mustards, Worcestershire sauce, oil, vinegar, etc. Gueridon Service is less popular now. Restaurant dining rooms have to be less crowded, allowing more space between the tables for the trolley to move and be positioned. Additionally, dining room staff need to be specially trained in how to finish the dishes being offered. It may also be that restaurant customers got bored with the same typical dishes that were

Advantages:
y It gives the guest the greatest possible

personal attention. y It makes the guest feel that he is receiving royal treatment. y It commands higher process than other form of service. y Enable the establishment to charge a higher price. y Staff can show off their skills and provide showmanship as a form of entertainment.

Disadvantages:
y Needs to purchase expensive equipment and

utensils. y Needs skillful and more staff. y Needs more room space and reduces seating area. y A slow and time consuming service. y Can be dangerous and clumsy to other guests.

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