Tag: Restaurant 101

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Restaurant 101: carrying glasses

Before holiday party season reaches its peak, I wanted to share a few tips on how to carry multiple glasses in one hand. This video shows you how to carry glasses whether they are empty or full. These skills can help you carry four highballs away from the open bar […]

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Restaurant 101, Restaurant Etiquette

Restaurant 101: Maitre’ d

Maitre d’ (May-truh dee) From the French maitre d’ hotel, which means, essentially, ‘Master of the House.’ Typically this title is unisex, applying to men or women in the position, as the feminized “Mistress of the house” has, *ahem*, un-egalitarian connotations. In the restaurant, the ‘House’ has two sides; the […]

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Restaurant 101

Restaurant 101: Marking

Mark– verb. The act of setting a table with the appropriate utensils for the next course. “Desserts are up for table four, have they been marked?” “Yes, everyone has coffee spoons and dessert forks” Usually marking is performed by the server, though in some establishments the duty is shared equally […]