Category Archives: Restaurant

A Peek Behind the Restaurant Scene

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Restaurants are known to have service with a smile. From a coffee house to elite dining rooms, you will find a gracious staff waiting to take your order. Unless you have worked in a restaurant, it is hard to know what happens behind the scenes. From the time you enter the door to signing your payment slip, there are a multitude of steps that remain unseen from the table. Front of House The service team is generally the front of house personnel that has the most contact with the guests. When you are met by a greeter, they are usually known as a host or Maître D.  They are in […]

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The Design of Dining Courses

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Have you ever wondered why the portions in Fine Dining restaurants seem to decrease as the price increases? If you answered yes, you are not alone. The customary menus at most restaurants are based on a main course and possibly a cup of soup or a salad. You have the choice to order an appetizer and if you have the desire for dessert, you can put in a request at the end of your meal. The dishes are generally larger portions of a meat and one or two sides depending on what you ordered. The tradition of Fine Dining is to gracefully serve several courses throughout the experience. You will […]

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Restaurants Are Adding Healthy to the Menu

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Restaurants are a great place to meet and greet or simply grab a bite to eat. It is an industry that stays on top of the latest trends. Here lately, restaurants have been altering the way they serve up some of our favorite dishes. Chefs and Owners have adapted their menu selections to meet the demands of the up rise in lifestyle changes. We live in an informational era that has brought several awareness’s to the public eye. Some of these topics include the connection of our health and the foods we eat. As a society, we dine out regularly, socially and necessarily. Work, families and a full schedule can […]

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Dining Styles Defined

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When it comes to restaurants, there is a long list of menus and atmospheres you can choose from. Whether it is a dinner for two or a group, deciding the location can be an arduous task. The dynamics of dining have many pieces that become involved. The foods that are served, quality of ingredients, service style and pace are all weaved together in your quick evaluation. Each restaurant has their own individual attributes and Dining Styles. Depending on your neighborhood, you can find anything from a satisfying cheeseburger to  a well done Chateaubriand. This quick peek at restaurant styles will take the question out of the where and bring you […]

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Ordering Dinner with Style

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Eating at an unfamiliar restaurant is not always second nature. When you are in a social setting such as a date or with a group, you might feel the pressure as you open your menu. The last thing you want is to end up a one man band while trying to order. In some cases, you may even simply agree to anything your server says to avoid asking the … I’m sorry… what?… line of questions. This can lead to a strange plate of foods that you will now have to eat and pay for, as the alternative of disclosure is just not an option. Dining faux pas and misunderstandings  […]

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