From the Back Cover
- Dining room and kitchen organization and personnel
- Reservations, greeting, and seating
- Classic and modern styles of table service
- Beverage and wine service
- Money handling
- Service challengeswhat to do when things go wrong
- Front-of-the-house safety and sanitation
Industry surveys consistently show that service is the number one reason that people come back to a restaurantor dine elsewhere. With competition increasing for todays dining dollar, restaurants must go beyond culinary excellence to ensure their success. They must offer Remarkable ServiceSM, the kind of service that makes guests feel comfortable, makes dining out enjoyable, and creates customer loyalty.
This book offers unique, comprehensive coverage of the principles, standards, and practices that are the hallmark of truly Remarkable ServiceSM. Written by The Culinary Institute of America, which has been hailed by Time magazine as "the nations most influential training school for cooks," it shares the knowledge and techniques necessary to exceed guest expectations through every part of the dining experience.
Remarkable ServiceSM places detailed practical information within the framework of Nine Basic Principles of Hospitality and Service. These critical principles provide the foundation for building an outstanding customer service program in any setting, from informal to fine dining. Filled with invaluable real-life examples and important dos and donts, this book gives both new and veteran serversand their managersthe skills, confidence, and flexibility to bring Remarkable ServiceSM to virtually any situationand keep customers coming back for more.
About the Author
Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is an independent, not-for-profit college offering bachelors and associate degrees in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts. Courses for foodservice professionals are offered at the colleges main campus in Hyde Park, New York, and at its additional campus for continuing education, The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, in St. Helena, California.