Flashcards in F&B - Chapter 4 Deck (33):
banquet event orders (BEOs)
Forms that detail all aspects of a banquet, including menus, number of guests, types of tableware, entertainment, and other details.
Food and beverage staff members who provide food and beverage service to banquet
Functions where food is placed on a table and the guests serve themselves.
A typically large assortment of foods attractively arranged for self-service by guests.
A container that is used to carry soiled dishes from the dining room to the dish room.
The sequence in which servers place drink orders. The specific sequence is necessary because some drinks take more time to prepare than other drinks or do not hold up as well.
A table-service style in which specially trained staff members prepare menu items beside the
guests’ tables using a cart; the food is prepared and plated on the cart, then served to the guests. Also called
Special containers in which hot food is held hot either by electricity or gel-can burners.
The plates, bowls, cups, saucers, and serving pieces that a restaurant uses.
The charge account of local hotel customers who are directly billed each month.
Assorted dressings and spices that are served with a meal. They could include ketchup, mustard, steak sauce, jelly, jam, honey, or syrup. They are usually served in their original containers or in
A table-service style in which servers take food on large platters or in large bowls from the kitchen and deliver it to guest tables; the guests at each table then pass the food around their table, serving themselves. Also called English service.
Rooms where banquets, meetings, and receptions take place.
A cart or rectangular table mounted on wheels with workspace, shelves, and a heating unit (réchaud); used for tableside food preparation in cart service.
guest check folders
A folder in which guest checks are placed to keep them neat and clean.
The charge account of guests who are staying at a property with approved credit accounts. They can charge restaurant meals and drinks to their room—or the house account.
A bed of ice that keeps cold in-room dining food and beverage items cold during delivery
A word describing what coffee does as it is being brewed. The first third of the pot is too weak, the
second third is too strong, and the final third is too weak.
Silverware wrapped in linen napkins.
The process of gathering the uncooked or precooked food needed for meals.
A table-service style in which fully cooked menu items are individually produced, portioned, plated, and garnished in the kitchen, then carried to each guest directly. Also called American service.
A table-service style in which servers carry platters of food to the dining room and present them to guests for approval. Servers then set hot plates in front of each guest and place food from the platters onto the plates. Also called Russian service.
Removing items throughout the meal from the table that the guest no longer needs.
Functions where food and drink is typically served for anything from a small business gathering to a large wedding.
A portable heating unit used for food preparation on the cart or guéridon in cart service.
A system used for cafeterias and buffets in which guests go to separate stations for their food rather than wait in a single line. For example, hot foods might be placed at one station, beverages at another, and desserts and salads at still others.
Often ornately designed with the organization’s logo or made of fine china, pewter, or another attractive material, this plate enhances the table presentation when guests first arrive. Also called a base plate. The plate holding the entrée and other food items is placed on top of the show plate.
Service areas where supplies are stored. They are stocked with such items as glasses, silverware, and dishes.
A list of all the sidework that needs to be completed and the staff member who is assigned to complete each task.
standard food and drink abbreviations
Shorthand used by all staff members to indicate specific food and drinks.
A selling method that encourages guests to buy additional food and beverages.
table-side cart service
A special service where a cart is wheeled up to the table to display desserts, salads, cheese, or tableside cooking.