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1 3.01 N MEAL SERVICE CLASSIFICATIONS. Meal Service Classifications Meal service is the term used to describe how a meal is served for any given occasion.

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1 N MEAL SERVICE CLASSIFICATIONS

2 Meal Service Classifications Meal service is the term used to describe how a meal is served for any given occasion. Classifications are: Family-style Buffet Plate Russian/Continental 23.01NMeal Service Classifications

3 Family Style  Used at home for family meals  Used in home-style restaurants  Serving dishes of food are passed around the table to the right  Beverages are poured before seating and handed to diners Informal style of meal service NMeal Service Classifications

4 Family Style Example NMeal Service Classifications

5 Family Style (continued) Paper or cloth napkins may be used A tablecloth and/or placemats may be used A centerpiece may be used NMeal Service Classifications

6 Buffet Style Used in casual restaurants and at large gatherings, such as for a business, family or church events. Cafeterias are a type of buffet where items are priced separately. True buffets usually price the meal as a whole including beverages. Informal meal style NMeal Service Classifications

7 Buffet Example NMeal Service Classifications

8 Buffet (continued) Plates are at the beginning of the serving line. Flatware and napkins may be at the beginning or the end of the serving line. Beverages are picked up in the line or at another station. Sometimes buffets are very formal event, such as at weddings. Other times they may be more informal style NMeal Service Classifications

9 Plate Service Used in restaurants. Flatware and beverage ware, are on the table with space left for plate. Food is portioned onto plates in kitchen and brought to the table. Often a more formal meal style NMeal Service Classifications

10 Plate Service Table set-up NMeal Service Classifications

11 Plate Service (continued) Serving dishes are not needed which makes for easier cleanup. Cloth napkins and tablecloths are usually present. Placemats might be used at home on top of the tablecloth. Formal restaurants use tablecloths NMeal Service Classifications

12 Russian/Continental Used predominantly at fine restaurants. Food is portioned out in the kitchen and served by a wait staff person. No serving dishes are used, and dishes are removed after each course. Flatware is course specific and may be numerous. Highly formal meal NMeal Service Classifications

13 Russian/Continental NMeal Service Classifications

14 Meal Service How the meal is served Classifications Family-style Buffet Plate Russian/Continental The properly set table provides each diner with the tableware pieces needed for the meal being served NMeal Service Classifications


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