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Proper table setting

Table Setting Basics

Serving (from fr. Service) is a term in cooking that refers to a number of related processes when eating:

  • the process of laying the table, with the placement of the envelope (cutlery) on it - table setting ;
  • decorating dishes to make them look interesting - serving dishes ;
  • selection and supply of certain wines to certain dishes - serving wines .

Also serving - the process of serving dishes to guests. Usually one of three types is used:

  • Russian serving - dishes are divided into individual portions and laid out on plates in the kitchen or on the buffet and served to the guests one by one in the order of their appearance on the menu;
  • French serving - dishes are exhibited on the table, guests choose them;
  • English serving - the waiter delivers the guests dishes in turn and puts them on the plates.

An important point in attracting visitors is the correct table setting. The word "serving" has two meanings: firstly, it is the preparation of the table for breakfast, lunch, dinner or tea, that is, the arrangement of dishes in a certain order, and secondly, the collection of objects (dishes, table linen) intended for this purpose . Table setting is multivariate.

Pre-serving tables - the most important stage of the preparation of the hall to receive visitors. The serving form depends on the class of the enterprise, the method and the time of service.

In the morning and lunch time there is a minimal serving, in the evening - more complete.

Table Setting Basics

Table setting must meet the following requirements.

  1. conform to the type of service;
  2. match the menu of snacks, meals and drinks;
  3. combined with the shape of the table, the color of the tablecloth and napkins, with the form of their coagulation, with the general interior of the hall;
  4. reflect the national peculiarity and thematic orientation of the enterprise;
  5. all serving items must be in accordance with the rules.

Serving sequence

  1. Table coverings with tablecloths;
  2. Serving plates;
  3. Serving appliances;
  4. Serving glass (crystal) dishes;
  5. Table decoration napkins;
  6. Arrangement of devices for spices;
  7. Arrangement of vases with flowers.

When setting the table observe a certain order

  • first put the earthenware or china;
  • then put the devices;
  • and then put the crystal or glass;

Glasses, wine glasses, glasses, putting on the table, hold the leg.


Table Setting Basics

Why not take a beautiful set from a sideboard and not arrange a beautiful breakfast for yourself? By the way, do not forget to put a small bunch in the center of the table.


Table Setting Basics

If for breakfast you can do with napkins, then for dinner, cover the table with a tablecloth.

Dinner is normal (informal)

Table Setting Basics

You can use the tablecloth, and you can track.

Official dinner

Table Setting Basics

Here, in theory, the more beautiful, the better. If the tablecloth, then white, if napkins, then in the rings.

Cutlery Application Diagram

Table Setting Basics
Table Setting Basics

And not to forget what cutlery for what you need.

How to express an opinion about food

Table Setting Basics

If suddenly it happened to you that you were in a restaurant, then there you can express your opinion about the service of the chef without the requirements of the book of complaints and threats that they will all be fired thanks to you.

What and from what they drink

Table Setting Basics
Table Setting Basics

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