FOOD AND ACCOMPANIMENTS

Food and Accompaniments from HEMANT SINGH

Accompaniments are highly flavoured seasonings of various kinds offered with certain dishes. The object of offering accompaniments with certain dishes is to improve the flavor of the food or to counteract its richness, eg. apple sauce with roast pork. Many dishes have separate accompaniments and as they are not always mentioned on the menu, the waiter must know them. He should always have specific accompaniments ready for service at the right time. Hot adjuncts come with the dish from the kitchen, but cold sauces are often to be found at the buffet or sideboard. They should be served directly with a dish to which they belong. They should be served from the guest’s left on to the top right of his plate (not on the rim). While serving from a sauceboat, the boat should be on an underdish or small plate, carried on the palm of the left hand. In serving, the sauceboat, lip should point towards the guest’s plate. The spoon, or ladle, should be passed over the lip. Sauces are not to
be poured from a boat.

FOOD PRODUCTION – LEVELS & SKILLS OF EXPERIENCE

LEVELS OF SKILLS & EXPERIENCE: Levels or hierarchy in the organization depends on the person’s skill & experience. The skills of the staff can be divided as:
a)           Conceptual skills                        
b)          Managerial skills
c)           Technical skills

ATTITUDE & BEHAVIOUR IN THE KITCHEN
  • PUNCTUALITY
  • KNOWLEDGE OF MENU
  • MEMORY
  • HONESTY
  • LOYALITY
  • CONDUCT
  • SENSE OF URGENCY
  • APPROACH TO CUSTOMERS
  • CUSTOMER SATISFACTION
  • HANDLING COMPLAINTS