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The essential guide to great service skills and techniques-now in a second edition.

No matter how excellent the food, guests will not return to a restaurant with poor service. On the other hand, great service leads to both a pleasurable dining experience and a successful restaurant. Whether as a server or restaurant executive, anyone entering today's foodservice industry cannot afford to ignore the significance of excellent service.

Restaurant Service basics, Second Edition offers a practical and up-to-date guide to professional table service. Authors Sondra Dahmer and Kurt Kahl provide extensive, step-by-step instructions on everything a truly excellent service must do, from proper attire to order taking methods to dealing with difficult guests.

This revised and updated Second Edition features:

  • New coverage of technology use in restaurants, including POS systems
  • Plentiful photos and diagrams that illustrate table settings, service styles, and much more
  • Updated information on upselling from the menu, food allergies, food trends, safety and sanitation guidelines, and alcohol service
  • New teaching and learning features including learning objectives, key terms called out in the text, mini-cases, a resource of menu and service terms, and an expanded glossary
  • End-of-chapter review questions and projects that incorporate real-life situations

A comprehensive and concise resources for building a top-notch waitstaff, Restaurant Service Basics, Second Edition is an essential manual for servers-no training, those who train them, restaurant managers, and hospitality students.

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