The Hotel School

Silver Service

Chandana

24 April 2018

Silver service the most elegant and personalized service in Food and Beverage Service.

In food and hospitality business the most elegant and Personalized service is silver service & I believe this service can be achieved with lot of skill, practice and learning which can only be learnt from best Hotel Management Colleges in the country. Silver service is also known as ‘service Anglais’, silver service was originated in the upper-class country manors and esteemed estates of 19th Century Britain. Traditionally, waiting staff were given the Sunday evening off to be with their families and so the butler would fill in. Instead of laying plates on a table, the butler would go around the table, serving food to guests from a silver platter. They will hold a serving fork above a serving spoon and use them pincer-style to pick up and transfer the food to diners’ plates. As you can imagine, developing this skill takes some time!

The hotel management colleges in Delhi gives proper training to the students in developing this skill. Among all hotel management colleges in Delhi The Hotel School offers practical training through workshops, assignments, events on regular basis to enhance practical skills of the students.

As I am willing to put some more light to such an elegant service, following is the example for your better understanding.

The table is set for hors d'oeuvres, soup, main courses and sweet dish in sterling silverware. The food is portioned into silver platters at the kitchen itself which are placed at the sideboard with burners or hot plates to keep the food warm in the restaurant. Plates are placed before the guest. The waiter then picks the platter from the hot plate and presents the dish to the host for approval. It is common for the waiter to hold the serving-fork above the serving-spoon both in the right hand, and use the fingers to manipulate the two as a pincer for picking up, holding and transferring the food.. All food is presented in silver dishes with elaborate dressing

This technique requires much practice and dexterity. The hotel school is one of the best hotel management colleges in Delhi which provides knowledge, training to the students in enhancing and expertise in this skill.