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Transitioning into drink orders

Dining Experience Lectures • 2m 43s

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  • Getting drink orders


    Guests are often more interested in drink recommendations after they've looked over drink selection.

    If guests don't need time to look over bar selection and know what they'd like to drink, I put the orders in and often serve waters while waiting on bar to make drinks.
    *Be mindful, h...

  • Why to sell appetizers


    Reasons I want every table to get an appetizer:
    It's a quick way to get the table temporarily situated - especially if I'm too busy to take orders and/ or kitchen is backed up.
    Puts guests more at ease while waiting to order/ receive their entrees.
    Increase sales at the table (which w...

  • How to sell appetizers


    When asking about appetizers, I ask if they'd like me to get them a specific item (or two).

    I ask guests if they would like an 'appetizer' because:
    'Appetizer' is an undefined, vague label that holds no inherent appeal.
    Calamari (for example) sounds more appetizing than the word appe...