Food and Services Articles
making dates back to ancient Egyptian times. There are five main
types of beer: lager, stout, ale, porter and bock. The process
Vodka - Wife's Deceiver
‘I must get out of these red clothes and
into a dry vodka martini’ said Alexander Woolcott. Since the
late 1940’s, vodka has been a great success worldwide. Russia
and Poland, both lays claim to have given the world vodka.
The year was 1492.
Christopher Columbus not only discovered a New World, but a
wonderful new enjoyment that is delighting connoisseurs
throughout the entire world.>>>more
Gin - Dutch Courage
The name gin comes from ‘Genievre’- the
French for juniper. One characteristic which all gin shares is
the presence of juniper berries. Gin is defined as a rectified
spirit made from malted barley, rye or corn or a combination>>>more
This is an in depth look at the glossary,
literature on brands and percentages by volume of various
spirits and liquors from around the world. This is simply meant
to be a memory jogger for professional servers; a quick succinct
source of practical authentic information.>>>more
Although connoisseurs of wines and spirit
tend to frown upon liqueurs, they are favored as polite,
attractive and digestive drinks with which we finish our meals.
In the US, liqueurs are also known as cordials but are more
popularly defined as flavored and sweetened spirits.
Spirits- An Introduction
A spirit is a potable alcoholic beverage
obtained from the distillation of a liquid containing alcohol.
The history of distillation goes back over 400 years when it is
said that stills were used in China to make perfumes and by the
Arabs to make spirit based drinks.
The Scots fought their wars
on whisky. The first to make whisky were the Irish. Irish and
Scottish settlers brought the art of making whisky to America
when they made homes in Pennsylvania in the middle of the 17th
Wines of the new world
Wine is a part of every New World country
where the climate allows the vine to prosper. Australia, New
Zealand, South Africa, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Mexico, the
United States and Canada all have healthy wine industries, which
strive to stand on their own merits.>>>more
Different types of Mocktails with
ingredients, method, garnish and glass Information.>>>more
Taking an Order
Order taking is a skilful art that reflects the efficiency of
both the waiter and the establishment. An order taken down
clearly and precisely would ensure that each guest guests
exactly what he has ordered and in the right sequence.>>>more
An ancient philosopher from distant past said, as he left the
image of tea posterity: “ When I drink tea, I am
conscious of peace, the cool breadth of heaven rises in my
sleeves and blows>>>more
Variety of Grapes
In order to appreciate wine, it's essential to understand the
characteristics different grapes offer and how those
characteristics should be expressed in wines. Cabernet
Sauvignon, Merlot and Zinfandel are all red grapes>>>more
to learn, go forth to serve'.
A restaurant is a commercial establishment committed to the sale
of food and beverage. A restaurant may be a licensed part
of a hotel operation, whereby the sales of the restaurant
contribute to the sales performance>>>more
Food and Management Articles
ABC of Restaurant Planning
In any establishment a client’s first
impressions on entering the dining room are of great importance.
The creation of atmosphere by the careful selection of items in
terms of shape, design and color enhances the overall décor or
theme and contributes to the total harmony.
Challenges of the 21st Century
Since the crash of the world economy many
companies have been in very difficult competitive situations.
They have faced many problems and challenges such as relentless
pressure on margins, unprecedented drop in demand, diminishing
returns on yesterday’s sure fight strategies and an enormous
pressure to innovate on a shoestring budget.
Connecting with the Customer
Many a times, we have come across, an
unfriendly server, ‘cold’ ticket attendant and an irritated
customer-care executive. As a result of the same, we choose not
to deal or avoid interacting (moments of truth!) with the firm
in question. Reproduced below is a beautiful piece on the
customers’ feelings, when the customer has an unpleasant
Departmental Org of a Hotel
A hotel is an organization made up of
different departments all of which have to work in close
co-ordination for the efficient working of the organization.
Some departments are more important as far revenue is concerned,
some do not produce revenue but are very important from the
Hospitality Ratio Analysis
Financial Statements provide a wealth of important information to investors,
creditors, managers and other users. To be most meaningful, though, financial
statements must be analyzed.>>>more
More and more companies today, worldwide
are concentrating on one word - “QUALITY” and it is has
become synonymous with the best in the industry, whichever
industry it happens to be. With increasing competition in every
field in the country, India too is waking up to one reality,
i.e.; for survival, provide quality and to be a leader-excel.>>>more
Ten Service Commandments
friend of ours mixes metaphors. You know, things like "don't cry
over a dead horse" or "it's half of one, six dozen of the
other." Our all-time favorite expression came after a
particularly busy shift she worked at the restaurant. "I was
running around like a chicken with my legs cut off!">>>more
Most of the food concepts, trends
originate in the United States. The traditional route
followed is from the U.S. especially from New York, Chicago
to London. From London these trends go to Hong Kong and then
eggs are also known as Designer Eggs the world over and have
been created after twelve years of intensive research by Dr.
Jeong Sim – a scientist from University of Alberta, Canada.
One needs to take utmost care while
working inside the kitchen. It is of paramount importance to
handle to kitchen equipment in a correct manner. This not
only is safe but also aids to increase the equipment-life.
Following are a few guidelines to handle various kitchen
Good Work Habits
TO NEW WORKING CONDITIONS, NEW JOB
METHODS, NEW EQUIPMENTS OR EVEN NEW SUPERVISOR OR COLLEAGUE.
It's not what you think
When I say that the ‘dick’ has spoilt
my wine … Its not what you think. I can already see those
smirks. Well, a ‘dick’ is a German germ that causes cloying
and concentration in a wine. As a beginner , I was baffled
by wine language.