12 STEPS to Be a Great Hostess or Host in a Restaurant
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5 Top Tips for Matching Food with Wine
5 Top Tips for Matching Food with Wine The matching of a wine to a particular food is quite a skill, but once your palate develops - all it takes is practice - the task will become easier. Food matching tips from the experts is a great place to start, and get a feel of wine-tasting terminology. An accurate description of a wine will make it much easier to match it up with a food. 1. Try to match the wine with the dominant flavour of the dish to find a good balance between the two. Here are a few matching suggestions: Foods with a naturally higher acid content, including many fruits and chee

10 SMART tricks to increase your TIP income
10 SMART tricks to increase your TIP income Hard work gets you returns but some Smart work multiply your return 5 times. Sometimes very good service may not be enough to increase your tip income. We have shortlisted 10 easy tricks from the study of Professor Michael Lynn, just for you. Try them and see your tip income rising upward. Most of the tests described below were conducted in casual, mid-scale to downscale dining establishments, simply because it’s harder to get permission to run experiments in higher-end restaurants. If you work in a fine dining atmosphere, use your own common

3 Simple ways to descale Coffee Kettle in Guest Rooms
3 Simple ways to descale Coffee Kettle in Guest Rooms A kettle that is full of lime-scale not only looks terrible, but takes longer to boil and wastes electricity because the scale prevents the element from conducting heat well. Eventually the element can burn out if it is not descaled, so you'd have to throw it out and get a new kettle. I. Using vinegar a) Make up the mixture. Dilute the vinegar with water in a 1:1 ratio. b) Pour into the kettle and leave it in the kettle for 1 hour, without boiling. c) Tip out the vinegar after soaking. d) Wipe down. If there is any lime-scale left

5 unique ways how Romans made wine differently
There is a renewed interest in the wine-making procedures of the ancient Romans. Historians in Italy have been studying Roman texts dating back at least 2,000 years in order to discover how the ancient Romans made their wine. 1. Organic - They cultivated their vines without the use of modern pesticides, herbicides and fertilisers (apart from natural ones, of course). So basically, Roman wine was organic. 2. Tools - These historians are using ancient tools such as the 'stork', which was basically a wooden cross with a lead weight on a piece of twine, which they used to find out if ho

13 TIPS to be a Fantastic Barman/Barmaid
13 Tips to be a Fantastic Barman/Barmaid 1. Have a good personality. A big Smile always makes the customers at ease. Always be polite and friendly; a bit of cheek goes along way now and then. Even if you're busy, the customer you are serving needs to feel like they have your complete attention. Answer their questions, and if you can't, then find someone who can. If they are unsure of what to order, ask what they like and make suggestions based on that. You know more about what's behind the bar than they do, so help them out! You might just introduce them to their new favourit

How to make a BUTTER COFFEE
                                 How to make a BUTTER COFFEE I can hear some people thinking YOU MIGHT BE CRAZY! especially if you haven’t heard about Butter coffee before. So, we thought this might be useful to create some awareness by reading the article by Mathew James Hall. Although adding butter to your coffee won't turn you into superhero, it sure as hell makes you feel like one. Find out the many benefits of adding butter to your coffee, and how to make it yourself. Adding a spoonful of b

8 Smart tips to impress your Restaurant Manager as a Bus Boy/Girl
  1. Know the tables and who is sitting at them. When your server says 'clear table 24' or 'bring this to the lady with the glasses' you will be much better off if you can get to it without wandering around staring at everyone. 2. Keep an eye on the door. This allows you to know when a new table arrives and you can immediately pour the water and bring the bread. You can then also go into the kitchen and inform the chefs. The chefs like to keep a count on how many people they will be cooking for, and helping them earn you points in the kitchen. 3. Get on the good side

7 Steps to remove Blood or Urine stain and save your expensive carpet
Removing Blood and Urine Stains from the carpet Nothing can spoil a good carpet like a stain. While the result is almost always unsightly, there are many possible types of stains you may have to deal with. Whether there's already a stain you need to fix or you simply wish to be prepared for a future scenario, there are plenty of solutions available to make your carpet stains a thing of the past. Seven Steps Procedure 1. Scrape surface with steel brush if dry. Bodily fluids can make for very unique stains. Whereas blood carries a distinctive brown stain, urine adds insult to injury wit

4 simple steps to clean Coffee machine & reduce stay back time at work
How to Clean your Coffee Machine in '4' simple steps Your coffee machine, whether a bean-to-cup, espresso or capsule machine, will need regular cleaning to ensure every cup of coffee it produces not only tastes as good as the last one, but also has the flavour you'd expect from the finest coffee. In fact, a study in 2011 found that the reservoir in a coffee maker is likely to have a higher germ count than some spots in your bathroom. Daily Cleaning Method After each use of your coffee machine there are a few cleaning steps you should be taking to make sure the appliance conti


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