Giuseppe De Carlo's Blog (5)

the future of waiters?

Brandon every body should read your last post because you make a lot of sense, Brandon, I did say redifine, you go in the difence, which is understandble, and you gave a good arguement, but you cant take a small sentance, and work on that only, I also stated, I will discuss all of my post with everybody, and I would point out what is for and what is against, this new computerised Item,  when you enter this portals you will always loose, if you only look at it one way, in which way will the…

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Added by Giuseppe De Carlo on June 22, 2011 at 9:45pm — No Comments

The server friend Training-4-Hospitality part 3

As I said in my last blog I will try and give you advice on servers knowledge. tuday I will give you some inserts on wines from my book

How to present and pour the wine.

Wines must be served in the proper fashion so you will need to learn the following technique. Approach the host when he is ready to choose the wine and take the order.

 

Whether it is a red or white wine, have a serviette folded in the middle in…

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Added by Giuseppe De Carlo on June 6, 2011 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

The server friend Training-4-Hospitality

HI this is my second part  to how to understand cooking, this part I have written before, about two years ago, which is my explanation about cooking.

At 7:41pm on October 8, 2009, Giuseppe De Carlo said…

Hi Giuseppe here, I just looked at Garibaldi. re food knowledge for waiters, I will agree fun does relax a person, I am not sure about it having learning retention. I belive learning has its…

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Added by Giuseppe De Carlo on June 5, 2011 at 4:18am — No Comments

The server friend Training-4-Hospitality

Hi I have been speaking with student servers, helping them on how to set up a table, how the room shold be geometrically correct, and approach to work. up to here they do well, but the next step worries them, food? when we discuss problems that they forsee, I get questions?

I dont know anything about food, wines, bar drinks? I understand their problems I had them for years, as I explain food first, they seem to understand the logical explanation that I give, which took me years to…

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Added by Giuseppe De Carlo on June 5, 2011 at 3:31am — No Comments

Dining experience

Dining experience

Last night after dinner was finished, the usual question was asked – “how do you make this dining experience look so casual and easy?”

Well, I said I usually sit down, have a cup of coffee, a few Amaretti biscuits and start to think.

First I plan a three course menu I would like to prepare and then I write down all the ingredients I require. Preparation takes the longest time. Three days before,I do the purchasing and when I have everything together I…

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Added by Giuseppe De Carlo on May 11, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

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