Description: An overview of traditional and contemporary banquet menus with an emphasis on quality, quantity, setup, timing, service, event planning, and execution of large-volume cooking and catering. This course reinforces basic cooking and serving competencies and develops new skills specific to banquet preparation and service. Topics include contemporary American banquets, classical cuisine banquets, hot and cold buffet stations, special events, various styles of service, psychology of service, guest relations, the sequence of service, and professional standards for dining room personnel.
Resources: Open Courseware from Adam Smith College, Georgia Organics, The Chef's Academy, MIT, Atlantic Cape CC, Manage Your Bar, UC Berkeley, Stanford along with many of the World's finest University's.
Professors: Michael Williams