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CUL 145 - Dining Room Operations

Lecture Hours: 1 Lab Hours: 6 Credits: 3

Description: This course is a study of the principles of operational procedures of the dining area and of managerial concerns for effective dining service.

Prerequisite(s): Take CUL 135  with a minimum grade of C.
Course Topics:
  • Demonstrate the general rules of table settings and service for different cuisines.
  • Demonstrate table side cooking techniques.
  • Discuss procedures for processing guest checks, maintaining a server bank and checking out procedures for the end of a shift
  • Practice managerial skills needed for the front of the house.
  • Demonstrate inter-relationships and work flow between dining room and kitchen operations by serving and assisting the A La Carte class with service.
  • Demonstrate sales techniques for service personnel including menu knowledge and suggestive selling.

Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn website
Required Materials:
  • Standard Culinary Arts Program Uniform and Supplies as stated in Culinary Arts Program Policies.

Grading System:
An overall grade of C or higher is required for transferability.

A = 90 - 100
B = 80 - 89
C = 70 - 79
D = 60 - 69
F =   0 - 59

Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Set and serve a table using different cultural techniques.
  2. Maintain a server bank and execute proper check out procedures.
  3. Prepare and execute table side cooking.
  4. Manage front of the house staff and flow from front of the house with back of the house during service.
  5. Execute different styles of sales techniques.

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