Mis en place

  • Handling glassware

    Handling Glassware Modules

    Although there are differences in the shape of glassware and lay up placement there are some basic principles which this short, interactive module shows you.  Activities invite you to define the type of glass used for different drinks and a video shows you best practice standards of polishing and presenting glasses.

  • Folding napkins

    Napkin Folding Module

    This short, interactive module invites you to practically fold 2 basic napkin folds commonly found in hospitality and helps you consider key standards of napkin presentation. Be inspired to learn different folds and create impact on tables.

  • Laying tables

    Laying Tables Module

    Which way round does the knife go?… What size cloth goes on a 5ft round table?…. this interactive module will solve your questions, introduce you to some jargon and illustrates best practice standards used throughout hospitality. Consider the principles of cutlery recognition, watch a video on polishing cutlery, identify different size cloths for different tables or think about the standards of tables if not using cloths and finally view the principles of laying different ‘covers’. Create a professional impression to customers on arrival in the restaurant.

  • Boxing tables

    Boxing Tables Module

    A badly boxed table looks worse than just throwing a cloth over it. Learn about the technique behind this jargon term to create a professional finish to buffet tables, top tables, conference tables and many more.

  • mis en place

    General Preparation Module

    When tables are laid and napkins folded there are general tasks, such as filling cruets, preparing accompaniments, butters and oils and bread baskets and setting up service stations, that need to be prepared before customers arrive. Although companies may prepare different products this module will introduce you to the key procedures and allows you to consider the best practice standards along with learning more jargon. Give yourself a head start in that new job!