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blue plate service
a type of meal service in which the plates are filled in the kitchen, carried to the dining room, and served
style of meal service in which a large table or buffet holds a variety of food items, the serving dishes and utensils, dinnerware, flatware, and napkins and from which guests serve themselves
a combination of English and formal service. The main course of the meal is served at the table by the host and the remainder of the meal is served in individual portions from the kitchen.
the arrangement of the tableware that each diner will need for a meal; also called a place setting
a style of meal service in which the plates are served by the host and/or hostess and passed around the table until each guest has been served
a service style that allows diners to join others in a setting where large dishes of food are placed on a table for self-service
an arrangement with a restaurant to hold a table, or with a hotel to hold a room, for a guest on a given date at a given time
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