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Emirates flight kitchen

TEXMEX theme

"Tex-Mex" is a term describing a regional American cuisine that blends food products available in the United States and the culinary creations of Mexican-Americans influenced by Mexican cuisine. The cuisine has spread from Border States such as Texas and those in the Southwestern United States to the rest of the country as well as Canada. Tex-Mex is most popular in the state of Texas.
Mexican cuisine is primarily a fusion of indigenous Mesoamerican cooking with European, especially Spanish, elements added after the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire in the 16th century. The basic staples remain native foods such as corn, beans and chili peppers, but the Europeans introduced a large number of other foods, the most important of which were meat from domesticated animals (beef, pork, chicken, goat and sheep), dairy products (especially cheese) and various herbs and lots of spices.

Theme:  The decoration and the restaurant setup were done keeping in mind the flag of Mexico. Co…

Module 3 VI semester

A. Definition and History
B. Classification
C. Recipe, Preparation and Service of Popular Cocktails
•    Martini – Dry & Sweet
•    Manhattan – Dry & Sweet
•    Dubonnet
•    Roy-Roy
•    Bronx
•    White Lady
•    Pink Lady
•    Side Car
•    Bacardi
•    Alexandra
•    John Collins
•    Tom Collins
•    Gin FIZZ
•    Pimm’s Cup – no. 1,2,3,4,5
•    Flips
•    Noggs
•    Champagne Cocktail
•    Between the Sheets
•    Daiquiri
•    Bloody Mary
•    Screw Driver
•    Tequilla Sunrise
•    Gin-Sling
•    Planters Punch
•    Singapore Sling
•    Pinacolada
•    Rusty Nail
•    B&B
•    Black Russian
•    Margarita
•    Gimlet – Dry & Sweet
•    Cuba Libre
•    Whisky Sour
•    Blue Lagoon
•    Harvey Wall Banger
•    Bombay cocktail

Questions to module 3 Q.1 With the flowing ingredients, prepare a list of 10 cocktails but not more than three cocktails from each base provided indication the preparations
Vodka    Blue curacao, orange juice, tomato juice, egg, cream, coconut

Module 2 VI semester

Syllabus: Bar operations
A.    Types of Bar
B.    Area of Bar
C.    Front bar
D.    Back bar
E.    Under bar (speed rail, garnish container, Ice well etc.)
F.    Bar stock
G.    Bar control
H.    Bar staffing
I.    Opening and closing duties
Questions to module 2 Q.1 Sketch and label the parts of bar. Mention five equipment each used in the various parts of bar.
Q.2 List the points to be consider while setting up the bar.
Q.3 Explain the following terms
•    Bar die
•    POS
•    Wine bar
•    Speed rail
•    Corkage
•    Frappe
•    Optic dispenser
•    Rimmer
•    Bar licences
•    Jigger
•    Neat
•    Slit
•    Hawthrone strainer
•    Garnish
•    Mocktails
•    SPS for beverage purchasing
•    Bar flair
•    Stirrer stick
•    Swizzle stick
Q.4 List the types of bar generally found in five star hotels.
Q.5 Explain the various parts of the bar with the help of a neat diagram.
Q.6 What are the various malpractices which can happen in a Bar? As a Bar manager how will you control them.
Q.7 Define Ba…

Module 1 VI semester

Syllabus for first module FOOD & BEVERAGE STAFF ORGANISATION
A. Categories of staff
B. Hierarchy
C. Job description and specification
D. Duty roaster
A. Supervisory skills
B. Developing efficiency
C. Standard Operating Procedure
Questions to module 1 Q.1 Explain these terms
•    Standard operating procedure
•    Duty roster
•    Job description
•    Greeting guest with smile
•    Developing efficiency
Q.2 Draw an organizational chart of a banquet department of a five star hotel. Enlist the duties and responsibilities of Banquet manager.
Q.3 Prepare a duty roster of a banquet department of a five star hotel for the month of December. Indicate assumptions regarding the number, areas, halls etc available to the department.
Q.4 Draw the organizational chart of a 50 seater Bar. Enlist the responsibilities of the Head barman.
Q.5 As a Restaurant manager, prepare a weekly duty roaster for a 100 pax. Indian speciality restaurant which opens for lunch and dinner?
Q.6 Lis…

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Increasing servers' Tips: What managers can do and why they should do it

A study published on cornell website it might be useful for hoteliers
Inform Servers About the Actions The best thing executives and managers can do to improve their servers’ tips is
to inform the servers about the actions that have been shown to increase tips.
This information is likely to be taken more seriously if:
(1) servers are also told about the evidence that demonstrates that
these actions actually work and
(2) the information comes from a credible third party. I have developed a booklet, titled Mega Tips, that is designed to meet those two criteria (see page 15). The booklet describes in more detail the techniques described above, along with the theorybased explanations for their effectiveness and the evidence supporting that effectiveness.
Given the work that I have done on tipping, I believe that servers should perceive my recommendations as credible.
Even if some servers remain unpersuaded and resist trying the advocated behavior, they will eventually be won over onc…