I’m teaching table service this summer and have a small class of mostly second year students. We had our first mock restaurant production this week and they did a great job. They invited people to come be our guests and then made the food (sandwiches and sides) and served them in the restaurant of their design. A little like Top Chef without the stress of $100K in the balance.
The restaurant for the night was Three Chicks and a Dude. They set up four tables with our less than stellar tablecloths and one student brought bud vases with flowers from her yard. We found some votive holders and tea lights and turned down the fluorescent lighting. The food was good. They did a great job of setting the places and taking orders. Overall I was thoroughly pleased with their efforts.
I have always wanted to teach this class and though it was on very short notice with no text book, I am enjoying it immensely and looking forward to their presentations at the end when we talk about wine, beer and spirits.