Incorporating a hobby or interest of yours like Cooking will make a big difference to your language learning experience.
Learn common kitchen and cooking vocabulary.
Literature has different categories varying from poetry, novel, and autobiography to lifestyle and education. Cookery became a part of literature in the second half of the twentieth century. There were many conservatives who raised their eye brows when cookery was included in the section of literature. But soon it formed a wide read category of literature with a variety of books getting published. Most of the books on cookery are written by famous cooks.
The Restaurant Hostess should be well-groomed and be present at all times during working hours at the entrance of the restaurant.
She should acknowledge the guest’s arrival with a bright smile on her face and pleasant eye contact while stepping forward towards the guest. The hostess must greet guests by their names (if available) with a courtesy bow. Children should be acknowledged and greeted individually by name (if available). If the guest’s name is not known, the hostess should confirm the name by asking politely “You are Mr. or Mrs….?” Once the name is known, she should say: “Welcome to (name of the outlet), Mr./s (name of guest)”. The hostess will escort guests to the table, showing the way to guests with open palm hands while walking side by side or at a slight distance in front, by saying: “This way please, Mr./s (name of guest)”.
The hostess must suggest aperitif by saying: “Would you like to sit at the bar for an aperitif first or would you prefer to go straight to your table, Mr./s (name of guest)?” She should follow the guest’s response and acknowledge by saying: “With pleasure Mr./s (name of guest), this way please” Hostess should enquire about the guest’ preferred section of the restaurant, by saying: “Would you prefer a smoking or a non-smoking section of the restaurant, Mr./s (name of guest)?” The hostess must engage in a light conversational tone with the guests while escorting them. It should be a natural and conversational way (not overburdening with excessive conversation – conversation could be on guests’ stay, which activities guests have enjoyed so far, etc.)
The hostess must pull out the chair lightly from the table, and offer them to sit. Disabled persons should be approached first, women and then men. The hostess should assist the guests such that they are comfortable and should push the chair gently forward and ask: “Please Mr./s (name of guest), are you comfortably seated?” For first-time guests, in case a child is present, the hostess must propose a high chair as appropriate, and ask: “Would you like me to bring a high chair Mr./s (name of guest)?”
The hostess should unfold napkin on the guest’s lap, from the right-hand side, ladies first then gentlemen, with a smile and eye contact. For subsequent visits to the restaurant, a high chair is automatically offered to guests without asking. The hostess must ensure that guests are promptly seated and that the correct number of place settings are in place. The hostess should inform guests that their order will be taken right away by saying: “Waiter would take your order right away, Mr./s (name of guest)”.
The hostess should also wish guests a pleasant meal experience and retire with a courtesy bow along with a smile saying: “Please enjoy your (meal) Mr./s (name of guest)”. The hostess should advise the headwaiter/waiter whether guests have already had an aperitif at the bar, in order for the headwaiter/waiter to propose aperitif to guests as appropriate. The hostess should present herself well to the guests, should be calm, polite, and appealing to the guests.
A major key to success in the food and beverage industry is knowledge.