Dining | Food Preparation
Dining experiences refers to the unique culinary moments that guests or visitors have when eating out at restaurants or cooking at home. Involving a mixture of food, drink, atmosphere, services, and finding harmony with the body, dining experiences are most often found in restaurants and exclusive places like high-end hotels and vacation homes. A good dining experience provides pleasure and self-satisfaction that can further attract and promote a business as being a quality food and beverage institution. Food preparation begins by cooking in the kitchen, before serving the food for people to eat and enjoy.
Proper eating etiquette can vary if it’s in a restaurant, private dinner party, or business setting. Generally, it is important to know the proper locations of the utensils, break bread with your hands, know the ‘rest’ and ‘finished’ positions, and not push away or stack dishes. Also wait until everyone is served at the table before eating and never use the napkin to wipe your nose or any of the cutlery.
Family style dining is also known as casual style dining offers entrees at a lower price and features classic cuisines paired with signature sauces, dips, and toppings. Sometimes family style dining features themes like barbecue, Americana, and Tex-Mex. Family style dining features tableside service and strive to create a comfortable and inviting dining experience.
Fine dining restaurants are generally higher end and fancier restaurants. Fine dining caters to an upscale clientele and provides high quality food. Fine dining restaurants have a formal atmosphere, dress code, and offer fancier options on the menu than most other restaurants. Fine dining is also generally more expensive and require reservations before going.