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Why Can't We Set Tables Properly?
By Ian Maksik

The situation is desperate. Servers as well as their Supervisors and Owners cannot properly lay even a simple table-setting especially if they’re asked to set in anything more complicated than a knife & fork and even those settings are set haphazardly.  I travel this country and others training Servers in The Service Arts and I’ve become extremely disappointed with the table-service basic knowledge of my students.   I test them in “Setting-the-Table” immediately after their entrance-exam, which is a Tray-carrying Test, used as their admission to the seminar. Both of these initial tests help me to determine my attendee’s level of training.





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