Centerpieces

SELECTING APPROPRIATE CENTERPIECES. A centerpiece should not be a mere decoration it should create a mood of cheerful freshness. Whether the centerpiece is an ice carving, an arrangement of fruits, or a floral arrangement, it must suit the occasion and fit in with the theme being used. It would be in bad taste to have an ice carving of a baseball player late in December when everyone is talking football. The centerpiece should be the main point of interest, so it should be placed wherever...

Section I Appetizers

Appetizers are foods served before the main course of the meal, and, as the term appetizers suggests, are intended to stimulate the appetite. They should, therefore, be made attractive in appearance and tempting in flavor. Appetizers may be served before formal or informal meals and may be made from a variety of food combinations it is not in good taste, however, to use food items that are to be served with the main meal nor to combine too many foods in one appetizer. 2....

Sitdown Buffets

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The person in charge of planning a buffet menu should consider the overall appearance of the buffet table, color combinations, and garnishes to be used in addition to choosing appropriate food items and planning the use of leftovers. Various buffet menus are discussed below. a. Breakfast. Breakfast buffets are usually informal, and frequently guests gather slowly. For early guests, a separate table may be set up with fruit juices or iced fruits and hot coffee. Typical breakfast...