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Nage

E.g. homard a la nage, or lobster boiled and served ‘swimming’ in some of its cooking liquid.

Name Tag

A tag or badge bearing the name of the wearer or attached to an object and bearing the name of its owner.

Synonyms - Badge
Napery

Napery  are the table linens.

Natives

Name given to oysters reared in beds such as at Colchester.

Natural disaster
Natural disaster is the event capable of causing loss of life, great material damage, destruction, and distress. May be caused by fire, flood, earthquake, hurricane, or tornado.
Natural Toxicants

Natural Toxicants is the Poisonous substances that are found naturally in foods. Natural toxicants are benign when taken in normal quantities.

Navarin

Rich stew made with cheap cuts of mutton, usually garnished with potatoes and spring vegetables.

Night audit

Night audit is the control process whereby the financial activity of guests accounts is maintained and balanced on a daily basis.

Night Audit / Income Auditor / Accounts Coordinator

Night Auditors get their name because of the hours they work. At the end of the day after most hotel guests have retired, these auditors begin recording charges to guests’ accounts and verifying the revenue for the hotel. However, with computers and various technologies, the hotel industry can post charges instantaneously. Some hotels have actually changed the night auditors to become day auditors.

Night auditor

Night auditor is a person who balances the daily financial transactions of guests who have used hotel services, acts as a desk clerk for the night shift, and communicates with the controller.

Night housekeeping supervisor
Night housekeeping supervisor is a supervisor in charge of evening housekeeping operations; an assistant to the executive housekeeper .
Night Manager report to housekeeping

Night Manager report to housekeeping is a report prepared at the front desk by the night manager for the housekeeping department at the end of the night’s activity; indicates guestrooms that will require service during the upcoming workday.

Night supervisor’s report of evening activities

Night supervisor’s report of evening activities is a Report maintained by the night supervisor in charge  of the second work shift, indicating the volume and type of activity performed by the evening shift. Includes a record of checkouts and tidies made ready, rechecks made and the results thereof, and a summary of special requests made by guests.

Night supervisors report of evening activities
Night supervisors report of evening activities report maintained by the night supervisor in charge of the second work shift, indicating the volume and type of activity performed by the evening shift. Includes a record of checkouts and tidies made ready, rechecks made and the results thereof, and a summary of special requests made by guests.
Nitrite

Nitrite is a safe food additive that has been used for centuries to preserve meats, fish and poultry. It also contributes to the characteristic flavor, color and texture of processed meats such as hot dogs.