SOP – Banquets – How to set up a Cocktail Table?

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How to set up a Cocktail Table?

Standard Operating Policy – SOP Cocktail Table Setup:

Cocktail Table Setup SOP Stage 1: Layout the table.

  • Get it right the first time and every single time to have a good table setup.
  •  Layout the small round table spread evenly in the function room.
  •  The table must be in good condition, with no damage and no shaking table.
  •  Taking personal care to delight our customers.
  •  Lay the tablecloth to cover the table.
  •  The table cloth should be clean without any strains & holes.

Note: Show care to the guests and make them feel that they made the right choice to have the function at your hotel.

Cocktail Table Setup SOP Stage 2: Setting up the Cocktail Table.

  • Use the skirt clip to skirt the table.
  •  The skirting must be well pressed, straight, and with no holes.
  •  Set ashtray, matches bud vase, tidbits, and cocktail napkins.
  •  Chinaware is all clean without spots and cracks.
  •  Cocktail napkins should be folded nicely in diamond style.
  •  Well, preparation to ensure the function will be successful and show care to the customer.
  •  The cocktail table will be always as follows:
  •  Cocktail table (round table, must be in good condition and not broken.)
  •  Table cloth must be clean and there no holes.
  •  Ashtray must be cleaned and not chips.
  •  Matches must be filled full.
  •  Bud vases must have fresh flowers.
  •  Tidbits must be filled at all times.
  •  Cocktail napkins are folded in diamond style and placed in glass.

Training Summary questions:

Q1. What is the purpose of this SOP?

Q2. Explain the process for laying out the cocktail table.

Q3. How to check the Chinaware used for the cocktail service?

Q4. How to fold the cocktail napkin?

Q5. How to lay out the tables?
SOP Number: Food and Beverage Service SOP - 60 
Department: Food and Beverage Service – Setting up the Cocktail Table
Date Issued: 30-10-2021
Time to Train: 20 Min

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