Order Taking And Serving Desserts & After Dinner Drinks

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Order Taking and Serving Desserts & After Dinner Drinks

After a satisfying meal, it’s time to indulge in desserts and after-dinner drinks. Whether you’re dining out at a restaurant or hosting guests at home, it’s important to know how to take orders and serve these sweet treats with finesse.

When taking dessert orders, be sure to ask if anyone has any dietary restrictions or allergies. This will help you recommend desserts that are safe for everyone to enjoy. Don’t forget to suggest coffee, tea, or other after-dinner drinks to accompany the desserts.

When it comes to serving desserts, presentation is key. Make sure each dessert is plated beautifully and garnished with fresh fruit or a drizzle of sauce. If you’re serving a variety of desserts, consider creating a dessert platter to showcase all the options.

As for after-dinner drinks, offer a range of options such as port, brandy, or liqueurs. These drinks are meant to be sipped slowly, so be sure to serve them in small glasses and offer a selection of snacks to nibble on while enjoying them.

Order Taking and Serving Desserts & After Dinner Drinks

Step 1: Take an order for a dessert 

  • Would you like to see the dessert menu, (sir)? We have some excellent desserts.
  • Would you care for one of our special signature desserts?
  • Can I tempt you with a delicious dessert? Mr. Bruce.
  • May I suggest the (Mango Souffle)? 
  • I would recommend our chef’s special Eggless Chocolate Mousse.

Step 2: Take an order for Coffee, tea, and liqueurs

  • May I bring you some tea or coffee?
  • Would you care for some tea or coffee?
  • Would you like to have some Mint Tea / Green Tea?
  • Mr Wilson, we have fat, low-fat, and skim milk, and one dairy substitute is available for coffee.
  • We have Coffee (regular and decaffeinated) that is freshly brewed and served with cream and milk selections.
  • Varieties of regular, herbal, and decaffeinated teas are available. A minimum variety of four teas is available.
  • Sugar and (2) sugar substitutes – Splenda (requirement in NAD) and aspartame or saccharine – are placed on the table before coffee and tea service.

Step 3: Offering a refill

  • Would you care for some more?
  • May I offer you some more tea/coffee?
  • Mr. David, Would you like me to top up your coffee?
  • May I bring you another (cup/pot) of (coffee/tea)?

Step 4: Announcing last orders

  • Important Note: Always show that you care while announcing your last order, and be very polite so that the guests do not feel that they are no longer welcome.
  • Excuse me, (sir), but ..we take our last orders at ( 2300hrs).
  • The (Restaurant / Bar) is closing in (5 minutes), Would you like to order anything else?
  • By the Way Ms. Sandy no hurry. Please take your time to finish your (meal/drinks).
Remember, the dessert course is the final impression your guests will have of the meal, so make it a memorable one. With a little attention to detail, you can ensure that everyone leaves the table feeling satisfied and content.
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