How to Setup a Cocktail Table?

SOP Number: F&B SOP - 60 

Department: Food and Beverage Service – Setting up the Cocktail Table

Date Issued: 30-10-2021

Time to Train: 20 Min

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 well table setup.

  • Layout the small round table spread evenly in the function room.

  • The table must be in good condition, no damage and no shaking table.

  • Taking personal care to delight our customer.

  • Lay the table cloth to cover the table.

  • The table cloth should be clean without any strains & holes.

Note: Show caring 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 no holes.

  • Set ashtray, matches bud vase, tidbits and cocktail napkins.

  • Chinaware are 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 no any hole.

  • Ashtray must be cleaned and not chips.

  • Matches must be filled full.

  • Bud vase must have fresh flower.

  • Tidbits must be filled at all times.

  • Cocktail napkin 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 layout the tables?