What is Mise En Place in Hotel

What is Mise En Place?

Mise en Place is a French word whose pronunciation is ​”mi zɑ̃ˈplas. The term Mise en Place in a restaurant meansall the duties that are carried out to keep the service area ready for the guest.”. The duties vary from meal to meal and restaurant to restaurant depending on the F&B style of operation, sections, and layout.

Implementation Areas of Mise En Place in Hotel

The Mise en Place in a hotel should be implemented in the following areas:

  • Lounge Area
  • Restaurant
  • Still Room
  • Pantry
  • Hot Plate
  • Toilet and Washroom

1. Lounge Area

The lounge is the area where guests can wait when the restaurant is busy and have juices or aperitifs. In some stand-alone restaurants, food orders are taken in the lounge to minimize waiting time in the restaurant.

The area is kept presentable by following these:

  • Vacuum cleaning the carpet
  • Cleaning upholstery
  • Polishing the wooden furniture
  • Polishing the brass articles
  • Cleaning the glass surface
  • Checking if the fixtures are clean and properly hung
  • Placing items that would occupy the children

2. Restaurant

All the required things should be kept ready for service to ensure that customers are attended to promptly when they are dining and that they leave the place with complete satisfaction.

The following activities of mise en place are generally carried out in a restaurant:

  • Sideboard
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Crockery
  • Glassware
  • Linen

a) Crockery

  • Cracked or chipped crockery should not be used.
  • Crockery should be free from grease and stains.
  • If it has a logo printed on it, it should be placed in such a way that the logo faces the guest.
  • The handle of the cup and saucer should be on the right while placing them on the table.
  • All crockery used at the table should be of the same pattern and color.
  • Side plates should be placed on the left-hand side of the cover.

b) Glassware

  • Cracked or chipped glassware should not be used.
  • The glasses should be well polished and without any stains or fingerprints.
  • Glasses must be handled by their base or stem.
  • Glasses must be placed upside down at the tip of the large knife.
  • All glasses used at the table should be of the same design and size.

c) Linen

  • The table must be covered with a clean, laundered tablecloth.
  • The center crease of the tablecloth should run in the middle of the table after laying the cloth.
  • Napkins should be folded according to the occasion.
  • Soiled napkins should not be used.
  • Table linen should not be used for polishing tableware.

3. Still Room

The still room should be equipped with the following services:

  1. Breadbasket lined with cloth.
  2. Toastrack.
  3. Butter is prepared and placed in the butter dish.
  4. Preserves dish.
  5. Accompaniments.
  6. Cruets.
  7. Sugar bowls.
  8. Beverage pots.
  9. Glassware for juices.
  10. Cups,, saucers, plates,, and so on.

Also read: Types of Accompaniments in food

Dipayan Mondal
Dipayan Mondal

Dipayan is the author of this blog. He completed his hotel management degree from GNIHM, Kolkata. And he is very passionate about the hospitality industry. And right now, he is working as a successful hotelier in a 5-star hotel.