Silver Service Advantages and Disadvantages

Advantages and Disadvantages of Silver Service

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What is Silver Service

In this method, dishes are presented and transferred to the guest’s plate using a service spoon and fork from the left-hand side. It is regarded as a formal service. It is also known as the English Service. The waiter brings plates and dishes to the sideboard, places the plate before each guest from his/her right-hand side, moving clockwise.

He/she presents the main dish to the host and serves each guest, starting from the one seated to the right of the host. The server moves counter-clockwise while serving food. This kind of service is implemented in upscale restaurants.

Points to remember while Silver Service/ English Service:

  1. Serve food from dish/platter on to guest’s plate using service spoon and fork from the left-hand side. 
  2. Conduct clearance from the right-hand side. 
  3. Serve beverages from the right-hand side.

Silver Service Advantages and Disadvantages

Here are the advantages and disadvantages of silver service:

Advantages of Silver Service

These are the silver service advantages:

  • Personalized service. 
  • Customer satisfaction. 
  • Waiters have scope to exhibit their service skills. 
  • No plate wastage.

Disadvantages of Silver Service

These are the silver service disadvantages:

  • Calls for a high level of service skills, hence more labor cost. 
  • More staff required. 
  • Low seat turnover. 
  • Slow service.

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