PLATE SERVICE MEALS
A Plate Service Meal is probably the most elegant way to serve your guests. The guests stay seated at the table and are served course by course. There is no way to rush a plate service, so if time is of the essence for you, probably a Buffet Meal is more appropriate. You should allow between 30 – 45 minutes per course. Some facilities also are not conducive to a plate service meal, as a large kitchen/dishing area is required. At least 16’ of tabling, out of sight of the guests. If you are considering a plate service, we can advise whether it is feasible or not.
How many courses would you like. Traditionally, a five course meal consists of Soup, Salad, Fish Course, Main Course and Dessert, in that order. Portions are arranged accordingly, so that the guests have had enough to eat, by the time the meal ends.
Plate service meals can be very pretty, elegant courses, with a great deal of emphasis on decoration and plating of each menu item. They can be for a small intimate setting or a large gathering.
All menus for plate service meals will be custom designed to your tastes and we are always available to assist you with your choices. Regardless of the number of courses you decide upon, we can suggest various ideas to complement each course. The sample Five Course Meal items were selected for their balance and texture.
As a guideline, allow 30 - 45 minutes per course, so you can decide exactly how long a meal will take to serve. A three-course meal will take about an hour and a half; five-course meal about two and a half hours to three hours. We will never rush your guests, and we will pace ourselves according to the eating speed and direction that you give us.