Laying dining tablecloth seems to be simple, but it is actually a technical job. If you master the technical points of laying dining tablecloth, you can not only improve work efficiency, but also make the banquet hall look neat and beautiful. During the laying process, the force shall be appropriate and the action shall be deft. It shall be shaken out at one time and in place. At present, the banquet hall is dominated by round tables, we will take the laying of dining tablecloth in round tables as an example to describe four common methods of laying one layer of dining tablecloth for one person.
1. Four laying methods of cotton linen dining tablecloth
(1) Push-pull type shall be used when the place is narrow or there are customers
Open the cotton linen dining tablecloth with both hands and put it on the table, face up, hold one side of the dining tablecloth with both left and right hands to 40cm~50cm away from the edge, keep both hands about 50cm away from the suture in the dining tablecloth, clamp other cotton linen dining tablecloth in the other four fingers, push the cotton linen dining tablecloth parallel to the table, and then pull it back.
Positioning accurately at one time. The middle suture of the prepared cotton linen dining tablecloth is aligned with the master position and the vice master position. The midpoint of the cross falls on the center of the table circle, and the four corners are equal to the ground.
This laying method is mostly used in zero-point restaurants or smaller restaurants, or when customers sit around the table waiting for meals, or when the place is narrow, this push-pull method can be used to lay the table.
(2) Push and shake type shall be used when the tabletop is not smooth
It is similar to push-pull basically, the difference is that in the process of pushing, the action of shaking is added instead of pulling back. This is a method of laying cotton linen dining tablecloth between push-pull type and shaking type. It is mainly suitable for dining tables with less smooth table top.
(3) Shake and lay type shall be used when the place is spacious and there is no customer
Open the dining tablecloth with both hands. After folding in parallel, lift the cotton linen dining tablecloth in both hands, stand upright with the body in a positive position, shake the dining tablecloth forward and open it at one time by using the power of both wrists. In the process of falling and pulling back the dining tablecloth, adjust the position of the dining tablecloth with reference to the center line, accurately locate and lay it on the table.
This method is suitable for spacious restaurants or when there are no customers around.
(4) Cast net type shall be used when the place is especially spacious and it is competition occasion
Open the cotton linen dining tablecloth with both hands, face up, grasp one side of the dining tablecloth close to the body with your thumb and index finger, and quickly grasp the rest of the dining tablecloth with the other three fingers to fold in parallel;
In the standing posture with the right foot in front and the left foot behind, lift the opening cotton linen dining tablecloth to the chest with both hands, with both arms parallel to the shoulders, the upper body turning to the left, the lower limbs not moving, and when the right arm and the body turn, the dining tablecloth is scattered obliquely forward, just like casting a fishing net;
When throwing the cotton linen dining tablecloth to the front, turn the upper body back and return to the right position to stand, and then pull the dining tablecloth back to itself. While pulling, adjust the dining tablecloth. At this time, the dining tablecloth should be laid flat on the table.
This method is mostly used in spacious venues or technical competition occasions. The key skill points are that the distance between hands is the same as the shoulder width, and the center line of the dining tablecloth is the axis, which should be fully opened as far as possible, because it is related to whether the dining tablecloth can be in place at one time.
2. Five precautions for laying dining tablecloth
When laying the cotton linen dining tablecloth, the dining tablecloth shall not touch the ground. The dining tablecloth held in the thumb and index finger shall be appropriate, and the distance shall be controlled when pushing, shaking and scattering.
The intersection of the creases in the middle of the dining tablecloth shall be just at the center of the table. The convex seam on the front of the cotton linen dining tablecloth shall be upward, the center line shall be straight to the master and vice master, the four corners shall be in a straight line drooping shape, and the drooping part shall be the same distance from the ground. The laid dining tablecloth shall be flat and without wrinkle.
When the cotton linen dining tablecloth is pulled back to itself, pay attention to the proper speed. After laying the dining tablecloth, return the pulled-out dining chair to its original position.
For the multi-layer cotton linen dining tablecloth of the formal banquet, the laying of the dining tablecloth at the bottom is the same as that at the top, and the dining tablecloth at the top should be laid by two people; The dining tablecloth of deluxe private room big table should also be laid by two people.