Food and Beverage/ Catering/ Meals
||Food and Beverage
|Modified American Plan (MAP):
|| Full breakfast and lunch OR dinner are included daily.
|American Plan (AP) or Full Pension/Full Board:
||Price includes three meals a day.
|European Plan (EP):
||No meals are included.
|Continental Plan (CP):
||Continental breakfasts provided daily.
In the Western Hemisphere, this usually means breakfast rolls and coffee or tea.
More deluxe continental breakfasts can include fresh fruit, granola, yogurt, juices, coffee
and breakfast rolls. In Europe it can also include cheeses and sliced meats.
|Bermuda Plan (BP):
||Full breakfast each day, usually including juice, eggs, toast, coffee and tea.
Types of Food Service
||Usually refers to passed Hors d'oeuvres
|White Glove Service:
||Where any served food- hors d'oeuvres or
the main meal- is served with white-gloved servers.
||Refers to any food that is stationary where guests come
up to the food station.
||Platters and bowls of food are placed on the dining
tables for guests to serve themselves.
||The food is pre-plated in the kitchen and served
to already-seated guests.
||Displayed food where guests either help themselves or
there are attendants at the buffet to dish for the guests.
||A buffet that is spread out in different locations
throughout the banquet room. Sometimes food stations can
feature different themes at each station such as
Italian, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Seafood, Vegetarian, etc.
Talk with your caterer about options and what they've done
||A very formal and specialized form of service that
generally costs extra because extra labor is involved, this
style has one server per dining guest. On cue, all meals are
brought out at the same time, placed in front of each guest at
the same time, and uncovered on cue. It is a very dramatic
presentation and a wonderful pleaser if you are trying to
impress a group of VIPs.