There is an immediate difference in the quality of the meal that a guest will expect when they see a well-folded napkin at each place setting as opposed to a paper napkin dispenser with a bottle of ketchup next to it. If you want your restaurant to be taken seriously in the community, you need your team to master a few simple folds that add instant appeal to the table without wasting a lot of precious time.
Fancy Pouch – Simple, Yet Elegant
The fancy pouch involves folding a square napkin in half and then in half again. From the open corner, roll one layer of the napkin back half way and flatten it. Then take the next layer down and roll it back to where you stopped with the previous fold. Repeat that with the third layer down. Flip the whole thing over and fold it like you would a letter going into an envelope. When you turn it back over, you’ll have three beautiful diagonal pockets. Place the silverware in the top pocket, or put one piece of cutlery in each pocket for an even more unique look.
The Crown and the Lily – For Next Level Excellence
To take things up another level, have the staff learn the folds for the crown or the lily (which is basically the fleur de lis in napkin form). These are stand-up folds that allow the napkin to greet guests in style. Remember that everything you do to remind your clientele that this is a high-end establishment is going to improve the experience and allow you to tack on a little to the menu prices without anyone batting an eye.
High-Quality Napkins and Additional Table Linens
The Venus Group is proud to offer top of the line napkins for use at your fine establishment. You just can’t get the same effect from paper, especially not if you want a nice napkin fold as part of the place setting. Check out our full line of table linens today, and call our headquarters at 800.421.6599 for more information.