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    Surely, extensive menus were designed for this
    and portion control regulated all.

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    there was no portion control in 1st class , and the menu was about choice not courses
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    So like a eat as much as you want thing, no problem.

    Courses were mentioned in #9 and course in #10, hence someone is wrong.

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    as much ss you wanted ,hors'd , starter , fish , entree , omelette , releve , cold table , dessert
    , savory , petit 4 , all silver service
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    Some eat a lot, some moderate and others less.

    Why did the waiters moan, they should have just served.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robpage View Post
    as much ss you wanted ,hors'd , starter , fish , entree , omelette , releve , cold table , dessert
    , savory , petit 4 , all silver service

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    So choices were similar to courses hence, confusion.

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    Oh I forgot the course , forgetting the hor'd ouvres , the fish could be something like a pan fried sole r , the consomme , and the soup or being freshly prepared on board what a meal on their own , there would be a choice of three or four quite excellent entrees and then go on and want the entree with vegetables followed buy a choice of different releve with vegetables followed by a choice of three or four different cold cuts with vegetables somewhere in there quite a filling for egg omelet with vegetables you could have what you wanted and I always said that to work through the menu course by course each course having 2 3 or 4 choices was an impossibility but when you got to Cape Town you very often Heard young South African guys of what I would call farming stock who came on board for a cruise from Cape Town to Durban and those guys could eat through what I think was about 14 courses and take a choice off every course and eat their way through it now the wingers in first class I believe used to serve the table between something like 8:30 till about 10 to get that number of courses on the table or with silver service I would say was a serious challenge to anybody's ability so in all honesty if they had a table of 8 of these course by course merchants it meant that that winger would not get a pint in the pig before closing time and by the time but that winger got to bed he would be almost called for the breakfast show all joking aside a winger in first class had a tough job and I believe that the guys down interest had an even tougher job
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    You would think some of the waiters that I meet were captains the way they talk.

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    It's not a job that I ever would want to do or could do in my experience of passenger ships and to a lesser extent cross channel ships some of the passengers talk to the catering staff like they are some lesser kind of being and I would say in general particularly on the passenger ships up to the start of the 1970s I can't speak for more modern cruise liners the catering staff work very long hours and in a lot of cases it was quite a tough hard-working job
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    I never forget to thank the chef and kitchen brigade and tip them personally as
    they are generally forgot. I trust the chefs but, have little time for waiters.

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