For each question, pick the meaning of the popular restaurant slang term. Are you ready? Order fire! 10 questions all day!
The term "86" is used to announce that something is no longer available.
It is used to communicate that a menu item has sold out or that a specific ingredient is missing.
All day is another way to say altogether.
It is generally used as a call back when expeditors call out orders.
"That's three medium burgers all day, Chef!"
Deuce is another word for a table that seats two.
Two-top means the same thing.
"Can you clear that deuce?"
Being "in the weeds" means you are overwhelmed by work.
This can be caused by falling behind on prep, being double sat, or having too many orders at once.
"Can I get some help prepping these onions? I am in the weeds..."
Fire is the signal to start cooking a dish.
It means that a table is ready for their next course and it's time to start cooking.
"Fire table 7!"
A stage is a kitchen intern or working interview.
Stages are (usually) unpaid interns gaining experience or cooks who applied for a position asked to shadow a shift.
"Have the stage pick the herbs."
A cover refers to a diner who eats a meal.
The term is different than "table" because it refers to a single diner, not a group.
"How many covers do we have tonight?"
Mise refers to prepped ingredients needed for a station.
It is short for "mise en place."
"Did you get your mise done?"
The pass is where servers pickup food from the kitchen.
It is a heated line where servers grab orders.
"Can I get a runner?! My steak is dying on the pass!"
A salamander is a broiler.
It is used to quickly melt cheese and brown items.
"Stick it in the salamander for 30 seconds."
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Keep studying and you'll be talking like a pro in no time.
You know what 86, FOH, and BOH mean, but you're not fluent in the language yet.
You've been around the block long enough to know the lingo. You can 86, drop, and fire your way outta anything.
In fact, you use these terms in your daily life. Well done!