time. How much do you know about paper doilies? You probably use them,
but most likely you don’t think about them too much. You should,
because they can help increase your bakery sales.
How and why to use doilies
here’s the first question: name seven ways to use paper doilies in food
and beverage presentations, and explain why you should use doilies in
this manner. There’s really no wrong answer, but here are a few
As a place mat or under cakes, pastries and desserts, because they create a sanitary surface when displaying or serving food.
a liner in a breadbasket or on a dessert cart, instead of using linens,
because it’s economical. One fine dining establishment claimed to save
over $5,000 annually, when supplementing its linens with paper doilies!
Between a cup, or soup bowl and saucer, because they help reduce the noise of dishes “clanging” together.
If you have an eating area, use to accent a centerpiece, or salt and pepper shakers, because they add elegance to any setting.
Under a mint or check, to leave one final impression of elegance.
Under glasses, coffee or tea cups, lemons for ice tea, and wine bottles, because they’ll protect table linens from “drips.”
On serving trays, because they’ll protect fine serving trays and china from scratches.
Linen versus lace doilies
to the second question: do you know what the difference is between a
“linen” doily and a “lace” doily? Yes, there is a difference. Linen
doilies have been embossed to replicate linen cloth (they have no
“holes” in them). Lace doilies have been die cut to replicate dainty,
hand-crocheted cloth doilies (they have “holes” in them).
a practical idea for using linen and lace doilies in any establishment
that serves coffee: in order to differentiate between regular and
decaffeinated coffee, place a linen doily under one type of coffee cup
at the dining table, and a lace doily under the other. This way,
servers wouldn’t have to bother the guests to say “decaf or regular?”
Customers will appreciate not being disturbed during their meal.
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