Dining Out - Vocational
Table of Contents
- Gratuity - Money given to someone for doing a service for you. (Also called a tip)
- Sales Tax - Money paid to the government for the sale of goods and services.
- Menu - A list of food and drink choices available at a restaurant.
- Host/Hostess - Restaurant staff that greets and seats guests and gives them menus.
- Bus Person - Restaurant staff that cleans the tables off after guests leave.
- Waiter/Waitress - Restaurant staff that takes your order and brings you your food and drinks. (Also called a server)
- Beverage - Something you drink.
- Appetizer - A small dish of food or drink served before the main course.
- Entree’ - The main course of the meal.
- Dessert - A sweet food or drink eaten at the end of a meal.
- You should always have good manners when you eat out in a restaurant. This includes: Staying in your seat, keeping your voice low, saying please and thank you, not burping, and not reaching or grabbing across the table.
- Not all drinks come with free refills. Ask your waitress or waiter before ordering a second one.
- It is polite to eat with a napkin on your lap, and to wait for everyone to receive their food before you start to eat.
- If your waitress or waiter does a good job, you should leave them a 20% tip/gratuity.
- You will always have sales tax added to the total of your bill. Tax amount varies per state. *Teacher should let students know what tax is in their state.
- It is helpful to call the restaurant ahead of time, and make reservations if the restaurant accepts them, so you won’t have to wait as long.
- Always let your waiter or waitress know if you have a food allergy.
Give each student a copy of Student Activity Sheet A (SiLAS Bistro Menu) and Student Activity Sheet B (Calculation sheet). Teacher should go over Student Activity Sheet B step by step on projector or writing sample on dry erase board. Using their menus (Student Activity Sheet A), students can fill in their own bill (Student Activity Sheet B) independently to demonstrate understanding.
- Student Activity Sheet A and B, pencil, calculator (optional)
Teacher will tell students to imagine they are going on a field trip out to lunch at a restaurant, then read and discuss social narrative with them. Teacher can interject “incorrect situations” into the story to see if the students can recognize the errors. (I.e.; after ordering move around table to talk to their friends, leave 5% tip instead of 20% etc. )
- Student Activity Sheet C
Script Prompt: Pair students and have them take turns creating a movie clip about going out to eat. Students can use script prompts below to help guide them, or create their own, but should demonstrate understanding of what types of food can be ordered as an appetizer, entree or dessert. Students should name and record their scripts using SiLAS software, and save the final movie.
- Script sheet for each group
- Pencil for each student
Allow students to complete the student lesson review sheet. Discuss answers when finished.
- Student Lesson Review Sheet - 1 per student
- Pencil for each student
StudentsGo to only student curriculum
SiLAS Bistro Menu
Wings (Buffalo or BBQ) - $8.00
Loaded Potato Skins - $7.00
Mozzarella Sticks - $6.00
Nachos - $7.00
Spaghetti and Meatballs - $9.00
Cheeseburger and fries - $8.00
Chicken fingers and fries - $8.00
Grilled chicken, mashed potatoes and vegetable - $10.00
Sirloin Steak, baked potato and vegetable - $14.00
Broiled or Fried Flounder with baked potato and coleslaw - $12.00
Brownie Sundae - $5.00
Cheesecake - $4.00
Ice Cream (Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry) - $3.00
Chocolate or Rice Pudding - $2.00
Iced Tea or Lemonade $2.25
Soda/Pop (Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite) $2.00
Directions: Fill in the blanks below.
Directions: To check your understanding of the lesson, answer the following questions.
- If your server does a good job, how much money should you give as a tip/ gratuity?
- What is your favorite kind of appetizer?
- What should you do if you order, and then your meal has not arrived after five minutes?
- Who is the person that will come take away your dirty dishes when you are done eating?
- What is the amount of sales tax in the state that you live?