What to Know When You Eat in a Restaurant (2012)

An information brochure for adults with low English literacy

This is one in a series of easy-to-read booklets prepared by the Calgary-based Vecova Centre for Disability Services and Research (Vecova), formerly known as the Vocational and Rehabilitation Research Institute (VRRI).

The authors discuss making reservations for a restaurant; dress codes and manners; table settings; dealing with special dietary needs; and common menu items. They have also included translations for the names of dishes from a variety of cuisines, including Chinese, Thai, Greek and Italian food.

The authors also explain how to decide how much to tip the server.

In addition to using plain language throughout the document, the authors insert hyphens into compound words like understand and outside; offer pronunciation guides in brackets after difficult words; and provide definitions for words that might be unfamiliar to the reader.

For more information about Vecova, please click: http://vecova.ca/.

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2012-02-13
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Vecova Centre for Disability Services and Research (Vecova). What to Know When You Eat in a Restaurant 2012. Web. 2 Jul. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/vecova/restaurant/restaurant.pdf>
Vecova Centre for Disability Services and Research (Vecova) (2012). What to Know When You Eat in a Restaurant. Retrieved July 2, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/vecova/restaurant/restaurant.pdf
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