Catering Glossary

free-flow service

A food service system used in catering services, in particular for staff and school catering. It replaces the usual single line counter system with individual, free standing service units. The service units are generally allocated to food group: cold dishes, salads, warm dishes, desserts and drinks. 

Diners can move freely between the units and combine meal components from the selection according to taste before going to the cash desk to pay.