I was always dubious about alternate serves but I've been to several functions with it now and it works well. People just swap if they want to but most are really happy with what's put in front of them.
So the chicken starter will be served to those getting the beef main?
i never like the idea but most of the places up here that is the way it is. oh that is a good question FR i'm not sure i will have to ask =) most people will be happy with it i think but you can't please everyone i need to remember