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HRTM12-201: International Food and Beverage Management September 2017 [Standard]

General information

This subject focuses on the management of hotel food and beverage operations. Topics include the designing, operating, marketing, and management of food and beverage outlets. Students will learn the importance of cost control within the restaurant industry and the techniques associated with managing costs. Emphasis will be placed on food and beverage operational analysis, purchasing, inventory, cost analysis, and banquet and beverage service.


Academic unit:Bond Business School
Subject code:HRTM12-201
Subject title:International Food and Beverage Management
Subject level:Undergraduate
Semester/Year:September 2017
Credit points:10

Delivery & attendance

Delivery mode:


Workload items:
  • Seminar: x12 (Total hours: 24) - Seminar 1
  • Seminar: x12 (Total hours: 24) - Seminar 2
  • Personal Study Hours: x12 (Total hours: 72) - Study time and reviewing materials
Attendance and learning activities: Students are expected to attend all classes. In addition to the class activities indicated in the weekly schedule, industry guest speakers and site visits may take place as part of the curriculum, subject to industry member availability. Students will be advised of these activities by the subject lecturer. Students are also required to use an online Virtual Field Trip (VFR) website (see Resources for details) during class time and personal study time as advised by the subject lecturer.


Prescribed resources:
  • Bernard Davis,Andrew Lockwood,Ioannis Pantelidis,Peter Alcott (2013). Food and Beverage Management. 5th (Accessible via Online eBook), London: Routledge , 464.
  • Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching (2016). Virtual Field Trips in Food and Beverage Management. [Website:] Office for Learning and Teaching.
After enrolment, students can check the Books and Tools area in iLearn for the full Resource List.
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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
  1. Develop a viable restaurant business concept
  2. Design a suitable menu to match the overall restaurant concept
  3. Evaluate the appropriateness of different types of production and service styles to food and beverage operations
  4. Discuss the key factors that influence a food and beverage outlet's business profitability.
  5. Calculate food costings and other ratios typically used by restaurants to monitor and ensure their profit levels
  6. Discuss the key factors which are essential to the delivery of a quality dining experience to the food and beverage consumer


Assessment details

TypeTask%Timing*Outcomes assessed
*Class Participation Students participate in a range of in class and/or online activities. 10% Ongoing 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
Written Report Individual Report 20% Week 6 3, 4, 6.
Written Report § Group Report 20% Week 10 1, 2, 3, 6.
Presentation § Group Presentation 10% Week 11 1, 2, 3, 6.
Paper-based Examination (Closed) Final Examination 40% Final Examination Period 3, 4, 5, 6.
  • § Indicates group/teamwork-based assessment
  • * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
  • C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.

Assessment criteria

High Distinction 85-100 Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.
Distinction 75-84 Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.
Credit 65-74 Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.
Pass 50-64 Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.
Fail 0-49 Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.

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Submission procedures

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Subject curriculum

Subject overview, assessment briefing and introduction to Virtual Field Trip in Food and Beverage Management. Required Reading: Chapter 1 (Davis et al) Additional readings on iLearn.

Required Reading: Chapter 2 (Davis et al). Additional readings on iLearn.

Required Reading: Chapter 3 (Davis et al) Additional readings on iLearn.

Required Reading: Chapter 4 (Davis et al) Additional readings on iLearn.

This class continues to explain the issues involved with developing a restaurant concept following Class 1. Reading as advised on iLearn.

Required Reading: Chapter 5 (Davis et al). Additional readings on iLearn.

Students will undertake a range of activities relevant to menu planning and design.

Required Reading: Chapter 11 (Davis et al). Additional readings on iLearn.

This class continues to explore the challenges of F&B service delivery from Class 1. Reading as advised on iLearn.

Required Reading: Chapter 6 (Davis et al) Additional readings on iLearn.

This class continues from Class 1. Readings as advised on iLearn.

Required Reading: Chapter 7 (Davis et al). Additional readings on iLearn.

This class continues from Class 1 and also considers food service area design. Readings as advised on iLearn.

Required Reading: Chapter 8 (Davis et al). Additional readings on iLearn.

Students will apply cost control principles to a range of exercises. Any readings will be advised on iLearn.

Required Reading: Chapter 10 (Davis et al). Additional readings on iLearn.

Students will work in assignment groups on a series of activities related to marketing of their proposed restaurant.

Required Reading: Chapter 9 (Davis et al). Additional readings on iLearn.

Students' group presentations are presented and assessed this week.

Students' group presentations are presented and assessed this week.

Current challenges facing F&B managers. Required Reading: Chapter 12 (Davis et al). Additional readings on iLearn.

Subject revision will take place during this class.

Approved on: Jul 19, 2017. Edition: 2.1