Efficiently managed food and beverage operations are critical to the success of an accommodation business. International Food and Beverage Management will equip you with knowledge about the design, operation, marketing and management of food and beverage outlets including restaurants, banquet services and room service. You will learn skills in menu design, purchasing procedures and the importance of cost control strategies within the restaurant industry. The internationalisation of the food and beverage market is also considered to provide you with knowledge of different international cuisines and their service requirements as well as the diverse requirements of diners from different cultural backgrounds.
|Academic unit:||Bond Business School|
|Subject title:||International Food and Beverage Management|
Delivery & attendance
|Attendance and learning activities:||Attendance at all class sessions is expected. Students are expected to notify the instructor of any absences with as much advance notice as possible. In addition to the topics outlined in the curriculum schedule, industry guest speakers and hotel 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 and outside of class time as advised by the subject lecturer.|
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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
- Discuss the factors essential to the delivery of a quality dining experience to the food and beverage consumer.
- Compare the expectations of food and beverage consumers from different cultural backgrounds to identify ways that a restaurant can better cater to the needs of international guests.
- Discuss the key factors that influence a food and beverage outlet's business profitability.
- Calculate food costings and other ratios used by restaurants to monitor their operational performance.
- Develop and present a viable restaurant business and menu concept in collaboration with a team of colleagues.
|*Class Participation||Students participate in a range of in class and/or online activities.||10%||Ongoing||1, 2, 3, 4, 5.|
|Written Report||Individual Report||20%||Week 6||1, 2.|
|Written Report §||Group Report||20%||Week 10||5.|
|Presentation §||Group Presentation||10%||Week 11||5.|
|Paper-based Examination (Closed)||Comprehensive Final Examination||40%||Final Examination Period||1, 2, 3, 4.|
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|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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Additional subject information
A peer-evaluation system will be used in this subject to help determine the individual marks for all group assessments. As part of the requirements for Business School quality accreditation, the Bond Business School employs an evaluation process to measure and document student assessment as evidence of the extent to which program and subject learning outcomes are achieved. Some examples of student work will be retained for potential research and quality auditing purposes only. Any student work used will be treated confidentially and no student grades will be affected.
A general overview of the subject along with its assessment requirements will be followed by an overview of the key characteristics of the food and beverage sector in the restaurant and accommodation context.
The diverse range of styles of food and beverage operations will be described along with an overview of the typical operational challenges associated with different types of outlets.
The expectations and requirements of food and beverage consumers from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds are explored using a service quality framework. Methods for controlling the quality of food and beverage service systems are considered.
To ensure success, any food and beverage operation must be well conceptualised. The key considerations required for effective design and development of a restaurant concept will be explored.
A variety of issues must be considered when planning and executing an effective menu within a restaurant. Menu engineering techniques will be demonstrated to illustrate how menus are carefully constructed to maximise guest satisfaction and restaurant profitability.
The methods used by food and beverage managers to ensure the safety, quality and storage efficiency of their perishable inventory are described. Case studies are used to explore various purchasing, storage and inventory challenges which a restaurant operator must typically overcome.
Cost and production control is a critical element of managing a profitable food and beverage business. A range of cost control principles will be applied to a variety of scenarios to illustrate the essential elements of cost control and operational control.
The key ingredient of a successful restaurant is its food! This session explains the typical systems of food production used by chefs and the kitchen brigade to ensure a quality menu is delivered. The integration between the kitchen and restaurant service areas is explored to understand the importance of effective service and facility design.
The fundamentals of marketing will be extended upon in this session to address specific challenges and solutions involved with ‘selling’ a food and beverage experience to the market.
The various legal and health regulations required to operate a food and beverage operation are outlined. In conjunction with those requirements, the management of restaurant staff is essential to ensuring the business is safely operated and compliant with regulations and customer expectations.