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Food & Beverage Management: Eat, Drink, & Be Healthy

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This course integrates the basic concept and practical skills related to foodservice operations, from the front office to the kitchen. It covers basic principles of purchasing and cost management of food and beverage, as well as menu planning, institutional food service, and quality control.

This undergraduate-level course is 9 This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 9

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    The Food Service Industry

    • Identify the newest trends in the food service industry.
    • Discuss the development of present-day food services.
    • Discuss issues that impact the food service industry.

    The Systems Approach

    • Outline the systems concept and approach.
    • Compare and contrast the major types of food service systems.


    • Determine the impact of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA).
    • Discuss the importance of preventative maintenance.
    • Outline the principles of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP).

    The Menu

    • Evaluate a menu on food characteristic and combinations.
    • Plan a menu.

    Purchasing and Receiving

    • Debate the value of a periodic physical inventory versus computer-track inventory.
    • Discuss the potential consequence of a poorly planned and monitored receiving process.
    • Identify the most recent trends that influence purchasing in the food market.

    Production and Service

    • Identify the relationship between purchasing and production functions.
    • Illustrate how service may be a functional subsystem and output.


    • Apply the ADA regulations used when planning a new food service facility.
    • Generate application of concepts for facilities planning and design.

    Beverage Management

    • Explain control concerns considered during the issuing process.
    • Identify factors to consider when choosing wines, beers, and spirits.
    • Weigh the variables that influence beverage pricing.

    Environmental Management

    • Discuss concerns in the food service industry.
    • Evaluate the food service plan for the Madison Metropolitan School District.
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