Gold CoastSession 1Session 1
OnlineSession 1Session 1

Unit description

Provides students with an understanding of strategic, operational and managerial issues facing food and beverage operators. The unit equips students with the knowledge and skills required to successfully manage a food and beverage enterprise in restaurant and catering settings with an emphasis on sustainable practices. Emerging trends and developments in the food and beverage industry are also examined.

Unit content

Topic 1: Introducing the food and beverage environment
Topic 2: Management and customer perspectives
Topic 3: Concept development of food and beverage operations
Topic 4: Menu planning and design
Topic 5: Purchasing, receiving and storing
Topic 6: Food and beverage production
Topic 7: Food and beverage cost controls
Topic 8: Menu pricing and menu engineering
Topic 9: Staff, service and safety
Topic 10: Industry trends and developments

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • Davis, B, Lockwood, A, Alcott, P & Pantelidis IS, 2018, Food and Beverage Management, 6th edn, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Menu Analysis20%
Case study40%
Exam: closed book40%


Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Menu Analysis20%
Case study40%
Exam: closed book40%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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