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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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1demonstrate practical application of food and beverage management concepts to 'real-life' food and beverage operationsIntellectual rigourCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
2examine key management and operational controls and procedures used in food and beverage establishments and critically evaluate their impact on business sustainabilityIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
3discuss the liabilities and consequences that a food and beverage organisation may sustain if not compliant with contemporary legal and safety issuesIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
4identify current trends in the food and beverage industry and discuss their potential impact on the long-term viability of a food and beverage enterprise.Intellectual rigourCreativityKnowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate practical application of food and beverage management concepts to 'real-life' food and beverage operations
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. examine key management and operational controls and procedures used in food and beverage establishments and critically evaluate their impact on business sustainability
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. discuss the liabilities and consequences that a food and beverage organisation may sustain if not compliant with contemporary legal and safety issues
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. identify current trends in the food and beverage industry and discuss their potential impact on the long-term viability of a food and beverage enterprise.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

  • 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

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

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

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

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Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

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International

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