Foodservice Organizations

Foodservice Organizations


  • Release: 2012-06-28
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 525 page
  • ISBN: 0132620812
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For all dietetic and foodservice management courses covering topics such as procurement, financial management, quantity food production, human resource management, and leadership. Organized around the well-proven foodservice systems model, this text provides detailed and current information on how managers can optimally transform human, material, facility, and operational inputs into outputs of meals, customer satisfaction, employee satisfaction, and financial accountability. Blending theory and practice, it gives foodservice managers a strong empirical base for managing operations. After thoroughly introducing the model, it presents in-depth coverage of each functional subsystem: procurement, production, distribution, service, safety, sanitation, and maintenance. Next, readers master today's most relevant leadership, communication, decision making, HR, financial, and marketing techniques. The book concludes with a full section on system outputs, including methods for evaluating them. This edition adds new coverage of sustainability; updated information on energy management and food safety; expanded coverage of marketing and globalization; and the latest dietary guidelines.

Foodservice Organizations

Foodservice Organizations


  • Release: 2004
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 710 page
  • ISBN: 0130486892
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For junior/senior and graduate-level courses in introduction to food and beverage operations and foodservice organization and management. Completely revised and updated, this text presents a comprehensive portrait of managing commercial and on-site foodservice operations.

Human Resources in the Foodservice Industry

Human Resources in the Foodservice Industry


  • Release: 2007-05-31
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 214 page
  • ISBN: 9781482282887
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Get up-to-date research and innovative management strategies Organizational behavior and human resource management are fundamental aspects in the profitability of any foodservice business. Human Resources in the Foodservice Industry: Organizational Behavior Management Approaches examines the latest research critical in understanding individual behavior and group dynamics. This resource provides researchers and practitioners with a clear view of human capital in a competitive global marketplace—with various possible managerial solutions to increase efficiency, employee and consumer satisfaction, and organizational success. Experts from around the world and diverse backgrounds discuss up-to-date empirical research, unique insights, and effective management strategies. As people across the country continue to spend more and more of their food dollars outside of the home every year, foodservice businesses must adapt to evolving consumer behavior and control the management of expenditures—including human resources—to be profitable. Human Resources in the Foodservice Industry: Organizational Behavior Management Approaches discusses in detail this essential part of managing organizational strategy in foodservice operations. From macro perspectives and the effects of globalization to approaches to managing a diverse workforce, this unique text examines the data, the strategies, and the theories to best help your people become more productive while making foodservice businesses profitable. The book contains extensive references and several figures, tables, and charts to clearly illustrate ideas. Topics in Human Resources in the Foodservice Industry: Organizational Behavior Management Approaches include: a theoretical framework for management development for chain restaurant operations the legal, business, and ethical issues in setting language policies for personnel language barriers—and the impact on job satisfaction, performance, and turnover increasing performance

Foodservice Manual for Health Care Institutions

Foodservice Manual for Health Care Institutions


  • Release: 2012-11-19
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 592 page
  • ISBN: 9780470583746
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The thoroughly revised and updated fourth edition of Foodservice Manual for Health Care Institutions offers a review of the management and operation of health care foodservice departments. This edition of the book—which has become the standard in the field of institutional and health care foodservice—contains the most current data on the successful management of daily operations and includes information on a wide range of topics such as leadership, quality control, human resource management, product selection and purchasing, environmental issues, and financial management. This new edition also contains information on the practical operation of the foodservice department that has been greatly expanded and updated to help institutions better meet the needs of the customer and comply with the regulatory agencies'standards. TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE: Leadership and Management Skills Marketing and Revenue-Generating Services Quality Management and Improvement Planning and Decision Making Organization and Time Management Team Building Effective Communication Human Resource Management Management Information Systems Financial Management Environmental Issues and Sustainability Microbial, Chemical, and Physical Hazards HACCP, Food Regulations, Environmental Sanitation, and Pest Control Safety, Security, and Emergency Preparedness Menu Planning Product Selection Purchasing Receiving, Storage, and Inventory Control Food Production Food Distribution and Service Facility Design Equipment Selection and Maintenance Learning objectives, summary, key terms, and discussion questions included in each chapter help reinforce important topics and concepts. Forms, charts, checklists, formulas, policies, techniques, and references provide invaluable resources for operating in the ever-changing and challenging environment of the food-service industry. Companion Web site: www.josseybass.com/go/puckett4e Additional resources: www.josseybasspublichealth.com

A Framework for Assessing Effects of the Food System

A Framework for Assessing Effects of the Food System


  • Release: 2015-06-17
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 444 page
  • ISBN: 9780309307833
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How we produce and consume food has a bigger impact on Americans' well-being than any other human activity. The food industry is the largest sector of our economy; food touches everything from our health to the environment, climate change, economic inequality, and the federal budget. From the earliest developments of agriculture, a major goal has been to attain sufficient foods that provide the energy and the nutrients needed for a healthy, active life. Over time, food production, processing, marketing, and consumption have evolved and become highly complex. The challenges of improving the food system in the 21st century will require systemic approaches that take full account of social, economic, ecological, and evolutionary factors. Policy or business interventions involving a segment of the food system often have consequences beyond the original issue the intervention was meant to address. A Framework for Assessing Effects of the Food System develops an analytical framework for assessing effects associated with the ways in which food is grown, processed, distributed, marketed, retailed, and consumed in the United States. The framework will allow users to recognize effects across the full food system, consider all domains and dimensions of effects, account for systems dynamics and complexities, and choose appropriate methods for analysis. This report provides example applications of the framework based on complex questions that are currently under debate: consumption of a healthy and safe diet, food security, animal welfare, and preserving the environment and its resources. A Framework for Assessing Effects of the Food System describes the U.S. food system and provides a brief history of its evolution into the current system. This report identifies some of the real and potential implications of the current system in terms of its health, environmental, and socioeconomic effects along with a sense for the complexities of the system, potential metrics, and some of the

Foodservice Management

Foodservice Management


  • Release: 2012
  • Publisher: Pearson College Division
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 569 page
  • ISBN: 0135122163
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FOODSERVICE MANAGEMENT: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES, 12/e is today's most comprehensive, current, and practical overview of foodservice operations and the business principles needed to manage them successfully. Authored by leading industry experts and experienced instructors, it covers all core topics, including food safety, organizational design, human resources, performance improvement, finance, equipment, design, layout, and marketing. This 12th Edition is retitled to better reflect its college level. The content is still concentrated on basic principles, but increasingly reflects the impact of current social, economic, technological, and political factors. For example, it now focuses on sustainability throughout, and offers greater emphasis on culinary issues. The textbook also contains a new running case study based on University of Wisconsin, Madison's University Dining Services.

Institutions as Conscious Food Consumers

Institutions as Conscious Food Consumers


  • Release: 2018-08-28
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 350 page
  • ISBN: 9780128136188
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Institutions like schools, hospitals, and universities are not well known for having quality, healthy food. In fact, institutional food often embodies many of the worst traits of our industrialized food system, with long supply chains that are rife with environmental and social problems and growing market concentration in many stages of food production and distribution. Recently, however, non-profit organizations, government agencies, university research institutes, and activists have partnered with institutions to experiment with a wide range of more ethical and sustainable models for food purchasing, also known as values-based procurement. Institutions as Conscious Food Consumers brings together in-depth case studies from several of promising models of institutional food purchasing that aim to be more sustainable, healthy, equitable, and local. With chapters written by a diverse set of authors, including leaders in the food movement and policy researchers, this book: Documents growing interest among non-profit organizations and activists in institutional food interventions through case studies and first-hand experiences; Highlights emerging evidence about how these new procurement models affect agro-food supply chains; and Examines the role of policy and regional or geographic identity in promoting food systems change. Institutions as Conscious Food Consumers makes the case that institutions can use their budgets to change the food system for the better, although significant challenges remain. It is a must read for food systems practitioners, food chain researchers, and foodservice professionals interested in values-based procurement.