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Food Service Organizations: A Managerial Approach, CourseSmart eTextbook, 8th Edition

By Mary B. Gregoire

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jul 9, 2012

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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.

Table of Contents

Part 1. The Foodservice Systems Model

1. Systems Approach to a Foodservice Organization

2. Managing Quality

3. The Menu


Part 2. Transformation: Functional Subsystems

4. Food Product Flow and Kitchen Design

5. Procurement 

6. Food Production

7. Distribution and Service

8. Safety, Sanitation, and Maintenance


Part 3. Transformation: Management Functions and Linking Processes

9. Management Principles

10. Leadership and Organizational Change

11. Decision Making, Communication, and Balance

12. Management of Human Resources

13. Management of Financial Resources

14. Marketing Foodservice


Part 4. Outputs of the System

15. Meals, Satisfaction, and Accountability


APPENDIX A. Sample Specifications for Food Products

APPENDIX B. Resources for Writing Specifications

APPENDIX C. Standards for Food Products



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$67.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-262115-1