Syllabus and Course Outline
rev 6/13

COURSE TITLE:

FOOD & BEVERAGE MANAGEMENT EVNT 1400
NUMBER OF HOURS:
20 - 30 Hours
DESCRIPTION:
Learn a systematic approach to evaluating meeting objectives and group needs as they relate to menu design, pricing structures, guarantee strategies, negotiation items and overall information about food and beverage services.
OBJECTIVES:
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
  • Explain meal functions
  • Describe beverage functions
  • Compare on and off site catering services
  • Describe room set ups for a catered event
  • Analyze the staffing needs for catered events
  • Outline a strategy for providing food and beverage service for a low-cost event
  • Describe services that can be provided by outside suppliers
  • Identify industry appropriate contract negotiation practices
  • Create a menu for a catered event
GRADING CRITERIA:
Successful completion of all reviews, activities and quizzes. Participation in online Discussion as specified in the course. You will receive a welcome letter from your instructor which will include greater detail regarding grading criteria.
COURSE OUTLINE:
Each Lesson includes an online review as well as application activities. These activities will ask you to complete independent research and application, consider various ideas, or discuss and share insights with friends or family. There is a final comprehensive exam.

Lesson   1 -  Introduction to Catering and Meal Functions (16 pages)
Lesson   2 -  Beverage and Meal Functions (26 pages)
Lesson   3 -  Room and Table Set Up (15 pages)
Lesson   4 -  Staffing (7 pages)
Lesson   5 -  Low Cost Events (15 pages)
Lesson   6 -  Deep Market Events (5 pages)
Lesson   7 -  Vendors (24 pages)
Lesson   8 -  Contracts and Negotiations (8 pages)
Exam

The maximum time to complete this course, if not included in your welcome letter, will be sent to you by your instructor. To be completed in that time: 8 quizzes, 8 activities, and 1 final exam. The final exam is 75 questions long and can be completed within 2 1/2 hours. All reviews, exercises and other assignments are submitted electronically to your instructor with results returned via email.