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Most products are manufactured at one location, sold at a second place, and consumed or used at still a third location-not so with the foodservice industry. Today's hotels, restaurants, and institutional food operations accommodate the entire process in a single location. In addition, foodservice professionals face the challenge of serving a perishable product to an ever-changing multitude of people. That is what makes this industry so complex, and the need for highly specialized equipment and dedicated, hardworking people so essential. Design and Layout of Foodservice Facilities offers owners, managers, and other decision makers in foodservice operations an extensive reference manual for the entire foodservice process - from the development of a new food idea or concept, through the processes of planning, financing, design, and construction, to the final inspection that occurs just prior to the opening of the establishment. Packed with valuable drawings, photographs, and charts, this essential foodservice guide takes you through decision-making processes concerning menu development, marketing, management, money, and methods of execution. You will find the advice you need to make your establishment a success and keep it successful. Renowned foodservice professional John C. Birchfield thoroughly covers:scope and complexity of the foodservice projectconcept developments for hotels, restaurants, and institutionsfeasibility studiesthe role of each member of the foodservice planning teamchronology of events involved in planning a foodservice projectlayout of efficient foodservice areasA standard format for writing specifications will give you a clearer understanding when reading and interpreting contracts. This instructive tool also offers a general description of the primary spaces of a foodservice facility and how those spaces work in harmony with other areas to achieve a higher level of efficiency. You will gain insight into the uses of each major piece of equipment, advice on how to determine the proper size and capacity to fit a particular food operation, and even recommendations for energy-efficient foodservice equipment. Design and Layout of Foodservice Facilities is the single sourcebook you need to make your foodservice establishment a successful one.
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A complete guide for the entire facility design process?——revised and updated
In today's fast-moving business climate, the foodservice professional will likely be involved in several facility design projects over his or her career. Design and Layout of Foodservice Facilities, Third Edition provides a comprehensive reference for every step of the process, from getting the initial concept right to the planning, analysis, design, permitting, and construction—–in short, everything needed to get to opening day of the new establishment! Packed with valuable drawings, photographs, and charts, this essential guide covers the nuts-and-bolts decisions that make the difference in an effective, efficient foodservice operation, including equipment selection, workflows, and legal compliance.
This Third Edition features:
Expanded focus on the front of the house/dining room area
Updated and revised equipment chapter with new images of the latest equipment
New pedagogical features incorporated throughout the text, including key terms, review questions,
and questions for discussion
Additional blueprints highlighting design trends
Revised appendices that include Web references for additional information
Expanded and updated glossary
Design and Layout of Foodservice Facilities, Third Edition is an invaluable resource for students of foodservice management as well as professionals involved in foodservice design projects.About the Author:
John C. Birchfield, FFCSI, is founder of Birchfield Foodsystems (now Birchfield Jacobs Foodsystems Inc.), a foodservice and consulting design firm. He was an associate professor of hotel, restaurant, and institutional management at Michigan State University and is past president of the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) and Foodservice Consultants Society International.Mr. Birchfield has authored numerous articles and two other books on foodservice management, and has been a guest columnist for Food Management magazine.
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