Food Service and Catering Ventures Catering involves the cooking of food whilst food service involves the serving of food. Food service and catering establishments have become prominent features in our society, there are more than 130 000 food service and catering ventures that make up the hospitality industry with Australia. People are increasingly acquiring food from various establishments due to the upsurge in busy lifestyles within our society. Catering establishments refer to any type of business or venture that provides service of food, each establishment is trying to provide a service which meets the needs of their customers. This may be a milk bar, restaurant or takeaway-home delivery service. Consumers have a wide range of choices available within different formal and informal styles of catering services.
Types of Catering EstablishmentsMost food service ventures can be classified as commercial and non-commercial. Most food service and catering establishments operate to make a profit, however some exist in order to support people in need by providing important community services. Commercial EstablishmentsCommercial establishments provide services for customers in exchange for money. They have an established business in which they wish to make a profit.
Hotels and Motels: Room service, function rooms, restaurants
Fast Food and take away stores
Function and convention centres
Mobile food vans
Caters: Public events, private functions, transport for example airlines, film and television
Non-Commercial EstablishmentsNon-commercial establishments work to support a client, they do not make a profit from their customers. Any profit made goes back into the establishment.
Canteens: Schools, colleges, and universities, sport and work
Glossary Provide definitions for the following words and give an example where possible:
Catering: Provide food or entertainment. Restaurant: A place where meals are served to the public in exchange for money. e.g. Jonah's on the Beach Cafe: A coffee house restaurant or bar that is usually small and informal. e.g. Gloria Jeans Bistro: A small, modest, European-style restaurant or cafe e.g. The Landing Brasserie: A restaurant serving alcoholic beverages, especially beer, as well as foodRoom device Takeaway service: A restaurant that serves fast food, usually deep fried and does not have table service. e.g. McDonalds Home delivery service: A restaurant that delivers food to your doorstep for an extended price. e.g. Eagle Boys Function (event): A Food Service: The practice or business of making, transporting, and serving or dispensing prepared foodsLegislation: Management: The act, manner, or practice of managing; handling, supervision, or control:management of a crisis; management of factory workers. Marketing: the act or process of selling or purchasing in a market; the process or technique of promoting, selling, ad distributing a product or service. Ordering: A condition of logical or comprehensible arrangement among the separate elements of a group. Workflow:A series of tasks to produce a desired outcome, usually involving multiple participants and several stages in an organization
List numbers in the following columns to match up the catering businesses with the examples provided: Catering business 1. Transport catering 2. Institution 3. Hotel/motel 4. Restaurant 5. Club 6. Reception centre 7. Small licensed restaurant 8. Self service outlet 9. Fast food outlet 10. Short order snack bar 11. Hospital
Example 6. Wedding breakfast 8.Lilli's self service restaurant 4. Gionani's Italian restaurant 2. Flew Airlines 11. John Hunter Hospital 5. RSL 9. Merewether Beach Fish and chip shop 7. Milano's Brasserie 1. Roadside Motel 10. Milk bar 3. Backpacker Hostel
Name the type of establishments in each image
1. Short Order snack bar 2. Club 3. Fast food outlet 4. Reception 5. Small licensed restaurant 6. Small licensed restaurant 7. Fast food outlet 8. Restaurant 9. Institution 10. Hotel/Motel 11. Self Service outlet 12.
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