Restaurants- the most familiar segment of the foodservice industry ◦ Full-service restaurants Employ servers to take the customer’s order and bring the meals out Can span a range of fine dining to casual Fine dining has elegantly prepared food, linen napkins and tablecloths, fine china, highly trained wait staff Fine dining has the highest quality of food Popular with special occasions, most expensive Casual dining offers simple foods in less formal surroundings, serve a wide variety of cuisines, moderate menu prices
Restaurants continued ◦ Quick-Service restaurants Quick service is also known as Fast Food Offers speed, convenience, reasonable prices Customers typically place orders at counter and serve themselves Before the 1950’s the quick-service industry was very small, it now accounts for 38% of all dollars spent on dining out Offer limited menus, efficiency is the key to success McDonald’s, Subway, KFC
Hotels ◦ Travelers need lodging as well as food to eat ◦ Small motels offer vending machines, continental breakfasts ◦ Larger hotels offer a wide variety of dining options Restaurants, room service, banquet facilities and ballrooms for catering
Clubs- ◦ Clubs often provide their members with activities as well as food. ◦ Country clubs offer golfing, tennis, etc plus fine cuisine and excellent service for their member’s membership fees
Catering- provides food and service for groups, often at another facility that normally does not serve foods ◦ Catering at those locations is called off-premise catering ◦ Chefs of catering companies must be extremely organized ◦ Demand for catering has risen in recent years Weddings, anniversaries, reunions, proms, etc.
Institutional Foodservice- supplies meals for businesses and organizations Employers want to provide food to eat so employees do not have to leave the premises ◦ Corporations (google), schools, universities, hospitals, stadiums, prisons, travel, military, nursing homes
Sole Proprietorship- ◦ a business in which one person owns and often operates the business. Responsibilities are that of the owner only Partnerships- ◦ a business in which ownership is shared by two or more people. Responsibilities are often divided, partnerships end when one or more people leave the business Corporations- ◦ most businesses, made of many investors. Ownership is divided by the investors, has rights and responsibilities as a real person
An entrepreneur is someone who organizes a business and assumes the risk for it ◦ Chef-entrepreneurs are chefs who own their own restaurants