A successful menu is one that is created with the customers in mind. Different businesses will attract different types of customers and the menu must be constructed accordingly. Whether you work in a bistro, club or a la carte restaurant, the expectations of customers will vary considerably.

$95.00 Price

105 mins Estimated Time

Components in this Module

1 - Introduction

  • Introduction

2 - Identifying Customer Preferences

  • Identifying Customer Preferences
  • Customer Profile
  • Food Preferences of the Customer Base
  • Checkpoint 1

3 - Planning Menus

  • Planning Menus
  • Gastronomic History
  • Gastronomic History Continued
  • Historical Timeline
  • Current Trends
  • Menu Types
  • Types of Menus
  • Checkpoint 2
  • Service Style and Cuisine
  • Styles of Service for Menus
  • Types of Buffets
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Themed Buffets and Varieties
  • Checkpoint 3
  • Generating Menu Ideas
  • Menu Sequence
  • Menu Sequence - 5 Course Meal
  • Modern Eating
  • Planning Steps for any Menu
  • Menu Balance
  • Checkpoint 4

4 - Costing Menus

  • Menu Planning
  • Supply Considerations

5 - Menu Profitability

  • Menu Profitability
  • Ordering
  • Waste Minimisation and Yield Testing
  • Waste Minimisation and Yield Testing Continued
  • Function Example
  • Different Waste Percentages
  • Chefs Challenge
  • Checkpoint 5
  • Food Cost
  • Food Cost Percentage
  • Other Cost Impacts
  • Assess Cost-effectiveness and Price Menu Items to Achieve Profit
  • Percentage Markup Example
  • Markups

6 - Writing Menus

  • Menu Considerations
  • Print Type
  • Checkpoint 6

7 - Evaluating Menu Success

  • Seeking Feedback
  • Assessing Menu Success and Adjusting Menus
  • Menu Price Balance Trattoria Sample
  • Menu Price Balance Trattoria Sample Cont.
  • Checkpoint 7
  • Congratulations!


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