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Module 19: Food and Beverage Services

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Classification of food and beverage services:

Food and beverage services refers to the provision of food and drink to customers in different types of premises.
One means of classification is based on different types of market segments/types of customers


The Five Main Food Groups

Establishing a menu format is helpful in ensuring that each of the five food groups is represented. This will make certain that healthy balanced items are available from the menu.

The five main food groups cereal, dairy, fruit, vegetables and meat are essential for good health and a balanced diet

Comparison of Different Types of Menus

The most important element in the servicing of any restaurant type is the menu. It creates a link between the restaurant establishment and the guest.

Different types of menus have their own characteristics affected by various factors.

Menus fall into either one of the following two categories: selective or non-selective

Objectives of a menu

Well-designed menus market the food the restaurant prepares best and wants to sell by making those items stand out from the others.

Food and Beverage Service Characteristics

Different food and beverage services have their own unique characteristics and this can be reflected in their menus, services and themes.