Since the first edition of this book was published in 1992, the catering industry has seen tremendous growth, with sales topping the three billion dollar mark and expected to grow to be fifteen percent of total food sales by next year. This new edition addresses the dramatic changes in the marketplace, and provides excellent practical guidance for the new or seasoned catering professional.
The author draws on some 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry in creating this guide to catering management. The second edition includes the latest trends in cuisine and meal concepts; marketing techniques for the home replacement food business; new special events service concepts; new information on menu design and pricing; and tips on using the latest computer software to maximize sales and profits. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
NANCY LOMAN SCANLON, PhD, has more than thirty years of experience in the hospitality industry and has worked in food and beverage management positions with the Hilton Hotels Corporation and Interstate Hotels, and as a training consultant for Marriott International and Sheraton Hotels. She is currently Dean of the Culinary Arts and Service Management Division of Paul Smith's College. She is also the author of Marketing by Menu, Third Edition; Restaurant Management; and Quality Restaurant Service Guaranteed, all published by Wiley.