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Overview

This text is for the introductory course in a hospitality management program that covers dining room and banquet management. Its emphasis is on the service aspects of a business that will distinguish an outstanding dining experience. The text includes the history of dining room and banquet service, the proper techniques of service, sanitation requirements, and important merchandising concepts. In addition, information about reservations, priority seating, and reservations systems is also included.

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"Besides the obviously strong content, I especially like the TIPS, the example stories and the sweet or sours. Also, the summaries and review questions are quite helpful to both teaching, and learning." Walter Wright - Coastal Georgia Community College
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This third edition of the text includes a history of dining room and banquet service and more explanations of the rationales behind various service techniques, as well as expanded discussion of sanitation. There is new material on setting guarantees for an event, wine and wine service, and the use of grazing stations and combination meal plates. This edition also features new quotes from notable chefs and managers. Improved pedagogical features include objectives and chapter summaries, plus updated scenarios and case studies. B&w photos on almost every page illustrate correct and incorrect techniques. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418053697
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/23/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 637,676
  • Product dimensions: 8.11 (w) x 9.15 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Anthony J. Strianese is a professor in the Department of Hotel, Culinary Arts, and Tourism at Schenectady County Community College (SCCC).He has been an educator since 1974 specializing in teaching Mathematics for the Culinary Profession, Food and Beverage Control, Dining Room Management, Banquet Management, Wines of the World and Hospitality Management courses. Professor Strianese is a Certified Culinary Educator with the American Culinary Federation (ACF). From 1991 to 2009, Mr. Strianese was the chairperson of the SCCC Department of Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism. During his tenure, SCCC's culinary arts program received the maximum accreditation (three times) from the ACF's Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC). He is a recipient of the State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Administrative Services. He has been a banquet manager, food and beverage controller, and a caterer. He represents the Saint Augustine, Florida-based ACFEFAC, conducting site visits to verify that institutions meet ACFEFAC accreditation standards. As a member of the New York State Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NYSRAEF) he is a part of a consulting team that provides advice to owners and operators on how to improve their restaurant's operation. Since 2006, Professor Strianese has been the chief judge for the NYSRAEF ProStart Management competition. He serves as the Treasurer/Secretary of the NYSRAEF Board of Directors. He is also on the Board of the Directors of the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association, and was Chairperson of the Albany County Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACCVB). Professor Strianese instituted and has been the coordinator for the Walt Disney World College program at SCCC since 1983. He served a two year term as a member of the original Disney College Program National Advisory Board.

Pamela Strianese has had a varied career in the food service industry. She has been a caterer, catering cook, service person, as well as a bookkeeper for an independent restaurant. In addition, she is a member of the New York State Restaurant Association Educational Foundation's (NYSRAEF) consulting team that provides expertise and advice to owners and operators on how to improve their restaurant's operation and is certified in sanitation practices and has earned the ServSafe certificate from the National Restaurant Association. Pam. Strianese, along with her husband, Anthony Strianese, are co-authors of DINING ROOM AND BANQUET MANAGEMENT 4TH EDITION and MATH PRINCIPLES FOR FOOD SERVICE OCCUPATIONS, 6TH EDITION published by Delmar Cengage Learning. Pam and Anthony Strianese have conducted seminars at the New York State Restaurant Association show at the Javits Center in New York utilizing their expertise on how to train individuals to give great service at banquets and in the dining room. Seminars on the importance of treating guests importantly have been given to Metropolitan Club Managers Association Members and at Howe Caverns. In addition, they have had opinion articles published in Nation's Restaurant News entitled "To Treat Guests Well, Avoid the Eight Deadly Sins of Service" and "Students Learn Valued Management Skills at ProStart Competition". They have also been judges for the March of Dimes Iron Chef competition. Since 2007, Pam Strianese has been the co-chairperson and a judge at the NYSRAEF ProStart Management competition. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the State University of New York at Fredonia and a Master of Science Degree in Education from the State University of New York at Albany and has been an educator for over thirty years. She has served on numerous committees for curriculum development during her career.

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Table of Contents

Forward Preface Acknowledgments Chapter 1: The Importance of Service Chapter 2: The Importance of Sanitation and Appearance Chapter 3: Styles of service and Place Settings Chapter 4: Proper Guidelines for Service Chapter 5: The Styles of Service Chapter 6: Training the Service Staff to Serve the Meal Chapter 7: Organizing the Dining Room to Accept Guests Chapter 8: Planning reservations and Blocking Tables Chapter 9: Managing the Dining Experience Chapter 10: The Banquet Business and the Banquet Manager Chapter 11: How to Book Functions Chapter 12: The Banquet Functions Sheet Chapter 13: Managing the Function Appendix Glossary Bibliography Index

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