Ch 23: Developing Meal Planning & Service Skills

About This Chapter

Healthy eating is a concern for any family, and you can use this chapter to review ways to plan healthy meals and make the right dietary choices. These lessons will help you prepare for related class discussions/tests or serve as a review source before the taking of professional certification exams.

Developing Meal Planning & Service Skills - Chapter Summary

What constitutes an aesthetically pleasing meal? What is table setting etiquette? How do restaurants provide quality service? These questions represent just some of the facts you will review when you refer to this short chapter.

You will also go over the elements of healthy meal planning, what goes into making the correct food choices and even how to factor food cost into menu planning. When you have finished your study of this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Define menu planning and explain its importance
  • List factors that influence dietary choices
  • Name elements of food aesthetics and food presentation
  • Evaluate current food intake and develop a healthy eating plan
  • Calculate food costs
  • Explain proper table setting etiquette
  • Discuss restaurant service standards

There is no easier way to review these topics than by accessing the lessons contained in this chapter. Each lesson is available on any device, at all times, so study time is convenient and flexible. Measure what you have learned and which topics you need to further review using brief self-assessment exams as you progress through the chapter.

6 Lessons in Chapter 23: Developing Meal Planning & Service Skills
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Menu Planning? - Basics & Importance

1. What is Menu Planning? - Basics & Importance

Deciding what to eat involves so much more than grabbing whatever foods are available. In order to provide a quality meal, it takes some planning. In this lesson, we'll learn the basics of menu planning.

Factors that Influence Dietary Choices: Gender, Culture & Other Issues

2. Factors that Influence Dietary Choices: Gender, Culture & Other Issues

You are a unique person and therefore, the dietary choices you make should be well-suited to who you are and what you do. The factors that influence these choices will be the focus of this lesson.

How to Create a Healthy Eating Plan

3. How to Create a Healthy Eating Plan

Would you like to know what goes into creating a healthy eating plan? Learn how to evaluate your current food intake, find your nutritional needs, choose the right foods and assess your progress to create a plan that meets your nutritional needs.

Food Cost Percentage: Definition & Calculation

4. Food Cost Percentage: Definition & Calculation

For a restaurant owner, food cost percentage represents one of the fastest ways to make sure an establishment is pricing its goods properly, as well as making enough money with respect to one of its biggest expenses.

How to Calculate Food Cost for a Recipe

5. How to Calculate Food Cost for a Recipe

After this lesson, you'll know how to calculate the cost of a dish at a restaurant, taking into account the cost of ingredients, overhead, cooking time and other factors, so you will know how much you should charge your customers for it.

Restaurant Service: Standards, Etiquette & Training

6. Restaurant Service: Standards, Etiquette & Training

Restaurant service quality is as important to a business as the taste of the food coming from the kitchen. In this lesson, you'll learn more about standards, etiquette, and training for restaurant service.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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