Ch 8: Inventory Control for Food & Beverage Services

About This Chapter

Study inventory control in the restaurant industry with this helpful study guide chapter. These short lessons and quizzes can function as convenient test prep materials, homework help tools or resources to help you improve your food service industry skills.

Inventory Control for Food & Beverage Services - Chapter Summary

Study this chapter to review inventory control methods in the food service industry. Each lesson is taught by an expert instructor who presents inventory control techniques, procedures and policies in an easy-to-follow manner. To make sure you fully understand these concepts, we've included short self-assessment quizzes following each lesson. We've also made the chapter accessible on any computer or mobile device to make for a flexible and convenient studying experience.

Studying this chapter can help you:

  • Understand the purpose of a yield test
  • Identify best practices for food service inventory control
  • Recognize the differences between manual and automated inventory control systems and assess their respective advantages
  • Outline food and beverage inventory control techniques, policies and procedures

8 Lessons in Chapter 8: Inventory Control for Food & Beverage Services
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is a Yield Test?

1. What is a Yield Test?

In this lesson on food and beverage management, we discuss yield testing, a food service operation. This is used to determine the final yield of the product that is consumable after all the processing is completed.

Inventory Control: Definition & Best Practices

2. Inventory Control: Definition & Best Practices

Companies need to control their inventory to ensure that they have the right amount available at the right time. In this lesson, you'll learn about some best practices for inventory control.

Inventory Control Systems: Manual & Automated

3. Inventory Control Systems: Manual & Automated

The ability to control inventory is critical as businesses make money by selling inventory to consumers. In this lesson, you will learn about manual and automated inventory control systems.

Advantages of Inventory Control Systems

4. Advantages of Inventory Control Systems

Inventory control is important for all organizations that need to keep inventory on-hand. This lesson will discuss how properly managing inventory through an inventory control system can benefit an organization.

Inventory Control Techniques

5. Inventory Control Techniques

A business can only make a profit when it has enough inventory to sell to its customers or enough for its production process. In this lesson, you'll learn about inventory control techniques.

Inventory Control: Policies & Procedures

6. Inventory Control: Policies & Procedures

A company's most valuable asset is often the value of the inventory it holds. In this lesson, we'll discuss some policies and procedures that can be used to protect those assets from expiration, theft, or other types of loss.

Food & Beverage Inventory Control

7. Food & Beverage Inventory Control

Inventory control is an essential part of the food and beverage business. In this lesson, we will discuss how to negotiate prices for inventory, how to control inventory, and the importance of database management.

Required Assignments Reminder

8. Required Assignments Reminder

Sorry for the interruption to your course progress! We wanted to make sure you knew this course has a written assignment requirement in order to be completed. Read on to learn where to find these assignments and how to submit them.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
Not Taken
Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
Not Taken

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.