Foodservice Manual for Health Care Institutions by Ruby Parker Puckett
(J-B AHA Press)

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The thoroughly revised and updated fourth edition of Foodservice Manual for Health Care Institutions offers a review of the management and operation of health care foodservice departments. This edition of the book—which has become the standard in the field of institutional and health care foodservice—contains the most current data on the successful management of daily operations and includes information on a wide range of topics such as leadership, quality control, human resource management, product selection and purchasing, environmental issues, and financial management.

This new edition also contains information on the practical operation of the foodservice department that has been greatly expanded and updated to help institutions better meet the needs of the customer and comply with the regulatory agencies' standards.

Topics covered include:Leadership and Management SkillsMarketing and Revenue-Generating ServicesQuality Management and ImprovementPlanning and Decision MakingOrganization and Time ManagementTeam BuildingEffective CommunicationHuman Resource ManagementManagement Information SystemsFinancial ManagementEnvironmental Issues and SustainabilityMicrobial, Chemical, and Physical HazardsHACCP, Food Regulations, Environmental Sanitation, and Pest ControlSafety, Security, and Emergency PreparednessMenu PlanningProduct SelectionPurchasingReceiving, Storage, and Inventory ControlFood ProductionFood Distribution and ServiceFacility DesignEquipment Selection and Maintenance

Learning objectives, summary, key terms, and discussion questions included in each chapter help reinforce important topics and concepts. Forms, charts, checklists, formulas, policies, techniques, and references provide invaluable resources for operating in the ever-changing and challenging environment of the foodservice industry.


About Ruby Parker Puckett

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Ruby Parker Puckett, MA, FFCSI, is program director of dietary manager training in the division of continuing education at the University of Florida, Gainesville. She is president of Foodservice Management Consultants and president of the Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI) Educational Foundation.
Published November 13, 2012 by Jossey-Bass. 592 pages
Genres: Cooking, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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