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Date Created: 02/09/16
January 22 2016 Menu Planning Preliminary planning factors for menu planning: • Organizational mission and goals o School foodservice o Restaurants o Health care facilities • Customer o Demographics o Sociocultural influences o Nutritional requirements o Food consumption, trends, habits, and preferences • Budget guidelines o Menu pricing methods • Production and service capabilities o Equipment and physical facilities- do they have what is needed for the menu items you have o Personnel- what are they capable of • availability of food- where you purchase, what forms its available in, frozen or fresh, ect. • style of service- what type of service- buffet, tray at school, menu at restaurant or fast food, ect. • type of menu o selective menu- individual gets a choice, several choices or more limited o semi-selective menu- 2-3 choices for entrée but no choices for sides o nonselective- no options, if disliked item is served then a substitute is provided but it has to be a substitute that is equal nutritionally o static menu- one that does not change (seen in restaurants) o single use menu- one-time event o cycle menu-repeats after a certain amount of time, hospitals is shorter cycle (~1 week, nursing home usually ~4 weeks) o a la carte menu- each item has its own cost o table d’hote menu- planned menu for entire meal o Du jour menu- chiefs choice for the day Menu patters: • The meal plan- • Varies based on the institution o Three meals daily o Lunch & two snacks o Two meals Food characteristics and combinations • “presentation of the meal” • color- don’t want to clash • texture- want a variety of textures (harder for nursing homes because harder to chew raw vegetables and raw fruit) • consistency- thickness, runny, ect • shape- variety of shapes • flavor combinations- don’t want them to clash, don’t serve too many strong flavors • variety in preparation- don’t want everything creamed, baked, deep fried ect., or prepared the same way (also important because of type of equipment you have available) Steps in Menu Development: 1. entrees 2. soups and sandwiches 3. vegetables and “sides” (sides include salad, rice, potatoes ect) 4. salads 5. desserts & fruits 6. garnishes- not important for school as much 7. breads- not needed to be added if have sandwiches 8. breakfast items- do after you do main meals 9. beverages- offer milk at lunch and at evening meal (standard) NSLP Food based menu planning **slides will be posted** OVS- offer verses serve
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