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      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

      Revised AHLEI Textbook Helps Managers Make Smart Fand B Management Decisions

      Lansing, Michigan, September 2009 - When managers make smart decisions about food and beverage operations, they improve quality standards while reducing expenses, resulting in greater guest satisfaction and greater profits. The fifth edition of Management of Food and Beverage Operations, written by Jack D. Ninemeier, Ph.D., CHA, CFBE, CHE, and published by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI), shows readers how to effectively manage this department.

      This textbook offers new and aspiring food and beverage managers a solid, basic foundation in all aspects of food and beverage operations, including marketing, nutrition, menu development, pricing strategies, production, service, sanitation, facilities and equipment, and financial management.

      Updates to this edition include:

      • information on the obesity problem in the United States
      • the increasing public concern that most quick-service restaurant foods are not healthy, especially those for children
      • menu-labeling legislation pending or adopted in jurisdictions across the country
      • safely serving guests who have food allergies
      • the public perception that organic foods are more nutritious than foods grown conventionally.
      • electronic advancements in food and beverage marketing and in service
      • measures food and beverage operations can take to help protect the environment

      Management of Food and Beverage Operations, Fifth Edition, is available from the Educational Institute for $95.95; $65.95 for AH&LA members. To order, visit www.ahlei.org or call 800-752-4567 or 517-372-8800. Outside the U.S. and Canada, call 407-999-8100.

      About the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute
      Established in 1953 as a nonprofit educational foundation of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the Educational Institute’s mission is to continue being the preferred provider to the lodging industry, hospitality schools, and related hospitality industries by developing and providing quality resources to train, educate, and certify hospitality professionals worldwide.

      Elizabeth Johnson - ejohnson@ahla.com

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