Assessment Information 3
Subject Code: HAT302
Subject Name: Food and Beverage Management
Assessment Title: Length: Individual Investigation Report
1200 words (+/- 10% allowable range)
Online via Turnitin
Due Date: Week 13
The purpose of this individual assignment is to further student skills in applying relevant hospitality concepts to a real-world business case. This will enable you to understand the importance of financial management and cost control practices within the Hospitality Industry.
Individually, you are required to interview an Executive Chef OR Food and Beverage Manager of any food and beverage outlet. You may wish to consider an outlet you have selected in Assessment 1. In designing your interview questions, you will need to consider the following questions:
1. Which type of hospitality enterprise does the interviewee manage?
2. How does the interviewee maintain cost control of the:
a. Front of House Operations
b. Back of House Operations
3. Which financial control methods does the interviewee use in daily business operation?
Based on gathered responses, you are required to write an investigation report highlighting the findings of the interview about cost control and financial management practices, and evaluate its effectiveness.
In preparing your investigation report, you will need to reference at least 12 sources of information. These may include corporate websites, government publications, industry reports, census data, journal articles, and newspaper articles.
Your report MUST follow a professional structure:
Analysis of the interview findings
Evaluation of the findings, and its effectiveness in managing foodservice operations
Appendices (The Interview Script)
Reference List (you must apply Harvard Referencing Style)
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HAT302 Assessment Marking Rubric – Investigation Report 40%
Criteria NN (Fail) 0 - 49 P (Pass) 50 - 64 CR (Credit) 65 - 74 DN (Distinction) 75 - 84 HD (High Distinction) 85 - 100
Interview Analysis and Evaluation
Your analysis and evaluation lacks depth, and your
interpretation is not relevant.
You briefly analyse and evaluate some of the gathered information and your interpretation is not always relevant.
You sufficiently analyse, evaluate and interpreted most of the gathered information.
You thoroughly analyse, evaluate and interpret gathered information.
You accurately and articulately analyse, evaluate and interpret gathered information.
Your research lacks focus because of an unsuitable choice of informative sources.
You have selected basic informative sources.
Your research is focused, drawn from a reasonable selection of informative sources.
Your research is focused, complemented by a quality selection and range of informative sources.
Your research is extensive and focused, complemented by a quality selection and large range of informative sources.
Spelling and/or grammar is consistently incorrect,
impacting on the flow and readability of your review.
Ideas/themes have not been developed.
The format chosen for your report lacks thought and
consideration for the intended audience.
In-text referencing and/or reference list is mostly
incorrect or non-existent.
Even though grammar and spelling are an issue, they do not detract very much from the
readability of your review.
Ideas/themes have been developed, but your composition
lacks connections and integration.
The format chosen for your report is appropriate, but major
improvements would enhance its presentation.
An earnest attempt at in-text referencing is obvious but there are major errors.
Mostly correct grammar and spelling are very good but with occasional errors.
Ideas/themes have been developed, but connections are not always obvious.
The format chosen for you report is appropriate but some improvements would enhance its presentation.
Mostly correct in-text referencing and reference list with minor errors throughout and the occasional major error.
Errors in grammar and spelling are rare.
There is a logical connection between your statements,
adding to the readability and credibility of your report.
Your report is professionally presented and has been
submitted in the appropriate format.
In-text referencing and the resultant reference list are
correct, with only the occasional minor error.
Correct grammar and spelling throughout the review with no obvious errors.
There is an obvious and logical connection between your
statements, enhancing the structure, synthesis, credibility, and readability of your report.
Your report is professionally presented and exceeds expectations in what is evidently suitable for a
high-grade commercial environment.
In-text referencing and the resultant reference list are correct, with no errors.
Feedback and Grades will be released via Turnitin
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