FMK 320 Foodservice Marketing (3 credits)
This course provides the food marketing student with an overview of the foodservice industry. It is an introduction into the supply chain members—suppliers, manufacturers, brokers, distributors, logistics providers, foodservice operator customers and finally the foodservice consumer in the food-away-from-home market (FAFH) market. The drivers of FAFH will be studied including consumer, demographic, organizational, culinary, and technological and their roles in foodservice marketing. In addition, the structure of the industry will be studied to understand the wide variety of operations across the commercial and non-commercial (on-site) foodservice venues and their unique marketing issues.