For the duration of the class, you will be working on an ongoing design project that will be completed in several phases and culminate in an evaluation of the work and the decisions that were made. The purpose of the Design Project is to provide an opportunity to apply the concepts and principles you are learning in this course to the actual process of design and layout of a food service facility. Once complete, the project can be added to your portfolio at Portfolium. —[if adding, remember to credit all group members]—
The project will be group based if more than one student is in the class. You [the group] will be tasked with developing a new food service concept from the following four options;
Other Design Project Proposal elements include:
The term project will be complete in multiple phases; weeks three, five, seven, and eight. There will be milestones to be complete for each phase. In addition to these milestones, there will be dedicated discussion forums in weeks two, four, and six. These dedicated discussions forums will provide each student to report on the progress of the project and how they have participated and contributed to the completion of that phases milestones.
The linked template will demonstrate what is expected when the project is complete. The template is for the final submission of the project, but can be used to organize the work for each phase.
****NOTE: For the Table of Contents, you will also need to provide identify contributing authors (group members).
Example: 5.04 Feasibility Study (John Doe & Joe Schmoe)………………………………………………………………………….15
Phase One, Concept Development
For the first phase of your project, you will need to define your project. The primary element for this milestone is the drafting of a Concept Statement. The concept statement will include the following information;
DO NOT outline the concept statement by the above elements. Draft a document you would use to present to investors or partners that includes the above information.
Phase Two, Project Planning
The next part of the project will focus on specific areas of the concept, such as describing the menu, describing functional areas, and determining relevant data for the facilities. You will need to use provided resources for overall project as well as describing specific areas. Necessary files are linked and found under “Resources” on class website navigation menu. These forms should be presented as appendices in your submitted document. Each worksheet will be presented in dedicated appendix, shown in sequence as Appendix A, Appendix B, and so on until complete. Appendices follow the reference list in APA format. Content related to a worksheet should annotate the relevant appendix.
Example: “The design worksheet in appendix A shows that 20% of the total square footage will be used for the bar.”
The content of the writing will provide an analysis of the data presented as well as justification for decisions or claims being made. The content of the writing will also need to explain decisions made within context of the planning process, such as identifying what needed to be decided first or what decisions affected other aspects of the planning process.
The project planning analysis will need to include the following elements;
As with phase one, the above elements do not represent the framework or outline of the writing. These are only elements that must be addressed as if presenting to investors or partners.
Phase Three, Equipment Schedule
Having defined a portion of your menu and space allocation, you will now determine the equipment the operation will need. This part of the project involves two parts:
For part one, you will create a list of equipment [8-12] for your planned facility. The equipment list should be based on your menu and anticipated demand for various food items. Specify and explain how menu items will be related to specific equipment. You may need to also determine spacing and discuss how principles of design will affect equipment layout. Ease of Sanitation and Ease of Supervision are examples.
For part two, you will use the Internet and vendor websites to identify specific manufacturers and models of equipment used within pre-preparation, final preparation, and ware-washing. By exploring the manufacturer’s web sites, you can select the specific models you desire for your project. The writing should present cost comparisons for comparing and selecting the right equipment for your project.
You will need to select three  pieces of essential equipment for your planned operation and complete an Equipment Specification Worksheet [also found under “Resources” on class website navigation list]. These specifications will be added to your document as appendices.
The equipment schedule will need to include the following elements;
As with previous phases, the above elements do not represent the framework or outline of the writing. These are only elements that must be addressed as if presenting to investors or partners.
Phase Four, Project Evaluation
Finally, this is where you connect all of the dots and put it all together. Phase four will be the culmination of the project, submitted as one file; however, phase four should be developed as you proceed through each of the first three stages. For the final stage of the design project, you will reflect upon the first three phases and provide a critical analysis of selections that were made, decisions that were made, and justifications that were used. You will use this phase to anticipate and revise the project proposal as needed.
Specific considerations that should be evident in your critical analysis include the following;
As with previous phases, the above elements do not represent the framework or outline of the writing. These are only elements that must be addressed as if presenting to investors or partners. As such, a template is provided here. For this final submission, worksheets can be group together in an appendix dedicated to that specific type of worksheet. For example, equipment specifications will be grouped together in Appendix D. You will also need to provide a table for contents organized by phase milestone and elements contained therein. Contributing authors (group members) should be shown in the Table of Contents.
Example: 5.04 Feasibility Study (John Doe & Joe Schmoe)…….15
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