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ERIC Number: ED099085
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Pages: 32
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Food Service Follow-up Study.
Scott, David C.
Bakersfield City College reports on a followup study done to evaluate their Food Service Management Program. The program offers courses in three areas: certification and skill updating for those already employed in school cafeteria work, an A.A. degree program, and avocational courses for extended day students. Identical questionnaires were sent to the 65 cafeteria workers and 21 degree candidates. Of the 45 responding workers, most had entered school cafeteria work because of previous experience, inner motivation, or the good working hours. A majority had supervisory responsibility, had held their current position five years or more, and were paid below $5,000 annually. Whereas most of these school workers were middle-aged females, 10 of the 14 responding A.A. degree candidates were young (21-25) males. Most were employed in institutions other than schools and were less experienced and better paid than school workers. Both the workers and the degree candidates found their courses useful in providing skills for advancement. They suggested a broader variety of courses, especially for the school lunch programs. The avocational students, in a separate survey, indicated an interest in more variety beyond the Modern Buffet, Foreign Foods, and Wines courses now available. They suggested that more avocational courses be taught in the evening. (MJK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Bakersfield Coll., CA.