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ASSEMBLY, DELIVERY & SERVICE
DELIVERY & SERVICE
i) Distribution or delivery refers to the transportation of prepared foods from production to place of service.
ii) Service involves assembling prepared menu items and distributing them to the consumer.
Centralized delivery-service system
Prepared foods are portioned and assembled at a central area and then the completed orders are transported and delivered to the consumer.
Decentralized delivery-service system
Bulk quantities of prepared foods are sent hot and cold to serving kitchens located throughout the facility, where reheating, portioning, and meal assembly occur.
Assembly is the fitting together of prepared menu items to complete an entire menu.
TYPE OF FOODSERVICE SYSTEM
Size and physical layout of facility
The size and building arrangement of the facility are additional factors to consider when selecting a delivery system.
Style of service
Skill level of available personnel
Labor needs and required skills vary for different types of delivery systems and for the equipment used.
Space requirement or space available
The delivery-service system preferred should be stated early in the facility planning process.
A concern for energy use and its conservation plays a role in deciding on a delivery-service system.
STYLE OF SERVICE