A Exploratory Study on the Development of Star Menus in the Western Restaurants of the Hotels Focused on the Tourism Hotels in Seoul

호텔 양식당의 스타메뉴 개발에 관한 탐색적 연구 -서울지역 특1급 호텔을 중심으로-

  • Lee, Eun-Jung (Dept. of Food & nutritions, Ewha Womans University) ;
  • Lee, Jong-Kil (Dept. of Culinary & Foodservice Management, Sejong University)
  • 이은정 (이화여자대학교 생활환경대학 식품영양학전공) ;
  • 이종길 (세종대학교 조리외식경영)
  • Published : 2006.12.31


This exploratory study is to analyze the status of star menus and suggest the development strategy of star menus in the western restaurants of the tourism hotels in Seoul. The data was collected from the chefs who have been working over 15-years in tourism hotels in Seoul by judgement sampling. The questionnaire was composed of Miller and Pavesic's 'Fifty tips for a successful menu' and Khan's 'The evaluation of menu item development', The 30-menu items were selected from the 1st survey on the menu items that were high in both popularity and contribution margin by menu engineering method. The selected menu items were analyzed by 14 lists: simplicity, ready availability of ingredients, quality, flavor, presentation, preparation, service method, nutrition quality, preference, profitability, serving temperature, descriptive copy of menu and publicity. As a result of the study, appetizer category was recorded the highest score by 4.09. Smoked salmon, Tomato and mozzarella cheese, Cream of mushroom, Cream of asparagus, French onion soup, Grilled beef tenderloin, Grilled rib-eye steak, Roasted lamb rack, King prawn, Seafood spaghetti, Chef's salad, Caesar salad, Organic salad, Fruit plate, Italian tiramisu and Yogurt ice cream were recorded high score. The development strategy of star menu is belows : the menu writer must consider the productivity, effectiveness, popularity and profitability, the regular customers want varieties and creativity in the menu and the operators have to include the star menu items in the set menu.


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