CVABPCMG International Gastronomy

School of Business Administration in Karvina
Winter 2023
Extent and Intensity
2/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Ing. Miroslava Kostková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Klára Václavínková (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Ing. Miroslava Kostková, Ph.D.
Department of Tourism and Leisure Activities – School of Business Administration in Karvina
Contact Person: doc. Ing. Pavlína Pellešová, Ph.D.
Wed 10:35–12:10 VD110
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
CVABPCMG/01: Wed 13:05–13:50 VD110, K. Václavínková
FAKULTA ( OPF ) && TYP_STUDIA ( B ) && FORMA ( P ) && ( ROCNIK ( 2 ) || ROCNIK ( 3 ))
faculty SBA && bachelor form of study && full-time
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 50 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 24/50, only registered: 1/50
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to acquire basic knowledge and skills in the field of technology of preparation and servicing of food and beverages, organization of social events, according to the latest knowledge of nutrition science. Students will get to know the gastronomic operation, production and sales processes, acquire the basics of managing a gastronomic enterprise and will be acquainted with foreign and traditional Czech cuisine and modern gastronomic trends.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course, the student will be able to:
- identify and summarize important features of international gastronomy;
- identify and describe current domestic and foreign gastronomic trends;
- describe the factors that influence the consumer's decision to buy the gastronomy product;
- apply managerial principles to a practical problem;
- analyze current scientific knowledge in the field of gastronomy;
- design an individualized diet plan using nutritional recommendations.
  • . Importance of gastronomy in tourism, characteristics and its significance, historical development and formation of international cuisines, specifications of the most important representatives of world cuisines, common characteristics and differences, influences, importance of international gastronomy for tourism, culinary tourism.
    2. New trends in gastronomy, experiential gastronomy, new eating styles, specific features, significance and its influence on the development of tourism in the world, the most important global gastronomic trends, foodies and their influence on changing eating habits and lifestyle.
    3. Classification and management of gastronomic facilities
    Characteristics, division and specifications of catering facilities, commercial and institutional catering, catering services, product quality and customer purchasing decisions in gastronomy.
    4. Food and Beverages Management, classification of catering establishments, hotel catering, catering operations processes, purchasing and storage activities, production and sales, production and sales plan compilation, offer creation, food and beverage menu, gastronomic events, management of sales center activities and processes restaurant equipment, service methods and systems.
    5. Characteristic features of foreign cuisines
    Characteristic features of world cuisines according to geographical division, eating habits, Mediterranean cuisine, Eastern, Western, Central and Northern European cuisine, Oriental cuisine, African cuisine, English, American cuisine, Canadian and Australian cuisine, Asian cuisine, their influence on the development of modern world gastronomy .
    6. Czech national and regional gastronomy
    The importance and characteristic features of Czech, Moravian and Silesian gastronomy, the importance of regional gastronomy for the development of tourism.
    required literature
  • MLEJNKOVÁ, L. a kol. Služby společného stravování. Praha: VŠE, 2009. ISBN 978-80-245-1592-2. info
  • ZIMÁKOVÁ, B. Food & Beverage management. Praha: VŠH, 2006. ISBN 978-80-86578-55-2. info
    recommended literature
  • KOSTKOVÁ, M. a K. ŠTINDLOVÁ. Gastronomie. Studijní opora. Karviná: SU OPF. (k dispozici na, 2016. info
  • POLÁČEK, Jiří. Mezinárodní gastronomie: distanční studijní opora. Karviná: Slezská univerzita v Opavě, Obchodně podnikatelská fakulta v Karviné, 2012. ISBN 978-80-7248-769-1. info
  • METZ, R. a kol. Restaurace a host. Praha: Sobotáles, 2008. ISBN 978-80-86706-18-4. info
  • DITTNER, P. Dimension of the Hospitality Industry. 3. ed. New York: Wiley, 2002. ISBN 978-0-471-38479-3. info
  • ŠTĚTINA, V. A KOL. Jídelní lístek, nástroj řízení a věc prvořadého významu. Praha: Editpress, 2002. ISBN 8-238-8884-6. info
Teaching methods
Lecture Practical teaching in the Professional Center Expert lectures Excursion into operation
Assessment methods
Evaluation methods: Elaboration of a seminar paper and its successful defence (20% grade), 60% compulsory participation in seminars, active involvement in the department's research activities (20% grade), and written exam (60% grade).
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
Teacher's information
Requirements for the student: Active participation in seminars and expert lectures
elaboration and presentation of seminar work
active participation in the research of the department.
The course is also listed under the following terms Winter 2018, Winter 2019, Winter 2020, Winter 2021, Winter 2022.
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