Ben Nemeschansky

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Senior Lecturer, Programme Leader

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 8494

Email: ben.nemeschansky@aut.ac.nz

Physical Address:

Room WH515
AUT City Campus
49 Wellesley Street East 1010
Auckland
AUT University.



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Research Summary:

Ben completed his Masters dissertation exploring the current practice of menu analysis in a sample of independent restaurants in Dunedin, New Zealand. The research focused on the following four aims:

  • To identify and examine the various published theories of menu analysis.
  • To identify the menu analysis procedures that are adopted by menu planners in independent restaurants.
  • To ascertain what criteria are used by menu planners in independent restaurants in Dunedin, New Zealand when engaged in menu analysis.
  • To identify a menu analysis method or combination of methods that could be used by any independent restaurant in New Zealand to improve menu analysis procedures.

The ultimate aim of the study was to investigate the following:


"How do restaurateurs decide which method or combination of methods is best suited for their practical situation?" and "What benefits can be achieved from applying menu analysis methods to their operations?"

Publications:

  • Nemeschansky, B. (2005). How sharp is your axe? A study of menu analysis in independent restaurants in Dunedin, New Zealand. Unpublished Masters dissertation, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • Nemeschansky, B (2007) - Innovative teaching practices. Presentation at the Teaching and Learning Mini Conference, AUT University, School of Hospitality & Tourism
  • Nemeschansky, B. (2008). How sharp is your axe? A study of menu analysis in independent restaurants in Dunedin, New Zealand. Paper presented at the 18th Tourism and Hospitality Education and Research Conference 2009, see CHANGE: tourism & hospitality in a dynamic world, Freemantle, Western Australia
  • Nemeschansky, B (2009) - Menu Management. Presentation at the Teaching and Learning Mini Conference, AUT University, School of Hospitality & Tourism.

Awards:

  • 2000 - Otago Polytechnic Teaching Excellence Award.
  • 2005 – Sheffield Hallam University – Ps2 award for the top distance masters student
  • 2007 - AUTSA (AUT's student association) Awesome Award - Best Lecturer (Applied Humanities Faculty)
  • 2009 - AUT Vice Chancellors Excellence in Teaching Award.