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Welcome to the assessment department of the Foodservice WikiProject! This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's Foodservice related articles. While much of the work is done in conjunction with the WP:1.0 program, the article ratings are also used within the project itself to aid in recognizing excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work.

The ratings are done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the {{WikiProject Food and drink |foodservice=yes}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Foodservice articles by quality and Category:Foodservice articles by importance, which serves as the foundation for an automatically generated worklist.


Frequently asked questions[edit]

How can I get my article rated? 
Please list it in the section for assessment requests below.
Who can assess articles? 
Any member of the Foodservice WikiProject is free to add or change the rating of an article.
Why didn't the reviewer leave any comments? 
Unfortunately, due to the volume of articles that need to be assessed, we are unable to leave detailed comments in most cases. If you have particular questions, you might ask the person who assessed the article; they will usually be happy to provide you with their reasoning.
What if I don't agree with a rating? 
You can list it in the section for assessment requests below, and someone will take a look at it. Alternately, you can ask any member of the project to rate the article again.
Aren't the ratings subjective? 
Yes, they are, but it's the best system we've been able to devise; if you have a better idea, please don't hesitate to let us know!

If you have any other questions not listed here, please feel free to ask them on the discussion page for this department.


Quality assessments[edit]

An article's quality assessment is generated from the class parameter in the {{WPFOOD}} project banner on its talk page:


The following values may be used for the class parameter to describe the quality of the article (see Wikipedia:Quality scale for assessment criteria):

FA (for featured articles only; adds articles to Category:FA-Class Foodservice articles) Featured article FA 
A (adds articles to Category:A-Class Foodservice articles) A-Class article A 
GA (for good articles only; adds articles to Category:GA-Class Foodservice articles)  GA 
B (adds articles to Category:B-Class Foodservice articles) B-Class article B 
C (adds articles to Category:C-Class Foodservice articles) C-Class article C 
Start (adds articles to Category:Start-Class Foodservice articles) Start-Class article Start 
Stub (adds articles to Category:Stub-Class Foodservice articles) Stub-Class article Stub 
FL (for featured lists only; adds articles to Category:FL-Class Foodservice articles) Featured list FL 
List (adds articles to Category:List-Class Foodservice articles)  List 

For pages that are not articles, the following values can also be used for the class parameter:

Book (for Wikipedia books; adds pages to Category:Book-Class Foodservice articles) Wikipedia Book Book 
Category (for categories; adds pages to Category:Category-Class Foodservice articles) Category page Category 
Disambig (for disambiguation pages; adds pages to Category:Disambig-Class Foodservice articles) Disambiguation page Disambig 
Draft (for drafts; adds pages to Category:Draft-Class Foodservice articles)  Draft 
File (for files and timed text; adds pages to Category:File-Class Foodservice articles)  File 
Redirect (for redirect pages; adds pages to Category:Redirect-Class Foodservice articles) Redirect page Redirect 
Portal (for portal pages; adds pages to Category:Portal-Class Foodservice articles)  Portal 
Project (for project pages; adds pages to Category:Project-Class Foodservice articles)  Project 
Template (for templates and modules; adds pages to Category:Template-Class Foodservice articles)  Template 
NA (for any other pages where assessment is unnecessary; adds pages to Category:NA-Class Foodservice articles)  NA 
??? (articles for which a valid class has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unassessed Foodservice articles)  ??? 

After assessing an article's quality, comments on the assessment can be added either to the article's talk page or to the /Comments subpage which will appear as a link next to the assessment. Adding comments will add the article to Category:Foodservice articles with comments. Comments that are added to the /Comments subpages will be transcluded onto the automatically generated work list pages in the Comments column.

Quality scale[edit]

WikiProject article quality grading scheme

Rating criteria[edit]

When reviewing articles, it is requested you use the following criteria for assigning a quality rating:

Class Criteria
A-Class article A
  1. The article is comprehensive, factually accurate, and focused on the main topic; it neglects no major facts or details without going into unnecessary detail.
  2. The article is consistently referenced and all claims are verifiable against reputable sources. It accurately represent the relevant body of published knowledge.
  3. It adheres to a Neutral Point of View.
  4. The article has an appropriate structure of hierarchical headings, including a concise lead section that summarizes the topic and prepares the reader for the detail in the subsequent sections, and a substantial but not overwhelming table of contents.
  5. The article is written in concise and articulate English; its prose is clear, is in line with style guidelines, and does not require substantial copy-editing to be fully MoS-compliant.
  6. The article contains supporting visual materials, such as images or diagrams with succinct captions, and other media, where appropriate.

An article may be rated an A if and only if it has been rated GA. Any article that has been demoted from FA should be assigned an A-class rating.

  1. It reasonably covers the topic, and does not contain obvious omissions or inaccuracies.
  2. It is suitably referenced; all major points have appropriate citations.
  3. It adheres to a Neutral Point of View.
  4. It has a defined structure, including a lead section and one or more sections of content.
  5. It is free from major grammatical errors.
  6. It contains appropriate supporting materials, such as an infobox, images, and diagrams.
  1. It reasonably covers the topic. Although accurate, it may contain some obvious omissions.
  2. It is suitably referenced; all major points have appropriate citations.
  3. It has a defined structure, including a lead section and one or more sections of content
  4. It is free from major grammatical errors.
  5. It contains appropriate supporting materials, such as an infobox, images, and diagrams.

The article has a meaningful amount of good content and has at least one serious element of gathered materials, including any one of the following:

  1. A subheading that fully treats an element of the topic
  2. Multiple subheadings that indicate material that could be added to complete the article
  3. Pictures and graphics

However, it is still weak in many areas and may not adhere to Neutral Point of View policies.

Any Wikipedia contributor can assign a quality assessment, however Good and Featured Articles assessments must be made through the proper nomination processes.

Importance assessment[edit]

An article's importance assessment is generated from the importance parameter in the {{WPFOOD}} project banner on its talk page:


The following values may be used for the importance parameter to describe the relative importance of the article within the project:

Top (adds articles to Category:Top-importance Foodservice articles)  Top 
High (adds articles to Category:High-importance Foodservice articles)  High 
Mid (adds articles to Category:Mid-importance Foodservice articles)  Mid 
Low (adds articles to Category:Low-importance Foodservice articles)  Low 
NA (adds articles to Category:NA-importance Foodservice articles)  NA 
??? (articles for which a valid importance rating has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unknown-importance Foodservice articles  ??? 

The importance parameter should be assigned according to the importance scale below.

Importance scale[edit]

The criteria used for rating article importance are not meant to be an absolute or canonical view of how significant the topic is. Rather, they attempt to gauge the probability of the average reader of Wikipedia needing to look up the topic (and thus the immediate need to have a suitably well-written article on it). Thus, subjects with greater popular notability may be rated higher than topics which are arguably more "important" but which are of interest primarily to students of Comics.

Note that general notability need not be from the perspective of editor demographics; generally notable topics should be rated similarly regardless of the country or region in which they hold said notability. Thus, topics which may seem obscure to a Western audience—but which are of high notability in other places—should still be highly rated.

WikiProject article importance scheme

Requesting an assessment[edit]

If you have made significant changes to an article and would like an outside opinion on a new rating for it, please feel free to list it below.

  • The article Chipotle Mexican Grill has had significant changes since last rated, and I believes it needs assessment for a new rating. Angryapathy (talk) 17:45, 24 September 2009 (UTC)

Assessment log[edit]

Foodservice taskforce:
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The logs in this section are generated automatically (on a daily basis); please don't add entries to them by hand.