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Culinary Arts

CAP 103


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Credit Hours

(5-0) 5 Cr. Hrs.

Section Start Dates


Section NoStart Date
137822August 4, 2014
147822August 25, 2014

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Introduction to Professional Cooking Skills and Technique


Course Description

This course will provide aspiring chefs a broad orientation to the culinary industry so that they will better understand what is required to succeed. Emphasis for discussion will be on professionalism, safety and sanitation standards, equipment identification, identification of food products, knife handling skills and a basic understanding of stock making and basic cooking techniques. Students will be required to purchase an initial set of hand tools for skills development. Students must receive an overall GPA of 2.5 to pass the class, as well as pass the final practical with a minimum of 2.5.

Prerequisites

(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • CAP 102 or current ServSafe certification.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Examine the aspects of what it takes to be a chef.
  • Explain basic sanitation and safety guidelines as they apply to the food industry.
  • Perform basic cooking techniques.
  • Demonstrate proper knife skills.
  • Demonstrate proper use of kitchen equipment.
  • Differentiate between the standard food products found in a culinary kitchen.
  • Produce classical knife cuts.
  • Produce brown veal stock.
  • Produce white chicken stock.
  • Differentiate fresh herbs.
  • Differentiate dry spices.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of Culinary Arts Department operations.
  • Identify the major pieces of smallwares used in a Culinary kitchen.
  • Identify the major pieces of Culinary kitchen equipment.
  • Explain the uses of major pieces of Culinary kitchen equipment.
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