Culinary Arts

CAP 297

Salon Competition 2

Course Description

A continuation of Salon Competition 1 for students who have decided to compete at state, national and/or international level culinary competition(s). The students must have demonstrated proficiency for competition in Salon Competition 1 to be approved as participants in this advanced course. Selected students form a College Culinary Team and, as such, can represent Schoolcraft College in culinary competition(s).


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

  • Approval to participate is made by the Chef Instructor and satisfactory completion of
  • CAP 295 .

Course Competencies

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

  • Prepare to compete in a Culinary competition.
  • Identify quality food displays for Culinary competitions.
  • Identify the components of a properly balanced food display.
  • Produce the components of a properly balanced food display.
  • Produce hot food presentations for competition.
  • Produce cold food presentations for competition.
  • Prepare functional garnishes for cold food presentations.
  • Prepare functional garnishes for hot food presentations.
  • Demonstrate proper slicing techniques.
  • Demonstrate proper portioning techniques.
  • Demonstrate basic culinary cooking fundamentals.
  • Demonstrate proper sanitation procedures.
  • Show proper layout in the presentation of food.
  • Evaluate strong line/weak line theory.
  • Demonstrate proper transportation of foods.
  • Develop mystery basket menus.
  • Adapt in a team environment.
  • Complete the requirements necessary for an ACF (American Culinary Federation) membership.

Course Schedule

Currently no sections of this class are being offered.

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