Apr 01, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

HC 126 - Intermediate Hot Food

Credit Hours: 4

A continuation of the study and practice of preparation and presentation of hot food items being served in commercial establishments. A research-based awareness of current trends in ingredients and preparation techniques will lead to laboratory practice including, but not limited to, spa cuisine, pasta dishes and the use of exotic fruits and vegetables. The student’s work will culminate in a practical food preparation exam.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate the proper use of tools and operation of equipment needed for food preparation, production and storage;
  • demonstrate safe and sanitary procedures for food preparation and storage;
  • fulfill the requirements of the laboratory maintenance schedule;
  • demonstrate an increased proficiency in the culinary techniques (organization, knife, mise en place) used in hot food preparation over introductory level skills;
  • employ elementary menu planning techniques, select a starch and vegetable accompaniment for a given entrée;
  • calculate the proper amounts for the entire class of all ingredients needed for the recipe, and requisition them from the storeroom;
  • write a clear, accurate recipe for the starch and vegetable items then complete a recipe cost analysis report for these recipes;
  • identify proper preparation techniques, storage and handling methods and characteristics for fruits, vegetables, tubers and roots, and farinaceous ingredients; and
  • successfully demonstrating to chef instructors handling, cooking and serving seasonal vegetables, starch and/or potato, and a basic entrée in the time set.

Prerequisites: HC 124
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