Career Cluster: Hospitality
Course name/Description: Food and Nutrition
Our Work Experience Program teaches students appropriate work habits and skills for employment in the food service trade, focusing on food safety and sanitation, equipment safety, cooking skills, food production, inventory management, and ordering. Emphasis on accurate measurement and knowledge of food ingredients, an understanding of culinary vocabulary, Recognition of mental, social, emotional aspects of good health and the impact of one’s diet on it and application of the knowledge of food choices to plan a balanced diet. This course covers instruction in the foundations of culinary arts, including food theory, demonstrations and hands-on cooking. Students will engage in various food preparation techniques and will sample and sell their culinary creations. This particular program is designed to prepare High School students for the world of work in the restaurant/hospitality industry.
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
Explain various kitchen terminology
Apply different cooking techniques and predict their outcomes
Apply kitchen tools/equipment and their use
Plate food products for eye appeal and customer convenience
Demonstrate proper cooking procedures, fundamental baking techniques, and appropriate seasoning of food products
Apply correct sanitation techniques
Demonstrate the ability to work as a team
Programming/Courses included (units of study): n/a
College articulation: n/a
Technical assessments/Certification: Preparation for Serv-Safe Certification.
Career opportunities/Advisement: Entry level positions in the Hospitality Industry