Culinary Syllabus

Secondary Competency Task List
100 DEMONSTRATE SAFETY PROCEDURES
101 Wear appropriate apparel in the food preparation area.
102 Demonstrate safe use of cutting tools.
103 Demonstrate procedures for safe lifting and carrying of heavy objects.
104 List common causes of typical accidents and injuries in the food service industry.
105 Follow appropriate emergency procedures for kitchen and dining room injuries.
106 Describe appropriate types and use of fire extinguishers used in the food service area.
107 Pass safety tests for all motor-driven and stationary equipment.
108 Complete safety checklist  and demonstrate general safety procedures in a food preparation area.
109 Recognize safe design and construction features of food production equipment and facilities (i.e. NSF, UL, OSHA, ADA, etc.).
110 Review Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and explain their requirements in handling hazardous materials.
200 DEMONSTRATE SANITATION PROCEDURES
201 Demonstrate good personal hygiene and health practices that must be followed in the food service area.
202 Demonstrate the difference between cleaning and sanitizing equipment and facilities.
203 Identify proper waste disposal methods and recycling.
204 Maintain and develop schedule and procedures for sanitizing equipment and facilities.
205 Demonstrate precautions to follow when handling blood borne pathogens (ECP).
206 List reasons for and signs of food spoilage and contamination.
207 Describe cross-contamination and acceptable procedures to follow when preparing and storing for temperature control safety (TCS) of foods.
208 Identify the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) during all food handling processes as a method for minimizing the risk of food borne illness.
209 Describe laws and rules of the regulatory agencies governing sanitation and safety in food service operations.
210 Describe and demonstrate ServeSafe certification requirements.
300 DEMONSTRATE KNOWLEDGE OF THE FOOD INDUSTRY
301 Trace growth and development of the hospitality and tourism industry.
302 Describe the various cuisines and their relationship to history and cultural development.
303 Identify professional organizations that compare and contrast their purposes and benefits to the industry.
304 Evaluate career opportunities utilizing field trips, guest speakers, and other industry resources.
400 PURCHASING, RECEIVING AND STORAGE PROCEDURES
401 Demonstrate proper receiving and storing of fresh, frozen, refrigerated, and staple goods
402 Demonstrate labeling requirements for food products.
403 Discuss legal and ethical consideration of purchasing.
404 Inventory food and non-food items kept on hand.
405 Explain the procedures for rotation of stock and for costing and evaluating including FIFO.
500 DEMONSTRATE SKILL IN GARDE MANGE
501 Identify tools and equipment used in GARDE MANGER and emphasizing safety and sanitation procedures.
502 Develop fundamental skills in the preparations of cold items to include soups, presentation techniques.
503 Demonstrate food presentation techniques, i.e. platters, bowls, and plates.
504 Demonstrate basic garnishes to produce decorative pieces to include fruit/vegetable carvings and accompaniments.
505 Identify and prepare types of hors d’oeuvers, canapés, appetizers, and fancy sandwiches.
506 Identify and prepare types of hot and cold sandwiches.
507 Wrap and store cold sandwiches.
600 DEMONSTRATE USE AND CARE OF CUTTING TOOLS & UTENSILS
601 Identify and demonstrate use and care of kitchen cutting tools and utensils.
602 Demonstrate how to carve, cut, slice, and trim meat, seafood and poultry
603 Demonstrate classical cuts
700 DEMONSTRATE USE AND CARE OF MECHANICAL FOOD PREPARATION EQUIPMENT
701 Identify various types and uses of kitchen equipment.
702 Define and understand general safety requirements and procedures for kitchen equipment.
703 Operate and clean major appliances such as a refrigerator, dish washer, ovens, range and freezer.
704 Operate and clean mixers.
705 Operate and clean a slicer, food processor and food grinder.
706 Operate and clean a deep fat fryer.
707 Operate and clean steam cooking equipment.
708 Operate and clean a proof cabinet
709 Operate and clean a steamer or steam kettle.
710 Operate and clean a steam table.
711 Operate and clean oven.
712 Operate and clean coffee equipment.
713 Operate and clean a broiler, griddle and grill.
714 Operate and clean a can opener.
715 Operate a waste disposal
716 Operate and prepare items for retail sale.
800 DEMONSTRATE  HOW TO PREPARE STANDARDIZED RECIPES
801 Demonstrate how to read and follow a standardized recipes within industry time limits.
802 Reduce and increase a recipe.
803 Describe components of the recipes, such as yield, time, and nutrition fact.
900 DEMONSTRATE KNOWLEDGE OF NUTRITION
901 List food groups and recommended servings in the current USDA Food Guide for My Plate.
902 Discuss current dietary guidelines and recommended dietary allowances.
903 Interpret food labels in terms of the portion size, ingredients, and nutritional value.
904 Describe primary functions and major food sources of major nutrients.
905 List the six food groups in the current USDA Food Guide for My Plate and the recommended daily servings from each group.
906 Discuss and demonstrate cooking techniques and storage principles for maximum retention of nutrients.
907 Discuss various contemporary nutritional concerns such as allerges, vegetarianism, heart healthy menus, and religious dietary laws.
1000 PREPARE BREAKFAST FOODS
1001 Identify common breakfast foods and condiments.
1002 Prepare various egg cookery methods
1003 Prepare breakfast potatoes.
1004 Prepare breakfast meats.
1005 Prepare and cook pancakes, griddle cakes and waffles.
1006 Prepare hot breakfast cereals.
1007 Prepare crepes.
1008 Prepare and cook fritters.
1100 DEMONSTRATE KNOWLEDGE OF BEVERAGES
1101 Match terms related to beverages with their correct definitions.
1102 List the standards of quality for coffee and tea.
1103 Reconstitute powdered and frozen beverages.
1200 PREPARE VEGETABLES AND  FRUITS
1201 Identify and prepare market forms of vegetables and fruits.
1202 Prepare vegetables by boiling, simmering, steaming, baking, sautéing, blanching, and grilling.
1203 List the factors to consider when preparing vegetables and fruits.
1204 Explain and describe the standards of quality for cooked vegetables.
1205 Identfying and prepare different forms of potatoes.
1300 PREPARE PASTA AND RICE
1301 Identify and prepare market forms of pasta and rice using various croping methods.
1302 List the standards of quality for receiving pasta and rice.
1303 Identify and prepare various cooking methods using pasta and rice.
1304 List the standards of quality for cooked pasta and rice.
1400 PREPARE CHEESE
1401 Identify various classes of cheese.
1402 Select common cheese textures.
1403 Properly handle cheese.
1404 Identify and prepare foods using cheese as main ingredient such as dressings, platters, spreads, and fillings.
1405 Slice, grate, cube and shape cheese.
1500 PREPARE SALADS, FRUITS, AND SALAD DRESSINGS
1501 Identify and prepare types of salads.
1502 Identify basic parts of a salad.
1503 Prepare and store salad greens.
1504 Prepare a variety of protein salads.
1505 Demonstrate methods of serving salads.
1506 Prepare various types of dressings, temporary, permanent and cooked.
1507 Peel, cut and zest fruits and vegetables.
1508 Set-up/maintain/breakdown salad bars properly.
1600 PROPERLY ADD SEASONINGS TO FOODS
1601 List market forms in which herbs, spices and seasonings may be available.
1602 Analyze the quality of spices & flavorings.
1603 Explain techniques for seasoning uncooked foods.
1604 Use and identify seasonings, herbs and condiments.
1605 Test foods for proper seasoning by taste, smell, texture, and sight.
1700 PREPARE STOCKS, SOUPS AND SAUCES
1701 Identify, prepare and evaluate a variety of stocks.
1702 Identify, prepare and evaluate a variety of mother and small sauces.
1703 Prepare and evaluate types of soups.
1704 Identify the purpose of sauces and gravies.
1705 Identify and prepare thickening agents for sauces.
1706 Demonstrate knowledge of standards of quality for stocks, soups, and sauces.
1800 IDENTIFY PREPARE AND COOK MEATS
1801 Identify primal, sub-primal and retail cuts and their sources.
1802 Prepare beef, veal, pork and lamb
1803 Identify factors affecting the cooking of beef, veal, pork, poultry, and seafood.
1804 Describe how to cook poultry and seafood using dry and moist heat cooking methods.
1805 Demonstrate methods for checking degrees of doneness.
1806 Identify types of poultry and their market forms.
1807 Identify types of seafood and their market forms.
1900 DEMONSTRATE SKILL IN BASIC BAKING PRACTICES
1901 Define vocabulary terms used in baking.
1902 Identify and demonstrate equipment and utensils used in baking and discuss proper use and care.
1903 List and describe the factors influencing the quality of baked products.
1904 Identify ingredients used in baking and describe their properties.
1905 Identify and prepare a variety of quick breads.
1906 Identify and prepare a variety of types of pies and tarts.
1907 Identify and prepare a variety of fillings and toppings for pastries and baked goods.
1908 Identify, prepare, and evaluate variety yeast products such as to bread, rolls and sweet rolls.
1909 Match bread ingredients with their functions.
1910 Identify, prepare and evaluate baking powder biscuits.
1911 Identify, prepare and evaluate cake doughnuts.
1912 Identify, prepare and evaluate standards of quality cakes.
1913 Identify, prepare, apply and evaluate various types of icings.
1914 Identify, prepare and evaluate various types of cookies and bar cookies.
1915 Discuss and demonstrate the procedure for preparing puff pastry.
1916 Prepare and evaluate pate a choux.
1917 Identify, prepare and evaluate a variety of custards and puddings
1918 Identify, prepare and evaluate a variety of frozen desserts.
2000 PLAN AND COST MENUS
2001 Plan and design a menu based upon customer and management needs.
2002 List the methods to use for giving variety to a menu.
2003 List the reasons for costing recipes.
2004 Plan, prepare, produce, and serve a complete menu based on customer and management needs.
2100 PERFORM  INSTITUTIONAL FOOD SERVICE PROCEDURES
2101 Identify and demonstrate proper use and care of smallwares.
2102 Set up, operate, and clean a dish room during restaurant service.
2103 Set up, operate, and clean various prep stations in the restaurant kitchen.
2104 Demonstrate opening and closing procedures for “back of-the- house” operations.
2105 Perform duties as a cook.
2106 Perform duties as a cook’s helper.
2107 Perform duties as an expediter.
2108 Perform duties as a dessert person.
2109 Perform duties as a line server and beverage person.
2200 PERFORM “FRONT- OF- THE- HOUSE” OPERATIONS
2201 Identify and describe various types of service used in restaurants.
2202 Perform the basic duties of a wait person.
2203 Perform duties of a host/hostess.
2204 Perform duties of a beverage person.
2205 Perform duties as a cashier to include register operations, record keeping and reconcile cash accounts.
2206 Perform duties of a salad bar attendant.
2207 Perform duties of a bus person, food runner, and liquid server.
2208 Perform sidework duties.
2209 Serve on a serving line.
2210 Handle a compliment and complaint.
2211 Define hospitality and the importance of quality customer service within the hospitality industry.
2300 PERFORM DINING ROOM SERVICE
2301 Describe the rules and responsibilities of personnel for dining service.
2302 Describe the general rules of table settings and service.
2303 Discuss sales techniques for service personnel including menu knowledge and suggestive selling.
2304 Explain inter-relationships and work flow between dining room and kitchen operations.
2305 Develop an awareness of special customer needs including dietary needs and food allergies as it relates to the menu.
2306 Demonstrate an understanding of guest service and customer relations, including handling of difficult situations and accommodations for the disabled.
2307 Discuss various procedures for processing guest checks.
2308 Close a dining room for the day.
2400 DEMONSTRATE SKILL IN THE USE OF A PERSONAL COMPUTER
2401 Perform care and handling of computer hardware and software.
2402 Describe proper use of industry standard software, such as Point of Sale systems (P.O.S.).
2403 Describe use of industry computer accessories and peripherals such as scanners, touch screens and printers,
2404 Describe use of current industry communication and research technology, including e-mail usage and hand-held equipment