CUL 270 : Culinary Arts Capstone

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Culinary Arts Capstone



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HM 210.

Course Description

Provides a capstone experience operating a fine-dining, a la carte restaurant. Covers back of the house skills like food safety and sanitation, knife cuts, dry heat cooking methods, moist heat cooking methods, combination cooking methods, vegetable cookery, starch cookery, sauce cookery, and final plate presentation. Also emphasizes guest interaction and dining-room service.

Course learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate professionalism, organization, safety, and sanitation in kitchen and dining room service in an active restaurant.
2. Perform the proper preparation and service of a fine-dining meal.
3. Demonstrate and critique various cooking methods.
4. Design final plate presentation for dining room service in an active restaurant.

Content outline

  1. Kitchen equipment
  2. Restaurant staff relations
  3. Restaurant point of sale systems
  4. Menu design considerations
  5. Safety
  6. Sanitation
  7. Organization
  8. Recipe costing
  9. Purchasing
  10. Receiving
  11. Labor needs
  12. Inventory

Required materials

Requires uniform and culinary arts tool kit available at the COCC bookstore.

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