Appetisers and salads are high profit menu items and as they are often the first dish that a customer receives, they must entice the eye and palate. Being well organised and working cleanly and hygienically will support you in creating attractive and tasty menu items. Appetisers can be served as an hors d oeuvre before a function, on plates served to the customer or as self service for customers, via a buffet.

$95.00 Price

155 mins Estimated Time

Components in this Module

1 - Introduction

  • Introduction
  • Appetiser Definitions

2 - Preparing to Cook

  • Selecting Ingredients
  • Selecting Equipment
  • Assembling and Preparing Ingredients
  • Checkpoint 1

3 - Appetisers

  • Menu Sequence 3-Course Meal
  • Menu Sequence 5-Course Meal
  • Menu Sequence Example
  • Using the Classical Menu Sequence
  • Amuse Bouche
  • Making an Amuse Bouche
  • Canapes
  • Constructing Canapes
  • Constructing Canapes Video
  • Checkpoint 2
  • Cold Canapes
  • Cold Canape Menu Examples
  • Hot Canapes
  • Menu Examples - Hot Canapes
  • Hot Canape Menu Examples
  • Hors doeuvre
  • Savouries
  • Entrees
  • Entrees on the Menu
  • Types of Entrees
  • Cold Entrees
  • Hot Entrees
  • Warm Entrees
  • Entree Menu Examples
  • Entrees Challenge
  • Checkpoint 3
  • Ethnic Varieties
  • Antipasti
  • Asian Varieties
  • Sandwiches
  • Checkpoint 4
  • Presenting Appetisers
  • Adjusting Appetisers
  • What Not To Do!
  • Organisation
  • Appetisers on the Menu
  • Portion Sizes
  • Portion Sizes and Food Cost
  • General Guidelines for Appetisers
  • Checkpoint 5

4 - Salads

  • Salads
  • Lettuce Examples
  • Lettuce Types Challenge
  • Salad Classification
  • Salad Classification Examples
  • Preparation and Production of Salads
  • Production Organisation
  • Points of Care

5 - Dressings

  • Dressings
  • Vegetable Oils
  • Menu Uses of Oils
  • Olive Oils
  • Checkpoint 6
  • Vinegars
  • Mustard
  • Overview of Dressings
  • Checkpoint 7
  • Vinaigrette
  • How to Make a Vinaigrette
  • Mayonnaise
  • How to Make Mayonnaise
  • Dairy-Based Dressings
  • Miscellaneous Dressings
  • Accompanying Sauces for Appetisers
  • Relishes
  • Dips

6 - Storage of Appetisers and Salads

  • Storage of Appetisers and Salads
  • Checkpoint 8
  • Congratulations!


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