A comprehensive module in food preparation, cooking simple dishes and presentation.

$95.00 Price

225 mins Estimated Time

Components in this Module

1 - Introduction

  • Hygiene and Food Safety
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Hand Washing

2 - Organising Your Work

  • Organising Your Work
  • Checkpoint 1
  • Standard Recipe Cards

3 - Choosing Your Commodities

  • Choosing Your Commodities
  • Commodity Types
  • Commodity Identification Challenge
  • Preparation Lists
  • Waste Minimisation
  • Checkpoint 2

4 - Choosing Your Equipment

  • Choosing Your Equipment
  • Large Equipment
  • Large Equipment Examples
  • Large Equipment Examples Challenge
  • Small Equipment
  • Small Equipment Examples
  • Small Equipment Challenge
  • Common Kitchen Utensils
  • Common Kitchen Utensils Examples
  • Common Kitchen Utensils Challenge
  • Equipment Safety Concerns
  • Checkpoint 3

5 - Basic Food Preparation

  • Thawing and Rethermalising
  • Preparing Salads
  • Types of Dressings
  • Preparing Dressings
  • Checkpoint 4
  • Preparing Sandwiches
  • Types of Sandwiches
  • Sandwich Preparation
  • Preparing Common Items
  • Preparing Roux
  • Panada
  • Preparing Panada
  • Batters and Coatings
  • Batters
  • Dry Coatings
  • Using Dry Coatings
  • Marinades
  • Compound Butters
  • Melted Butters
  • Checkpoint 5
  • Preparing Fish and Shellfish
  • Fish and Shellfish Examples
  • Seafood Identification Challenge
  • Cleaning Fish
  • Filleting Round Fish Video
  • Shellfish
  • Crustaceans
  • Preparation of Prawns
  • Preparing Crustaceans
  • Molluscs
  • Preparing Molluscs
  • Preparing Poultry
  • Portion Cuts of Poultry
  • Preparing Poultry Videos
  • Preparing Meat
  • Meat Preparation and Trimming
  • Carcass Breakdowns - Lamb
  • Preparing Portion Cuts
  • Primal Cuts Challenge
  • Meat Offcuts
  • Preparing Garnishes
  • Checkpoint 6

6 - Cooking Simple Dishes

  • Cooking Simple Dishes
  • Cookery Methods
  • Grilling
  • Menu Examples Using Grilling
  • Shallow-Frying
  • Menu Examples Using Shallow Frying
  • Deep-Frying
  • Points of care with deep-frying
  • Menu Examples Using Deep Frying
  • Roasting
  • Menu Examples Using Roasting
  • Boiling
  • Menu Examples Using Boiling

7 - Presenting Food

  • Presenting Food
  • Industry Presentation Standards
  • Food Presentation
  • Presentation Styles
  • Food Presentation Principles
  • Assembly Tips
  • Shapes and Proportions
  • Portion Control Challenge
  • Flavour and Aroma
  • Colour
  • Texture
  • Temperature
  • Wrong Plates!
  • Garnishes
  • Fruit and Vegetable Garnishes
  • Suitable Sauces
  • Guidelines for Food Presentation
  • Presentation for Service Periods
  • Plate and Platter Arrangements
  • Assembling Platters
  • Replenishing Platters
  • Care of Crockery and Glassware
  • Common Mistakes in Assembling Food
  • Bad Assembly Examples
  • Overdoing It
  • Rushing It
  • Ignoring Standards
  • Food Presentation Sins and Remedies

8 - Displaying and Storing Food

  • Displaying and Storing Food
  • Checkpoint 7
  • Congratulations!


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