The layering of food items and finishing of cold platters with appropriate garnishes requires accuracy, patience, an eye for design and an awareness of suitable flavour combinations.

$85.00 Price

116 mins Estimated Time

Components in this Module

1 - Introduction

  • Welcome
  • Introduction

2 - Planning of Buffets

  • Planning of Buffets
  • Types of Buffet
  • Customer Needs and Expectations
  • Planning and Service Impacts
  • Checkpoint 1
  • Buffet Checklist
  • Selecting Suitable Menu Items
  • Typical Buffet Dishes
  • Calculating and Costing Menu Items
  • Dessert Food Costs
  • Selecting Ingredients and Equipment
  • Checkpoint 2
  • Selecting Equipment
  • Equipment Examples

3 - Buffet Production

  • Buffet Production
  • Buffet Production Key Items
  • Breads
  • Seafood
  • Caviar
  • Meat, Poultry, Game and Smallgoods
  • Forcemeat Production
  • Sauces
  • Chaud-Froid
  • Preparing Chaud-Froid
  • Aspic
  • Coating in Aspic
  • Accompanying Sauces
  • Checkpoint 3
  • Salads
  • Vegetables
  • Desserts
  • Keeping Qualities
  • Production Issues Checklist
  • Checkpoint 4
  • Hygiene Considerations
  • Buffet Layout and Design
  • Setup Check
  • Cold Platters
  • Centrepieces and Decorations
  • Centrepieces
  • Common Centrepieces and Decorations
  • Centrepiece Production

4 - Buffet Presentation and Service

  • Buffet Presentation and Service
  • Carving Meat
  • Carving Roast Beef
  • Carving Poultry
  • Poultry Carving
  • Checkpoint 5
  • Breakfast Presentation
  • Desserts Presentation
  • Cheese Presentation
  • Cheese
  • Environmental impacts
  • Checkpoint 6
  • Congratulations!


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