Vegetables, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes are used extensively on menus throughout the day. They are used in breakfast items, entrées and accompaniments and even as main courses by themselves.

Traditionally, these items were prepared by the Chef Entremettier (vegetable section) except for fruit and pasta which were produced by the Chef Patissier. Preparing and cooking these items correctly is a key skill for any professional chef.

$95.00 Price

280 mins Estimated Time

Components in this Module

1 - Introduction

  • Welcome
  • Introduction
  • Menu Impacts
  • Environmental Concerns
  • Selecting Ingredients
  • Selecting Equipment
  • Assembling and Preparing Ingredients

2 - Vegetable and Fruit Knowledge

  • Vegetable and Fruit Knowledge
  • Nutrition in Vegetables and Fruit
  • Factors Influencing Vitamin Retention
  • Minerals (Trace Elements)
  • Types of Vegetables and Fruit
  • Checkpoint 1
  • Green Vegetables
  • Heirloom Varieties
  • Fungi
  • Fruit and Vegetable Picture Examples
  • Mushroom Storage and Preparation
  • Checkpoint 2
  • Herbs
  • Fruits
  • Nuts
  • Storage of Fruit and Nuts
  • Fruit, Herbs and Nuts Picture Examples
  • Fruit and Vegetable Identification Challenge
  • Checkpoint 3
  • Seasonality of Vegetables and Fruit
  • Purchasing Specifications for Vegetables, Fruits and Nuts
  • Portion Sizes of Vegetables
  • Hygiene Issues
  • Purchasing, Storage and Handling of Vegetables
  • Handling Procedures
  • Principles for Storage
  • Preparation Techniques
  • Precision Cuts: Brunoise
  • Precision Cuts: Jardiniere
  • Precision Cuts: Julienne
  • Precision Cuts: Macedoine
  • Precision Cuts: Paysanne
  • Organisation and Workflow

3 - Vegetables and Fruit Cookery

  • Vegetables and Fruit Cookery
  • Cookery Methods for Vegetables
  • Differences in Cookery Methods
  • Vegetables Cookery Methods Moist Heat
  • Vegetables Cookery Methods Dry Heat and Microwave
  • Cookery Methods Used for Fruit
  • Fruit Cookery Methods Moist Heat
  • Fruit Cookery Methods Dry Heat and Microwave
  • Checkpoint 4
  • Menu Uses of Vegetables and Fruit
  • Menu Uses of Fruit
  • Appropriate Sauces for Vegetables and Fruit
  • Vegetarian Diets
  • Using Vegetarian Dishes

4 - Potato Dishes

  • Potato Dishes
  • Potato Types
  • Potato Accompaniments
  • Baked Potato Dishes
  • Baked Potato Dish Examples
  • Water-Finished Potato Dishes
  • Water-Finished Potato Dish Examples
  • Water-Blanched & Fat-Finished Potato Dishes
  • Water-Blanched & Fat-Finished Potato Dish Examples
  • Fat-Blanched & Fat-Finished Potato Dishes
  • Fat-Blanched & Fat-Finished Potato Dish Examples
  • Directly Fat-Finished Potato Dishes
  • Directly Fat-Finished Potato Dish Examples
  • Duchess Potatoes (Pommes Duchesse)
  • Duchess Potato Dishes
  • Duchess Potato Dish Examples
  • Basic Preparation for Duchess Potatoes
  • Making Duchess Potatoes
  • Checkpoint 5

5 - Farinaceous Dishes

  • Farinaceous Dishes
  • Pasta
  • Dried Pasta
  • Boiling Dried Pasta
  • Common Pasta Varieties
  • Pasta Varieties Examples
  • Pasta Identification Challenge
  • Preparing Fresh Pasta
  • Preparing Fresh Pasta Video
  • Boiling Fresh Pasta
  • Pasta Dishes
  • Noodles
  • Gnocchi
  • Gnocchi Varieties
  • Checkpoint 6
  • Rice
  • Rice Types Picture Examples
  • Rice Menu Items
  • Risotto
  • Making Risotto
  • Conde Rice
  • Making Pilaf Rice
  • Chinese-style Boiled or Steamed Rice
  • Fried Rice
  • Making Fried Rice
  • Semolina
  • Couscous
  • Cracked Wheat and Bulgur
  • Sago and Tapioca
  • Polenta
  • Making Polenta
  • Grain Identification Challenge
  • Pulses (Legumes)
  • Pulses (Legumes) Examples
  • Preparing Pulses
  • Farinaceous Menu Examples
  • Purchasing and Storage
  • Checkpoint 7

6 - Egg Knowledge

  • Egg Knowledge Overview
  • Types of Eggs
  • Culinary Uses
  • Egg Structure
  • Egg Convenience Products
  • Eggs and Hygiene
  • Freshness of the Egg
  • Storage and Handling of Eggs
  • Processing Eggs
  • Separating Eggs
  • Cooking with Eggs
  • Protein Coagulation
  • Cooking with Eggs Cont.
  • Checkpoint 8
  • Boiling Eggs
  • How to Boil an Egg
  • Frying Eggs
  • How to Fry an Egg
  • Poaching Eggs
  • How to Poach an Egg
  • Menu Uses of Eggs
  • Problem Solving for Eggs
  • Suitable Accompaniments

7 - Presentation and Storage

  • Presentation and Storage
  • Storage

8 - Conclusion

  • Conclusion
  • Checkpoint 9
  • Congratulations!


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