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CLR 117 - Fundamentals of Culinary Skills

Credits: 3
2 Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours

Co-requisites: CLR 110  or previously taken

In this course students learn the fundamental concepts, skills and  techniques of basic cooking procedures through lecture, demonstration and lab work.  Basic knife skills and the preparation of stocks, thickening agents and sauces are emphasized.  The fundamentals of vegetable and starch cooking techniques are introduced.  Program knife kit and uniform are required for this course.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Explain the principles of kitchen safety and sanitation.
  2. Identify basic kitchen utensils and equipment associated with the culinary profession.
  3. Produce classical knife cuts to industry standards.
  4. Demonstrate the method of preparation for all major stocks and sauces.
  5. Explain the basic cooking styles of soups.
  6. Describe the basic cooking styles of eggs for breakfast cookery.
  7. Prepare vegetables and starches using basic cooking methods.
  8. Evaluate foods in terms of flavor, aroma, appearance, texture and presentation.
Listed Topics
  1. Kitchen equipment and tools
  2. Stocks, soups and sauces
  3. Knife skills
  4. Egg cookery
  5. Vegetables
  6. Grains
  7. Pasta
Reference Materials
Instructor-approved textbook and materials
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 3/12/2021

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