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CRT2000 Introduction Professional Cooking 5 credits

Prerequisite(s): Instructor consent

This course will focus on the fundamental principles of modern cooking. Students will learn about mise en place, what happens to food when it is heated, about how food is cooked with dry cooking methods, and about rules of seasoning and flavoring. The foundation of the professional kitchen is introduced through the basics of knife skills, stock, sauce and soup preparation. Theories which explain chemistry of cooking will be emphasized so students can successfully practice them in the kitchen. Emphasis will be placed on the vocabulary of cooking, procedures, ingredients, menu terms, food quality standards and equipment use.

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.