HSP203 - Food, Theory and Practice

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Subject Title
Food, Theory and Practice

Subject Description

This course provides students with an introduction to the techniques, basic fundamental culinary skills, and preparation that are required in a professional kitchen. This course also covers the principles involved in an effective food and beverage control system, including menu pricing, staffing and computer applications. Students will develop culinary terminology, hands-on skills, and develop knowledge of product standards through a series of menu creations, food pairings, and understand not only how to use ingredients and processes, but why they are used. Using a computerized simulation, students will understand the concepts of restaurant management. All students will complete Basics Food Safety Training Certification.


Credit Status
One credit towards the Hospitality - Hotel & Restaurant Services Management Diploma Program or the Hospitality Foundations Certificate.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1.    Understand basic food and safety procedures
2.    Apply principles of cost controls and pricing in menu design
3.    Recognize the various elements of a modern kitchen
4.    Develop the skills and knowledge required to work in a team environment
5.    Understand the various costs in operating a food service establishment
6.    Demonstrate knowledge of the correct tools and techniques involved in food preparation
7.    Forecast production needs based on sales history
8.    Understand the importance of cost controls
9.    Use correct business etiquette and adhere to professional standards of dress, hygiene and grooming

Essential Employability Skills
Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.