WELCOME TO MS. D'AMICO'S CULINARY ARTS CLASS
Co-op Tech @ Canarsie, BK
Introduction to Culinary Arts is an entry level course that focuses on tools, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and baking.
This course is geared towards passing the NYC Food Handlers Certificate exam or ServSafe Food Handlers exam.
Students are prepared for positions in commercial kitchens prepping for the chefs and completing other
basic tasks before and during meal service.
If you are interested in finding out more about our program
please call our main office (718)-290-8600.
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The Soulful taste of good food.
We celebrate the colors, sounds, and flavors of
Holiday Meals and Treats!
Fall favorites coming right up
Focus+Creativity = A Sweet Culinary Combination
Ms. D’Amico’s Culinary Arts class discussed why it’s important to practice mindfulness at work and in school. When we are mindful, we cut down on accidents and injuries in the workplace. Students turned off their cellphones and tuned in for a truly creative, peaceful art project that focused on keeping your mind and body in the same place. Painting beach rocks in various colors, using words that bring them peace, and collaborating with each other to create a piece of themselves. Each student expressed why they chose the word they painted on his/her rock. One student added that- "When we are focused and in the moment we get the most out of what Ms. D’Amico is teaching us, and from one another."
Fall into the scents
and flavors of Autumn.
Eye Spy A Delicious Pie!
We will be baking pies using all the flavors and spice of Autumn. Apple, Pumpkin, Sweet Potato, Cherry and More!
We are working on becoming more mindful in the classroom. This will allow us to remember more of what we learn. Practicing focus also cuts down on work place accidents. We feel good when we are being paid attention to. We learn from eachother!
Paid in Full
It is always our program goal to provide employment support and assistance. Students are actively working on their resumes and cover letters. We will be discussing careers in food service that will provide students with a viable career path. Using the internet, students will compile a list of resources and opportunities that may result in employment.
What's Going On In The Kitchen
I would like to welcome all of our students to their culinary classroom.
In the upcoming weeks, we will be covering the following listed below.
The Meaning of Mindfulness
Culinary Arts Careers
Wage & Compensation
Food Service Safety & Sanitation
Food Temps & Danger Zones
The Core Four
The Big Eight
Physical & Chemical Contaminants
Allergies and Food Service
Food Borne Illness
Following Simple Directions
Safe Knife Handling
Price Gouging & Consumer Awareness
Selling yourself on a job interview
What is a Resume?
What does Seasonal mean?
Identifying Seasonal Spices
Using a graphic organizer in food service
Baking Seasonal Pies
Preparing foods associated with Autumn
Becoming Creative In Food Service-
Thinking outside the box.
Cooking for the Holidays
Learning about Oils and Fats
Dressing for Food Service Success!
Resume and Portfolio Building
Gingerbread House Making
Seasonal Cookies and Treats
We Eat With Our Eyes
CULINARY STUDENTS STUDY HOW ART AND FOOD ARE CONNECTED.
I believe imagination and ingenuity are the foundation of a successful student. Chefs need to be focused, out of the box thinkers that can transform the simplest of ingredients into a work of art. We use art in our classroom to foster the development of visionaries.
Seasonal Scents and Spice
Fractional Slices of Pizza
Recipe of the Month
Roasted Butternut Squash
Recipe of The Month
Sicilian Pizza Dough
Preparation 10 min Cook Time 20 min Total Time 30min
1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
1 teaspoon white sugar
1 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
2 1/2 cups bread flour
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). In a medium bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
Stir in flour, salt and oil. Beat until smooth. Let rest for 5 minutes.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and pat or roll into a round. Transfer crust to a lightly greased pizza pan or baker's peel dusted with cornmeal. Spread with desired toppings and bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Let baked pizza cool for 5 minutes before serving.
Check out the best slices in Brooklyn: http://www.bkmag.com/2016/04/18/brooklyns-best-pizza-slices/
We Love You Wiggie!
On May 23rd, Our Classroom Mascot Wiggie
passed away at 17. Sharing Wiggie stories and posting new photographs of the most photogenic feline gave me such great joy! I hope Wiggie inspired each of my students to take an extra moment to be kind to an animal. He was more than a cat, and will always have a special place in our hearts! R.I.P We Love YOU!
Please check out our Google Classroom.
Please check this area of our website for any announcements or u[pdates regarding online learning. All of your assignments will be posted to our google classroom. The link is provided above. Our latest photos and projects will be featured in this area as well. All questions should be directed to my email
@ firstname.lastname@example.org. Stay Well and Safe always! Ms. D.
Test Prep Sites
Please sign into your account and complete the Food Protection Course Modules.
Please check ServSafe.com for additional study guides.
Quizlet has a helpful link- https://quizlet.com/12376152/food-handlers-flash-cards/