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WELCOME TO
MS. D'AMICO'S
CULINARY ARTS CLASS

The School For Cooperative Technical Education

Brooklyn, NY 11236

Food connects us, and food is connected to everything. That is what inspired me to teach Culinary Arts at Coop-Tech in Brooklyn. I believe that what we put on our plates reflects our individuality. Our classroom values, and encourages your individual journey into the Food Service Industry.

Culinary Arts is an entry level, one year program that focuses on what you need specifically to gain employment in food service. We cultivate your talent, and pair it with practice and skill. You will have full access to our classroom kitchen where you will begin to understand what it takes to maintain a safe and sanitized workspace. Your imagination will be ignited as you learn how to take basic recipes and create your unique versions. Art, Music, Writing, Math, Science and History all intertwine with the many paths we will travel down discovering flavors, cooking methods, and presentation. Every student has the opportunity to earn their Servsafe Food Safety Certificate, and The NYC Food Handler's Card. Students are prepared for positions in commercial kitchens prepping for chefs and completing other basic tasks before and during meal service. You will realize your potential, and leave work ready! 

If you are interested in finding out more about our program please call our main office @(718)-290-8600.

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Course Objectives

Analyze the importance of balancing a career, family, and leisure activities. 

Apply effective practices for managing time and energy.
Apply team-building skills

Apply decision-making and problem-solving skills.

Develop and exhibit a good work ethic.
Identify traits for gaining and retaining employment.
Discuss the history and development of the food service industry.
Analyze how current trends in society affect the food service industry.
Explain how taste and smell combine to give foods their flavors.
Discuss global food diversity.
Explain the basics of nutrition.
Interpret food labels.
Identify different dietary needs.
Relate nutrition to health and wellness.
Explain the basics of safety in culinary arts. (practicing culinary mindfulness)
Identify safety hazards in the food service workplace.
Explain the basics of sanitation in a professional kitchen.
Discuss procedures for cleaning commercial kitchen equipment.
Demonstrate and utilize proper pest control procedures.
Identify and utilize first-aid procedures for accidents and injuries.
Explain why laws governing food service exist.
Identify laws and regulations specific to the food service industry.
Fill out an application for a food service permit.
Interpret a restaurant inspection form.
Analyze restaurant inspection scores.
Read, follow, and convert standardized recipes.
Demonstrate mastery of standard weights and measures used in the food service industry.
Use, follow, prepare, and plate standardized recipes creatively.

Bake various breads, cookies, pies, and deserts.
Identify various moist and dry cookery methods.
Identify occupations in the food service and culinary arts industry.
Identify levels of training required for food service and culinary arts occupations.
Demonstrate how to properly answer business phones.
Develop a personal career plan that includes goals, objectives, and strategies.
Identify resources for a job search and conduct a job search using current technology for jobs at various levels of the industry.
Identify professional organizations related to hospitality/food service.
Create a résumé-Cover Letter and Construct a Personal Statement

Identify opportunities and research requirements for career advancement.
Identify food-service-related community service opportunities.
Demonstrate proper interview techniques.
Employ mentoring skills to inspire and teach others.
Identify the three basic types of restaurants.
Identify new technologies in food service.
Calculate the costs of running a restaurant.
Plan an event menu.
Discuss the importance of a public relations campaign.
Discuss the role of Internet marketing in the food service industry.
Analyze the concepts of customer service and determine the critical moments of good service.
Identify security procedures necessary to prevent liability and loss.
Determine proper receiving, storage, and distribution techniques.
Prepare for ServSafe Exam/ and or NYC DOH Food Handler Exam 

 

Whether you decide to go into the culinary/food service field or something totally different, my hope is that you gather the following:

 

  • Realize exactly how capable you are at achieving your personal best.

  • Learn how to utilize your talents and skills in group project settings.

  • Apply what you have learned in your culinary classroom community-to improve your community. 

  • Be a good communicator, so your needs are always recognized. Advocate for you!

  • Create lasting relationships with peers and staff to provide support for as long as you like.

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The Soulful Taste Of Good Food!

We Celebrate The Colors, Sounds, And Flavors Of African-American History

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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/

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