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Chef de Cuisine Diploma

600 Hours – 30 Weeks Full-Time

In addition to full-time day classes, Liaison College Durham offers part-time evening and weekend classes with frequent start dates. Prior to graduation students receive job search information and assistance in finding fulfilling employment through Liaison College’s exclusive Career Action Plan Services (CAPS).

Program Highlights

Sanitation, Safety, and Equipment

  • Interpretation of terms
  • Personal hygiene
  • Food contamination
  • Safe food handling
  • Construction standards
  • Maintenance standards
  • Sanitation codes
  • The Health Protection and Promotion Act
  • Food poison prevention
  • Dishwashing

Basic Nutrition

  • Major nutrient identification
  • Energy sources
  • Lipids
  • Proteins and vegetarian diets
  • Carbohydrate and dietary fiber
  • Vitamins, processing, and additives
  • Mineral elements
  • Water – Sources, value & quality
  • Developing food patterns

Culinary Techniques – Basic

  • Kitchen tools – Identification, storage and handling
  • Uniform standards
  • Proper food storage and packaging
  • Fire procedures
  • Stock cookery
  • Thickening agents
  • Soup cookery
  • Sauce cookery
  • Egg and breakfast cookery
  • Short order cookery
  • Vegetable, pasta and rice cookery
  • Fish and shellfish cookery
  • Meat entrées
  • Salads

Communications – Basic

  • Basic business communications
  • Accident reports
  • Resumé preparation
  • Cover letters
  • Application forms

Calculations – Basic

  • Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Common fractions
  • Decimal fractions
  • Percentages
  • Standards of measurement
  • Fahrenheit to Celsius conversions

Food Theory – Basic

  • Major cooking methods
  • Vegetable cuts and flavoring agents
  • Stock and soup cookery
  • Sauce cookery
  • Breakfast and short order cookery
  • Vegetable and pasta and rice cookery

Bake Theory

  • Flour production and applications
  • Types of shortening
  • Sugar commodities
  • Eggs in baking
  • Dairy products
  • Use of salts
  • Leavening agents
  • Chocolate and flavorings

Food, Beverage and Labour Cost Controls

  • Objectives and applications of a food and beverage control system
  • Food and beverage cost controls
  • Management principles
  • Employment and labor laws
  • Employment recruitment, selection, and training
  • Performance assessment and productivity standards
  • Labor relations
  • Labor cost controls

Communication – Advanced

  • Formal reports
  • Business correspondence
  • Resume development and career planning
  • Presentation skills

Calculations – Advanced

  • Business calculations
  • Cost / sales calculations
  • Break-even analysis
  • Inventory calculations
  • Yield calculations

Food Theory – Advanced

  • Deep frying and fish cookery
  • Meat and poultry cookery
  • Wines, Spirits, and Beers in cooking
  • Garnishes & derivative sauces
  • Buffet preparation
  • Convenience and microwave-ready foods

Pastry, Desserts and Related Theory

  • À la carte cold and hot desserts
  • Pies, Tarts, and Flans
  • Choux Paste products
  • Yeast products
  • Puff pastry
  • Cheese Cakes, Special occasion cakes

Culinary Techniques – Advanced

  • Fish and shellfish
  • Canapés, pâté, and hors-d’oeuvres
  • Cold buffet and soups
  • Desserts
  • Poultry and game
  • Lamb, pork, veal and beef cookery
  • Pasta and rice cookery
  • Soufflés
  • Dining Room – mise-en-place

Cuisine – A La Carte

  • Introduction
  • Appetizers, soups and salads
  • Vegetables, potatoes, pastas and rice
  • Desserts
  • Equipment identification, use and maintenance

Techniques of Baking

  • Pie dough
  • Piping batters
  • Quick breads and muffins
  • Cream desserts
  • Icings
  • Yeast dough
  • Choux paste products
  • Pastries
  • Cake preparation

Quantity Food Preparation

  • Rules of personal hygiene and sanitation
  • Safety regulations
  • Large kitchen equipment identification
  • Stock, soup and sauce cookery
  • Poultry, lamb, pork, beef, fish cookery
  • Potato and vegetable cookery
  • Salad preparation
  • Dessert preparation

Kitchen Management

  • Hospitality/tourism perspectives and organizations
  • Orientation, training and career planning
  • Menu planning and basic marketing
  • Table service
  • Basic kitchen calculations
  • Basic purchasing
  • Kitchen organization, maintenance and security

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