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Buffet Catering and Garde Manger (HOS-201)
Various; distance learning format.
Varies (self-study; self-paced).
August 2018 - Present.
Upon successful completion of this proficiency exam, students will be able to: use various knives such as chef, boning, and paring to prepare foods; prepare amuse bouche, appetizers and Hors d’Oeuvres; create gourmet sandwiches, salads and finger foods; use various cookery methods such as roasting, steaming, frying, sautéing and poaching; assist in the preparation of food for buffets such as wedding banquets, receptions, cocktail parties and corporate events; and practice proper food handling and sanitation as stated in the National Restaurant Association’s Educational Foundation’s manual, ServSafe.
This proficiency exam covers the planning, production and supervision aspects of catering for special occasions such as receptions, teas, formal and informal meals and buffets. Major topics include: food preparation, cost of operation, equipment and labor requirements as well as the basic concepts and techniques of breakfast cooking and garde manger.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Advanced Culinary Arts, Garde Manger, or Hospitality (8/18).