CUA 125 Introduction to Foods

4 Credit Hours • 90 Contact Hours (Lecture/Lab Combination)

Prerequisite: CUA 100, CUA 101

Provides students with the fundamental principles and practices of a commercial kitchen, including safety and sanitation applications, use and care of equipment, tools, utensils and knives, recipe use and conversion, organization of work, and basic cooking methods. Focuses on the fundamental principles and production of stocks, soups, sauces, gravies, and thickening agents. Principles of cold food and non-alcoholic beverage preparation and production in a commercial kitchen. Basic cold food decorative work such as fruit and vegetable garnishes and carvings, terrines, and hors d’oeuvres. Emphasizes the effects of seasonings and cooking methods of vegetable products and basic hot food preparation. Students prepare breakfast orders similar to those ordered in restaurants with egg cookery and dairy products emphasized.