Level 1 Food and Hospitality

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr Q. Gately

Recommended Prior Learning

There is no prior learning required for this course. An interest in the preparation and presentation of food would be an advantage.

Students investigate basic cookery techniques and issues relating to food to enable them to plan, prepare and present food that is appropriate for a range of people and situations. Food and personal safety and hygiene are developed as part of the kitchen basic routines.

Table service skills are introduced, which may combine with other skills to create a training restaurant. Students are encouraged to participate in catering events within the school environment.

A selection of standards will be offered from the following to a maximum of 22 credits.

Course Overview

Term 1
Introduction to basic kitchen routines and equipment.
Food safety and personal hygiene requirements
Demonstrating the use, care, storage and carrying of knives
Preparing and presenting different fruits and vegetables and creating a food product
Preparing and presenting a variety of meats using different cookery methods

Term 2
Introduction to food and beverage service
The role of a waiter
Planning a menu
Creating a meal in the training restaurant
Trialing and testing dishes for the menu for the dinner event
Serving hot and cold non-alcoholic beverages

Term 3
Preparing and presenting a variety of egg and cheese dishes
Preparing and presenting a variety of soups and sauces
Understanding the principles of baking
Preparing and presenting cakes, pastry products and a sponge

Term 4
Preparing and presenting a variety of hot finger food
Preparation and service of express lunches

Learning Areas:



Level 2 Food and Hospitality

Food and Hospitality could lead to a variety of pathways in Cookery, Food and Beverage and Nutrition.

Career Pathways

Cook, Baker, Butcher, Cafe/Restaurant Manager, Kitchenhand, Chef, Dietitian