Level 2 Food and Hospitality

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr Q. Gately

Recommended Prior Learning

To achieve credits in the Cookery strand at Level 2 or higher there is a prerequisite in place that learners must have Unit Standard 167 - Food Safety.

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

The aim of this course is to prepare students with entry level skills for either work or study in the hospitality area. Students will gain an understanding of the hospitality industry and gain a wide range of food safety, personal hygiene and practical cookery skills.  An emphasis for this course in on learning a variety of cookery methods and developing food safety skills that industry requires. There will be opportunities to participate in catering events during the year.

Course Overview

Term 1
Introduction to basic kitchen routines
Food Safety and personal hygiene
Food-borne illness
Working safely with food
Preparing and presenting salads, vegetables and fruit
Selecting salad ingredients, creating dressings
Fruit and vegetable cuts

Term 2
Cooking food by frying using shallow frying and deep frying methods
Preparing food for frying - meats, seafoods and vegetables
Coating food
Finished food and presenting
Creating baked good
Preparing and presenting pastry, yeast and cake products
Preparation of espresso coffee
Understanding espresso equipment
Staff sales of coffee and baking

Term 3
Creating International dishes
Regional cuisines
Italian, Moroccan and Vietnamese Cuisines
Tastes and textures
Influences on regional cuisines

Term 4
Cooking food by poaching
Poaching vegetables, eggs and seafood products
Creating sandwiches - preparing and presenting different types of sandwiches
Selecting sandwich ingredients, spreads and breads
Preparing non alcoholic beverages to customers

Learning Areas:



Level 3 Food and Hospitality

Level 2 Food and Hospitality could lead to a career pathway in various position in Cookery, Food and Beverage, Tourism, Health and Nutrition.

Career Pathways

Cook, Holiday Park Manager, Air Force Airman/Airwoman, Air Force Officer, Army Soldier, Bartender, Hotel/Motel Manager, Cafe Worker, Deckhand, Waiter/Waitress, Cafe/Restaurant Manager, Kitchenhand, Chef, Hotel Porter, Maitre d’Hotel, Health and Safety Adviser, Navy Sailor, Navy Officer