Course Outline

Enfield Public Schools
Family & Consumer Sciences

Culinary Essentials (806)
Grades 9,10,11,12
½ Credit

Course Description

Students will develop basic cooking skills and will learn basic cooking and baking terms and preparation techniques. Class members will work cooperatively to plan and carry out a variety of experiences to apply what they have learned. An internship is available for students who qualify.

Course Outline

  1. Kitchen Basics – how to ensure the foods you prepare are safe to eat
    1. Food Safety and Storage
    2. Preventing Kitchen Accidents
    3. Equipping the Kitchen
  2. The Art of Cooking – recipes, preparation techniques, and cooking methods
    1. Using Recipes
    2. Preparation Techniques
    3. Cooking Methods
  3. Food Preparation - how to choose, prepare, and cook healthy foods
    1. Fruits
    2. Vegetables
    3. Grain Products
    4. Dairy Foods
    5. Eggs
    6. Sandwiches and Pizza
    7. Stir-Fries and Casseroles
  4. The Art of Baking – techniques for making quick breads, yeast breads, and baked goods
    1. Baking Basics
    2. Quick and Yeast Breads
    3. Cakes, Cookies, and Candies
    4. Pies and Tarts
  5. Careers - explore the many different food-oriented careers
    1. Culinary Arts
    2. Hospitality
    3. Nutrition
    4. Tourism