SRJC Course Outlines

9/22/2023 9:16:52 AMCUL 250.3 Course Outline as of Fall 2015

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Discipline and Nbr:  CUL 250.3Title:  PLATE PRESENTATION  
Full Title:  Professional Plate Presentation
Last Reviewed:2/27/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled8.75
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled1.508 min.Lab Scheduled26.25
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total2.00 Contact Total35.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  17.50Total Student Learning Hours: 52.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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This course presents theory, demonstrates techniques, and directs students in plating and presenting food.

Course Completion of CUL 254

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course presents theory, demonstrates techniques, and directs students in plating and presenting food.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of CUL 254
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1.   Employ safe and hygienic food handling procedures relating to food presentation.
2.   Prepare a variety of foods using proper tools and techniques.
3.   Identify the basic principles of plate presentation.
4.  Evaluate and apply professional standards to a variety of plate presentations.
5.  Demonstrate proper use and care of presentation tools and equipment.
6.  Employ standards of professionalism specific to the commercial kitchen environment.
7.  Demonstrate teamwork and leadership in the kitchen.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Plating principles
    A. Proper mise-en-place for the plating station
    B. Plates, props, and tool selection
     C.  Food quality
    D. Garnishes
II.  Restaurant Plating
     A.  The cold kitchen
      B.  The hot line
     C.  The dessert station
III.  Banquet Plating
    A.  Large parties
    B.  Buffets
IV. Retail food presentation
    A.  Bakery cases
    B.  Refrigerated cold cases
V. Food photography plating
    A.  Principles of food styling
    B.  Food stylist tool kit
VI.   Evaluating Quality
VII.  Organizing Production
VIII. Teamwork
IX.    Safety and Sanitation

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1.  Prep lists and plate descriptions (written).
2.  Exercises on plate design, plate design evolution, recipe trouble-shooting
3.  Lab:
    a. Create a station prep list.
    b. Daily station mise-en-place.
    c. Daily plating assignments and assessments.
4.  Exams (2-4).
5.  Food photography exercise.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 10%
Prep list, Plate description
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
30 - 40%
Exercises: Plate design, plate design evolution, recipe trouble-shooting
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 40%
Daily plating assignments, daily plating assessments
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 20%
Exams: Multiple choice, True/False, Matching items, Completion, Short answer
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Attendance, Participation, Professionalism

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials

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