Category: Culinary

Poultry Unit: Cutting up a Whole Chicken & Frying it

High school students can be know-it-alls especially those who cook at home. However, this lab seems to keep everyone interested as it is rare to find a student, or a cook for that matter, that actually knows how to butcher a chicken. Of course some students are resistant to having to touch a raw chicken however with the right student pairing I’ve had luck keeping everyone engaged.

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Fruit Lab

One of my favorite things to do with students are taste tests. They absolutely love it if they are brave enough to give it a try. So many students never get the chance to try different fruits unless their parents expose them to them. Bring on this lesson that will be sure to be some students’ favorite.

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Blue Chips Appetizer Recipe

Just in time for the Superbowl, this super easy appetizer is not only delicious, but a crowd pleaser too! The idea came from a local restaurant that serves something similar as an appetizer, however they make their own potato chips instead of using waffle fries. That’s definitely an option for the ambitious cook who wants to mess with a deep fryer on Superbowl Sunday.

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Designing your own Restaurant Project

After studying various cuisines from around the world students use technology to create their very own restaurant. Students decide on the type of cuisine they want to serve, the style of restaurant, the location, menu items, menu style & layout, and create a commercial. This is a project based unit incorporating 21st century skills!

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Sausage Pancake Sticks

Can I say that sometimes I am fascinated with the breadth of prepared foods available to us today? One that caught my eye was the Jimmy Dean Griddle Sticks. I liked the concept and wanted to make a homemade version. This lesson is not only about making a homemade version but about careers in food engineering and food marketing.

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Recipes Around The World

This lesson plan is a great way to have the students connect and relate to one another. Each student will find and bring in a favorite family recipe, or favorite recipe. The students will fill out a worksheet with questions and present them to the class. It incorporates culture, family, history, geography, self-esteem, and food.

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Southwestern Veggie Burger Lab

It’s important for culinary students to learn how to make foods that cater to certain dietary needs or preferences. There is no doubt that many restaurants now and in the future will be more diet conscious and find it necessary to include menu items for people with food allergies and specialty diets. This is lesson allows students to prepare a delicious southwestern tasting veggie burger that is quick and easy to make.

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Learn to Cook While Learning French: The Kitchen of the Future

Most of us have listened to TV while cooking before introducing the future kitchen that talks to you. Learn French and how to cook all at the same time. The concept similar to the Wii’s motion sensor senses what you are doing and walks you through the process of making a dish.

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