Thursday, December 13, 2012

Apple Swans

Intro to CA students practicing their garnishing skills by making an apple swan.  We had a lot of laughs and they got very attached to their birds!  Check out the YouTube video link below to try one at home!!!


Friday, December 7, 2012

Garde Manger

Check out our fun Thai Mango Salads Lab!  We are on the Garde Manger unit and students have been exploring the science behind emulsifiers, the history of salads, and how to garnish.  Students in Intro haven't had the chance to plate a lot this year, but today they go to be creative.  The recipe is attached under the recipes link.  Enjoy!

Zucchini Noodles, Cilantro, and a Lime-Agave Vinaigrette Topped with Cucumber Ribbons and Sliced Mango

Period 1's Creation

Period 2's Creation

Students researching the cultures of different types of salads.

Students tasting salad greens and completing a sensory evaluation.

Students observing the differences between oil and vinegar dressing with and without an emulsifier.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Holiday Cookie Party

Culinary students catered the December faculty meeting and made several types of cookies.  You can find the recipes by clicking on the recipes link on the side.  The theme the students chose was "milk and cookies".

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Rustic Apple Tarts

 Students prepared apple tarts to practice for Thanksgiving.  Here is a link to the recipe!


Thursday, October 25, 2012

Gourmet Pizza

Students created pizza dough with gourmet toppings to learn commercial kitchen smallwares and large equipment.

Butternut Squash

Peach and Gorgonzola Pizza

Butternut squash, prosciutto, and goat cheese pizza

Roasted red pepper and fontina pizza with balsamic glaze

Sun dried tomato with arugula pizza

Caramelized onions

Students reducing balsamic vinegar to make a glaze

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Honors Restaurant Design Project

Honors students have been working hard on their restaurant design projects for the past few weeks.  Students had to create a logo, find a target market and location, and had to design a floorplan.  Students designed a menu and created a dish from their menus for the class to try.  They even picked out their flooring, linens, and flatware! 

"These Here Parts" Country Cooking Restaurant

These Here Parts Signature Dish: Chicken and Dumplings

Courtly Castle Signature Dish: Honey Chicken Drumsticks

Bagel O's Signature Dish: Chocolate Chip Bagels

Paradise Formosa Signature Dish: Honey Mango Smoothie

I Don't Know Signature Dish: Lime Chicken Pasta

Abbaccato Signature Dish: Chicken Calabrese

Sun Goddess Signature Dish: Tortilla Crusted Honey Lime Chicken with Black Bean Coconut Rice

Mirage Signature Dish: Creme Brulee

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