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

Knife Skills (Day 1: Eggrolls, Day 2: Salsa)

Emeril's veggie eggrolls and wontons were a hit!  Students practicing knife skills with all of the veggies (like julienne carrots) and had a chance to plate their finished product.  Students used hot mustard, chili sauce, and duck sauce to paint their plates and finished the dishes with chopped cilantro.  On day 2, students made fruit salsa, guacamole, and pico de gallo.  Students learned the correct way to cut avacados and how to supreme oranges.  YUM!

Sharpening Knife Skills!

Intro to Culinary classes practicing classic French knife cuts.

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