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Cooking and Catering
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Price : $949.00
Down Payment :
$5.00
Monthly Payment :
$39.33

Cooking and Catering

Stratford's Cooking and Catering course has all the ingredients you need to get started toward learning important fundamentals that could help you start an exciting, new career. This course begins with a general introduction to food service, then focuses primarily on food preparation, general cooking techniques and baking, then ends with a section entirely on professional catering.

Whether you are thinking about starting a catering business of your own or just want to learn more about how to cook, Stratford's cooking and catering course can help.

An Introduction to Cooking and Catering
• A Brief History of Cooking and the Culinary Arts
• Food Service Concepts Today
• Menu Planning and Development
• Standardization Practices, Sanitation, and Safety
• Restaurant Tools and Equipment
• Types of Restaurants
• Introduction to Food Service Work Stations and Areas
• Dining Room Organization

Cooking Principles and Procedures
• Influences on modern cuisine
• Kitchen organization
• Standards of professionalism
• The safe workplace and injury prevention
• Sanitation
• Tools and equipment
• Basic cooking methods
• Mise en place
• Herbs, spices, and seasonings
• The recipe
• Stocks, sauces, and soups

Cooking Meats, Fish and Poultry
• Choosing Quality Beef, Veal and Pork
• Methods of Cooking Beef and Veal
• Methods of Cooking Pork
• Choosing Quality Fish
• Methods of Cooking Fish
• Choosing Quality Poultry
• Methods of Cooking Poultry
• Specialty Seafood and Meats

Cooking Vegetables, Grains and Sides
• Cooking with Vegetables
• Cooking with Potatoes
• Rice and Grains
• Pasta
• Salads and Dressings
• Eggs
• Breakfast Foods and Beverages
• Sandwiches
• Dairy Products

Baking Basics
• Baking Basics
• Cookies
• Bars and Brownies
• Cakes and Cupcakes
• Pies and Tarts
• Cheesecakes
• Yeast and Artisan Breads
• Quick Breads
• Morning Favorites
• Coffee Shop
• Holiday Baking
• Everyday Baking

Professional Catering
• Types of Catering
• Choosing Your Client
• Social Media Marketing
• The Seven Functions of Catering
• Planning--The Basic Catering Management Function
• Operations--Execution of Tasks
• Organizing the Event
• Catering Equipment
• Implementing
• Controlling
• Understanding Risk Management, Insurance and Legal Issues
• Beverage Management
• Conflict Resolution
• Sustainable Catering: One Ecological Step at a Time
• Human Resource Management


This educational program is an introductory course designed to help students gain knowledge necessary for the vocational application of this subject. Completion of this program does not fulfill the legal requirements of particular state licenses or certifications, which may require additional training or apprenticeships.

We take great pride in providing you with the most up-to-date accounting course textbooks and equipment. One or more of the above-mentioned subjects may, therefore, change if updating becomes necessary during the course of your studies. The order in which the accounting course material is presented may vary.
Cooking and Catering Course

“After receiving my diploma, my employer has given me more responsibility, which I am very happy with. Thank you Stratford Career Institute.”

Loretta S.

"This program helped me to start my own business. Now I own my own bakery."

Jamie F.

"I have started my own business thanks to the knowledge gained through this program."

Rutha L.