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Cooking and Catering
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WINTER SAVINGS: Get $300 off the regular tuition price. (Offer ends 2/28/17)
Price : WAS $949.00
NOW: $649.00

Down Payment :
$10.00
Monthly Payment :
$35.50

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.

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

Stratford's program is an excellent place to learn important fundamental concepts of both the creative and business side of cooking and catering.

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