Course Description

Cooking and baking are the kinds of activities that most people assume are second nature. After all, we're humans, and our most basic need is to supply ourselves with nutrition. Logically, we should just be able to get in the kitchen and make something to eat.

Many people grow up watching their mothers or fathers cook; they may see them read recipes, combine ingredients, and use sauté pans. These same people often take for granted the ability to get into the kitchen and know what to do.

Having an inborn ability to cook isn't guaranteed. Studies show that having a good role model in the kitchen is one of the best ways to learn how to cook and bake. However, maybe you never had the opportunity to watch someone cook. Perhaps you never had enough time to really apply yourself to the task. Maybe you're just scared of not knowing what to do.

The good news is, it's never too late to start, no matter what your background may be. The most important thing to take with you into the kitchen is a basic understanding of what to do and how to do it.

This course is designed to give you just that. You will learn everything from what supplies you need for getting started to reading recipes and planning meals. You will be provided with a basic understanding of what it means to be in the kitchen and sources for additional information to foster a lifetime of culinary growth!
  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe kitchen equipment needed.
  • Define cooking terms.
  • Define baking terms.
  • Summarize the use of fresh ingredients.
  • Describe the essential stockings of a pantry.
  • Demonstrate usage of cooking recipes.
  • Demonstrate usage of baking recipes.
  • Summarize techniques used to expand recipes.
  • Summarize safety techniques in the kitchen.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
An Introduction 5 points
Lesson 1 Assignment 25 points
Lesson One: Cooking vs. Baking: A Brief Overview 13 points
Lesson 2 Assignment 25 points
Lesson Two: Kitchen Equipment 14 points
Lesson 3 Assignment 25 points
Lesson Three: Cooking Terms 13 points
Lesson 4 Assignment 25 points
Lesson Four: Baking Terms 15 points
Lesson 5 Assignment 25 points
Lesson Five: Fresh Ingredients 15 points
Lesson 6 Assignment 25 points
Lesson Six: Pantry Essentials 13 points
Lesson 7 Assignment 25 points
Zagat Survey 100 points
Lesson Seven: Using Cooking Recipes 15 points
Lesson 8 Assignment 25 points
Lesson Eight: Using Baking Recipes 13 points
Lesson 9 Assignment 25 points
Dessert 100 points
Lesson Nine: Expanding Recipes 15 points
Lesson 10 Assignment 25 points
James Beard Award 100 points
Gluten Free Meals 100 points
Lesson Ten: Meal Planning 14 points
Lesson 11 Assignment 25 points
Lesson Eleven: Safety in the Kitchen 14 points
The Final Exam 52 points
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