CULA1290 International and Regional Pastry

This course is designed to give students a better understanding of traditional and contemporary pastry techniques from local and global regions. Students will explore how culture, traditions, religion and geographies influenced indigenous baking and pastry techniques. Topics covered are yeast breads, quick breads, cakes, pies, cookies, various pastries, desserts and dessert sauces.




CULA1117 and CULA1126, or instructor approval

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Prepare food following proper sanitation practices and standards
Apply basic math skills to recipe conversions in a production setting
Demonstrate proper selection of equipment and utensils for specific application
Prepare original local baked goods according to provided recipes
Prepare variety of baked goods and pastry according to the recipes from around the world
Demonstrate knowledge of the cultures which produced each baked good or dessert
Describe the value of different international foods and cultures
Identify global influences on American cuisine
Demonstrate the presentations of baked goods and desserts in restaurant setting
Assess the quality of baked goods and desserts

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE).  Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals.  Refer to the Course Credits section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

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