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CHEF 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Basic Food Preparation
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: CHEF 1305 with a "C" or better or concurrently enrolled in CHEF 1305.
Course Description: A study of the fundamental principles of food preparation and cookery to include Brigade System, cooking techniques, material handling, heat transfer, sanitation, safety, nutrition, and professionalism. The student will discuss and prepare various stocks, sauces, soups, fruit, vegetables, starches, sandwiches, salads and dressings. Culinary lab classes require extended periods of time standing in place, lifting heavy weights (up to 60 pounds), reaching, bending, working around open flames and with cleaning chemicals. This course must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

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Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.


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