Drouin Secondary College - Course Selection

Cafe Cuisine 400 (FCC400)

Students say...

'I couldn't believe how good my French Toast was! Better than my local cafe' - Tash 

The Course:

Do you enjoy preparing and trying cafe and restaurant quality foods?

Do you want to know more about how cafes operate?

Do you want to know what is happening in the world of hospitality and food in Australia today?

If so, then read on ...

This Foods unit is an excellent choice if you wish to pursue further studies in VCE Food Studies Units 1 to 4 and/or VET Hospitality.

It has a strong focus on popular foods currently served in cafes, for breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon teas.

The Unit comprises three lessons per week, where two have a theory based focus and the third lesson is the practical component.

You will cook and taste the key foods in a variety of Year 10 standard dishes.

Examples of dishes made may include Double Chocolate Muffins, Vegan Coconut Curry and Vietnamese Chicken Salad.

The unit also has a strong focus on developing and extending your food hygiene, safety skills and knowledge, with a focus on what skills and knowledge are required in the Hospitality industry, and current food trends in the hospitality industry.

You will hone your skills in food presentation and styling and discover what are the essential skills and knowledge needed to make a cafe or restaurant successful. You will be required to undertake at least four major pieces of written and/or practical work based around the Creating Design Solutions, Sensory Evaluation, Practical Assessment and a Moodle Quiz.

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Special considerations

Although not essential, it is expected you will have completed Food Studies in Year 7, and have been able to practice your food preparation skills at home.     

Costs involved

$95 per semester 

Cost for prac sessions for the Semester are set at the start of each year.

Possible excursion: Approximately $20

Materials required

For further information see...

For further information about this subject, see Mrs Allen, Mrs McHutchison, Mrs Stevens or Mr Thorpe.

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