This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to prepare and present sauces, dips and accompaniments for Asian cuisines. It requires the ability to select and prepare ingredients, and to use relevant equipment and cookery methods.

The unit applies to hospitality and catering organisations that offer Asian cuisine and to cooks who usually work under the guidance of more senior chefs. The unit may be applied to one or more Asian cuisines.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:


SITXFSA001 - Use hygienic practices for food safety


Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - follow standard recipes to prepare at least three different sauces, dips and accompaniments from at least one of the following Asian cuisines: Chinese; Indian; Indonesian; Japanese; Malay and Nonya; Thai; Vietnamese, and; - prepare the above sauces, dips and accompaniments for at least six different customers.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - culinary terms and trade names for ingredients commonly used in the production of sauces, dips and accompaniments; - contents of stock date codes and rotation labels; - required changes to sauces, dips and accompaniments to reflect cultural and regional considerations and variations; - characteristics of sauces, dips and accompaniments and their ingredients; - common variations that are requested in sauces dips and accompaniments relating to: preferences and requirements; size and format of ingredients; type and format of garnishes; use and combinations of particular ingredients; - preparation methods and considerations for sauces, dips and accompaniments; - appropriate environmental conditions for storing sauces, dips and accompaniments to: ensure food safety; optimise shelf life, and; - safe operational practices using essential functions and features of equipment used to produce Asian sauces, dips and accompaniments.

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