This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop recipes for people who have special dietary needs for lifestyle, medical or religious reasons. It requires the ability to identify the dietary requirements of customers, develop recipes to meet those requirements, cost recipes and to monitor and evaluate the success of recipe performance.
The unit applies to all hospitality and catering organisations that prepare and serve food. This includes hotels, clubs, restaurants, educational institutions, health establishments, defence forces, cafeterias, kiosks, cafes, residential caterers, in flight and other transport caterers, event and function caterers.It applies to those people who operate independently or with limited guidance from others such as senior cooks, chefs, catering supervisors and managers.
Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce & extend knowledge and skill competence within set & controlled parameters in accordance with each units learning outcomes & 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:
The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the VU Polytechnic and/or via the VU Polytechnic e-learning system.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):