SITHCCC008 - Prepare vegetable, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes

    Unit code: SITHCCC008 | Study level: TAFE
    Footscray Nicholson
    SITXFSA001 - Use hygienic practices for food safety
    (Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to prepare and cook various vegetable, fruit, egg and farinaceous dishes following standard recipes. It requires the ability to select and prepare ingredients, and to use relevant equipment, cookery and food storage methods.

    The unit applies to cooks working in hospitality and catering organisations. This could include restaurants, educational institutions, health establishments, defence forces, cafeterias, kiosks, cafes, residential caterers, in flight and other transport caterers, and event and function caterers. It applies to individuals who work with very little independence and under close supervision and guidance of more senior chefs. They follow predefined organisational procedures and report any discrepancies to a higher level staff member for action.


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    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 dishes for at least six different customers using each of the following types of products:
    • vegetables and fruit: dried; fresh; frozen;
    • eggs used for the following applications: aerating; binding; setting; coating; enriching; emulsifying; glazing; clarifying; garnishing; thickening;
    • farinaceous items: couscous; pasta and noodles; polenta; pulses; rice;
    • prepare dishes using each of the following cookery methods at least once: boiling; braising; deep and shallow frying; poaching or scrambling; roasting; stewing;
    • prepare at least three different types of fresh pasta, and;
    • prepare the above dishes: within commercial time constraints and deadlines; reflecting required quantities to be produced; following procedures for portion control and food safety practices when handling and storing different food types, and; responding to special customer requests and dietary requirements.

    Required reading

    The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.

    As part of a course

    This unit is not compulsory for any specific course. Depending on the course you study, this unit may be taken as an elective.

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