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HMT 1112 Food Principles & Basic Preparation

Preparation of culinary cuisine with a wide variety of plate production techniques including soups, sauces, vegetables, fruits, grains, salads, meats, game, poultry, fish and seafood. Apply food pairing, plating, and garnishing techniques to culinary cuisine. Skill training based on American Culinary Federation competencies. Includes recipe conversion, product evaluation and maintenance of a safe, sanitary kitchen. One classroom, six lab hours per week.

Division: Business and Public Services
Department: Hospitality Management
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: and HMT 2207 and HMT 2200 or HMT 2201  HMT 1101 and HMT 1107 AND Note: HMT 2201 AND HMT 2207 may be taken concurrently with HMT 1112 or Approval of Department 


  • Students will study cooking methods and procedures for basic preparation.
  • Students learn proper plate composition.
  • Students will demonstrate basic and advance knife skills.
  • Students will study the fabrication of specific meat products.
  • Students will follow safe handling of knives, operating equipment, and food in a commercial kitchen.

Credit Hours: 4

Classroom Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 6