EN4HOSTS - Seasoning and decorating the dishes

Introduction

Seasoning and decorating dishes have a very important role in consumer choice of preparations.

Did you know that…?

Flavoured herbs in the past were considered a symbol of glory and bravery. For example, the Greeks and Romans were weaving wreaths of such plants, which they offered to the winners: lovage, dill, celery. Because they withered shortly, they were replaced with bay leaves (laurel). The phrase "crown someone with laurels" has remained until today and is a symbol of winning and victory. Hence the word "laureate", that is, the winner of a contest.

In this webquest we will learn about:

 The role of spice addition in culinary preparations

 Types of spices

 The role of decoration elements used in serving dishes

Task

Your task for this webquest is to find out exactly how the seasoning and decoration of culinary preparations is made according to the raw material and the the type of preparation.

You and your group (three students total) will become "experts" in seasoning and decorating your culinary dishes and you will find out the things the chef and sous-chef must know to provide a culinary dish that meets the needs of its customers.

Finally, you will make a PowerPoint presentation where you will illustrate decoration techniques according to the culinary specifics.

Process

Follow the steps below for the first process. Please print off the worksheets before you conduct your research as they contain important directions that must be followed.

 

1.In groups of three, you will work together to learn about spices by using the link and filling out the worksheet below. 

 

What types of spices are there?

https://www.spicesinc.com/t-list-of-spices.aspx

Types of spices (worksheet):

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Z-uFnVwkSLY9W3ecjxm-hWOnHrf8D6gUsb8KAnYA-bA/edit?usp=sharing

 

2. Each group will learn about the role of spices in our diet by using the link and will fill out the worksheet.

 

The role of spices in our diet

https://vip-restaurant.vamtam.com/portfolio/spices

 

Role of spices in cooking (worksheet):

https://docs.google.com/document/d/159Wx-VmPZ-XP9OeeCkPINBR46kBq4M3QTfs1u0ph0ds/edit?usp=sharing

 

3. Once you have all completed your assigned part, you will complete The plating – food presentation worksheet using the link below.

 

The plating – food presentation

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_presentation

 

 

 

Now that you have completed all the components of process one, proceed to process two!

 

Using the knowledge that you have gained in process one, it is now your job as a group to make a Power Point presentation  of theappropriate decoration techniques for various types of dishes.

**Take liberty in font style, color, and design. Feel free to add pictures etc to show those that look through your PPT that you have gained.**

Evaluation

This is how your work will be evaluated.

 

Beginning

0

Developing

5

Qualified

8

Exemplary

10

 

Score

 

Completed basic information about Types of spices

(worksheet)

 

worksheet not filled out. 

Worksheet filled out. Lacking correct information and appropriate responses.

Worksheet filled out. Correct answers but lacking descriptions that show knowledge has been gained.

Worksheet filled out with correct answers and appropriate responses that demonstrate that knowledge has been gained.

 

 

The role of spices in our diet

(worksheet)

 

worksheet not filled out.

Worksheet filled out. Lacking correct information and appropriate responses.

Worksheet filled out. Correct answers but lacking descriptions that show knowledge has been gained.

Worksheet filled out with correct answers and appropriate responses that demonstrate that knowledge has been gained

 

 

The plating – food presentation – power point presentation

No PPT

PPT is lacking key components.

PPT contains all key components but not all directions were followed.

PPT contains all key components and all directions were followed.

 

 

Conclusion

The raw materials used to decorate are among the most varied. They can be both of vegetable and animal origin. Spices are ingredients added to various dishes to give them a pleasant, appetizing taste. Added to food, it gives them a specific, pleasant flavor or aroma. The decorations must be edible. The most commonly used decors are vegetables. In addition to their aesthetic appearance, their specific taste and flavor, they provide important nutrients.

Credits

This webquest was created by a team of teachers, within the co-funded Erasmus plus KA2  partnership “English for hospitality” (EN4HOSTS), project number: 2017-1-RO01-KA201-037159, KA2 - Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices ,KA201 - Strategic Partnerships for school education

 

The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsi­ble for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.