COOK407 – Complex Desserts

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Module code
COOK407
Module title
Complex Desserts
Prescription
To enable the students to develop the necessary skills and knowledge to cook and present a range of complex dessert dishes by employing complex preparation and presentation techniques in accordance with industry standards and professional practice.
Programmes
  • RS1601
NZQA Level
Level 4
NZQA Credits
15
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Directed hours
90
Self directed hours
60
Total learning hours
150
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1: Apply the skills and knowledge to prepare, cook and present a range of dishes associated
with desserts, employing complex preparation and presentation techniques in accordance
with industry standards.

2: Maintain appropriate standards of professional behaviour and practice in the workplace.
Content
-Further Development of practical patisserie, bakery skills methods; preparation and
presentation to include;
- Baked Egg Dishes
- Large Desserts
- Individual desserts
- Cheesecakes and Bavarois
- Meringue and Pavlova
- Jellies and Mousses
- Health and Safety, food safety and security practices
- Professional behaviour and practice attributes: reliability, punctuality, communication skills, teamwork, professional appearance, and personal presentation
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Theoretical face to face and web-supported sessions including;
Lectures, tutorials, discussion, group activities, self-directed learning, practical workshops, assignments and project based learning.
Assessment Criteria
The portfolio is comprised of multiple assessment tasks. To pass this module all tasks must be submitted and an overall minimum pass mark of 50% is required. .
Learning and Teaching Resource
- Two fully-equipped commercial kitchens and a production kitchen incorporating a range of
facilities and commercial catering equipment
- An operational commercial training restaurant
- Online resources accessible in all classrooms and in the restaurant
- Evidence portfolios

Required Text:
An extended reading list will be supplied by the tutor at commencement of the module. This will be updated annually.