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Unit of competency details

SITHCCC202 - Produce appetisers and salads (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
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Is superseded by and equivalent to SITHCCC006 - Prepare appetisers and salads• Equivalent •Unit updated to meet the Standards for Training Packages. • Title changed to better reflect cookery tasks. 02/Mar/2016
Supersedes and is equivalent to SITHCCC006A - Prepare appetisers and saladsTitle simplified. Unit structure made consistent across all cooking units. Re-worked Elements, Performance Criteria, Required Skills and Knowledge to better articulate content. Any ‘must’ statements in Range moved to Required Knowledge and Critical aspects for assessment. 17/Jan/2013

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 18/Jan/2013

Qualifications that include this unit

CodeSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
SIT50312 - Diploma of HospitalityDiploma of Hospitality1-3 
SIT40412 - Certificate IV in Commercial CookeryCertificate IV in Commercial Cookery1-2 
SIT40613 - Certificate IV in Catering OperationsCertificate IV in Catering Operations
SIT60313 - Advanced Diploma of HospitalityAdvanced Diploma of Hospitality
SIT20213 - Certificate II in HospitalityCertificate II in Hospitality
SIT40413 - Certificate IV in Commercial CookeryCertificate IV in Commercial Cookery
SIT30713 - Certificate III in HospitalityCertificate III in Hospitality
SIT20312 - Certificate II in Kitchen OperationsCertificate II in Kitchen Operations1-2 
SIT30813 - Certificate III in Commercial CookeryCertificate III in Commercial Cookery
HLT23215 - Certificate II in Health Support ServicesCertificate II in Health Support Services
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 110109 Cookery 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 110109 Cookery 07/Aug/2013 
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Modification History

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1.0

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Replaces and is equivalent to SITHCCC006A Prepare appetisers and salads.

Title simplified. Unit structure made consistent across all cooking units. Re-worked Elements, Performance Criteria, Required Skills and Knowledge to better articulate content. Any ‘must’ statements in Range moved to Required Knowledge and Critical aspects for assessment.

Unit Descriptor

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to prepare appetisers and salads following standard recipes. It requires the ability to select and prepare ingredients, and to use relevant equipment and cookery methods.

Application of the Unit

This unit applies to hospitality and catering organisations, and to cooks who usually work under the guidance of more senior chefs.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

Pre-Requisites

This unit must be assessed after the following prerequisite unit:

SITXFSA101

Use hygienic practices for food safety

Employability Skills Information

This unit contains employability skills.

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge section and the range statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

1. Select ingredients.

1.1 Confirm food production requirements  from food preparation list and standard recipes.

1.2 Calculate ingredient amounts according to requirements.

1.3 Identify and select appetiser and salad ingredients  from stores according to recipe, quality, freshness and stock rotation requirements.

2. Select, prepare and use equipment.

2.1 Select equipment  of correct type and size.

2.2 Safely assemble and ensure cleanliness of equipment before use.

2.3 Use equipment safely and hygienically according to manufacturer instructions.

3. Portion and prepare ingredients.

3.1 Sort and assemble ingredients according food production sequencing.

3.2 Weigh and measure ingredients and create portions according to recipe.

3.3 Clean and cut salad ingredients using basic culinary cuts according to quality standards.

3.4 Minimise waste and store reusable by-products.

4. Prepare appetisers and salads.

4.1 Select and use relevant cookery methods  for salads and appetisers.

4.2 Prepare sauces and dressings according to recipe.

4.3 Follow standard recipes and make food quality adjustments  within scope of responsibility.

5. Present and store appetisers and salads.

5.1 Present dishes on appropriate serviceware.

5.2 Add dips, sauces and garnishes according to standard recipes and regional variations.

5.3 Visually evaluate dish and adjust presentation .

5.4 Store dishes in appropriate environmental conditions .

Required Skills and Knowledge

This section describes the skills and knowledge required for this unit.

Required skills 

  • initiative and enterprise skills to minimise wastage
  • literacy skills to:
  • read and interpret food preparation lists, standard recipes, date code and stock rotation labels and manufacturer instructions for equipment
  • write notes on recipe requirements and calculations
  • numeracy skills to:
  • calculate the number of portions
  • weigh and measure ingredients
  • determine cooking times and temperatures
  • planning and organising skills to efficiently sequence the stages of food preparation and production
  • problem-solving skills to:
  • evaluate quality of ingredients and finished dishes and make adjustments to ensure a quality product
  • adjust taste, texture and appearance of food products according to identified deficiencies
  • self-management skills to manage own speed, timing and productivity
  • technology skills to use food preparation and cooking equipment.

Required knowledge 

  • culinary terms and trade names for ingredients commonly used in the production of different appetisers and salads
  • characteristics of different appetisers and salads:
  • appearance and presentation
  • classical and contemporary variations
  • freshness and other quality indicators
  • historical and cultural derivations
  • nutritional value
  • service style
  • taste
  • texture
  • contents of stock date codes and rotation labels
  • mise en place requirements for appetisers and salads
  • cookery methods for appetisers and salads
  • dressings and sauces for salads
  • equipment used to produce appetisers and salads:
  • essential features and functions
  • safe operational practices
  • storage of appetiser and snack products:
  • correct environmental conditions to ensure food safety
  • appropriate methods to optimise shelf life.

Evidence Guide

The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.

Overview of assessment 

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit 

Evidence of the ability to:

  • follow standard recipes to prepare multiple and varying appetisers and salads using a range of preparation and cookery methods
  • produce food for multiple customers within commercial time constraints
  • integrate knowledge of:
  • quality indicators for appetisers and salads
  • cookery methods
  • features, functions and safe use of food preparation equipment
  • appropriate environmental storage conditions
  • food safety practices for handling and storing different food types.

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

Assessment must ensure use of:

  • an operational commercial kitchen with the fixtures, large and small equipment and workplace documentation defined in the Assessment
  • Guidelines; this can be a:
  • real industry workplace
  • simulated industry environment such as a training kitchen servicing customers
  • industry-realistic ratios of kitchen staff to customers
  • food preparation lists and standard recipes
  • a variety of commercial ingredients.

Method of assessment 

A range of assessment methods should be used to assess practical skills and knowledge. The following examples are appropriate for this unit:

  • direct observation of the individual preparing for and producing appetisers and salads
  • evaluation of the taste and visual appeal of appetisers and salads prepared by the individual
  • projects that allow assessment of the individual’s ability to produce a variety of appetisers and salads
  • use of visual and taste recognition exercises so the individual can identify ingredient and product characteristics
  • written or oral questioning to assess knowledge of culinary terms, quality indicators for appetisers and salads, equipment, cookery methods
  • and appropriate environmental storage conditions
  • review of portfolios of evidence and third-party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the individual.

Guidance information for assessment 

The assessor should design integrated assessment activities to holistically assess this unit with other units relevant to the industry sector, workplace and job role, for example:

  • SITHCCC103 Prepare sandwiches.

Range Statement

The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.

Food production requirements  may include:

  • deadlines
  • portion control
  • quantities to be produced
  • special customer requests
  • special dietary requirements.

Appetisers and salad  may include:

  • appetisers:
  • antipasto
  • canapés
  • finger foods
  • hors d’oeuvres
  • savouries
  • tapas
  • salads:
  • classical and modern
  • cold, hot or warm
  • ethnic recipes
  • fruit salads.

Ingredients  may include:

  • condiments
  • dressing ingredients
  • eggs
  • farinaceous products
  • fruits
  • herbs and spices
  • poultry
  • meats
  • seafood
  • vegetables
  • specific ingredients for particular dishes and cuisines.

Equipment  may include:

  • cutting, chopping and slicing implements
  • spinners
  • strainers.

Cookery methods  may include:

  • blanching
  • frying
  • grilling
  • roasting
  • steaming.

Food quality adjustments  may relate to:

  • taste:
  • bitter
  • salty
  • sour
  • sweet
  • umami
  • temperature
  • texture:
  • clean
  • creamy
  • crispy
  • crunchy
  • fibrous
  • moist
  • mousse
  • rich
  • slippery
  • smooth
  • velvety.

To adjust presentation  may involve:

  • changing accompaniments and garnishes to maximise eye appeal:
  • balance
  • colour
  • contrast
  • changing plated food for practicality of:
  • customer consumption
  • service
  • wiping drips or spills.

Environmental conditions  relates to appropriate:

  • atmosphere
  • humidity
  • light
  • packaging
  • temperature
  • use of containers
  • ventilation.

Unit Sector(s)

Hospitality

Competency Field

Commercial Cookery and Catering