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Culinary Arts 1b: Finding Your Palate

Culinary Arts 1b: Finding Your Palate


Did you know that baking is considered a science? Discover how to elevate your culinary skills through the creation of stocks, soups, sauces, and learn baking techniques. Examine sustainable food practices and the benefits of nutrition while maintaining taste, plating, and presentation to truly wow your guests. Explore careers in the culinary arts for ways to channel your newfound passion!

  • As an aspiring chef, the effort to embrace health and sustainability is important on many levels. Not only is the kitchen a culinary landscape where nutrition is created, it is also the scene of tremendous waste. That’s why a firm understanding of nutritional principles must go hand in hand with a clear sense of how kitchen ingredients and processes can be maintained and supported over long periods of time. This combination of information gives chefs the power to create delicious food while still keeping an awareness of other important factors, like the health and well-being of diners and the world.

    What will you learn in this unit?

    • Describe the six major food groups and how they affect dietary health
    • Apply nutritional principles during food preparation and planning
    • Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of nutritional guidelines
    • Demonstrate healthy cooking techniques
    • Explain the importance of sustainability in the kitchen and how it can be achieved
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