. This system, put into place by Georges Auguste Escoffier, helped streamline and simplify work in
hotel kitchens. What is the name of the system?
Kitchen brigade system or brigade system
. In 1938, this Act was passed to protect workers from unfair treatment by employers. What is the
name of the Act?
Fair Labor Standards Act or FLSA
According to the FDA August 2003 Revision of the Model Food Code, what temperature range is
known as the temperature danger zone?
41°F to 135°F
What is the term for the unit of energy measured by the amount of heat required to raise 1000
grams of water by one degree Celsius?
Calorie or Kilocalorie
What is a recipe that produces a know quality and quantity of food for a specific operation
What is the name of the knife cut known for its characteristic seven-sided, football shape?
What is the main difference between a pot and a pan?
The number of handles OR a pot has two
handles and a pan has one handle
What are the strongly flavored or aromatic portions of plant bark, roots, seeds, buds, or berries
Who pioneered the processes of heating milk to a high enough temperature to kill pathogenic
What is the literal meaning of the French term mise en place (meez ahn plahs)?
To put in place
or Everything in its place
What two spice bundles are used to introduce flavorings, seasonings, and aromatics into stocks,
sauces, soups and stews?
Bouquet Garni (BO-kay GAR-nee) and Sachet d'épices (Sash-A DAY
What cooking method uses both conduction and convection to transfer heat to food submerged
in hot fat?
Deep Fat Frying
What is the ratio of standard ingredients included in a standard mirepoix (MEER-pwah)?
50% Onion, 25% Celery, 25% Carrots
What is the mixture of egg whites, ground meat, mirepoix, herbs & spices, and an acidic product
used to clarify stock for making consommé called?
Foie Gras (FWAH-grah), made from both duck and goose, is the fatty, enlarged version of what
organ of the animal?
What is the term used when referring to any herbaceous plant that can be partially or wholly
This member of the capsicum family, with varieties in green, red, yellow, purple, or orange, is
also known as a sweet pepper. How are they most commonly referred?
A pepper's heat or pungency ranges from zero to 16 million. What is the name of the scale used
to measure a pepper's pungency?
In terms of vegetarianism, who is a person that eats both eggs and dairy in addition to a
vegetable only diet?
Lacto-ovo vegetarian or Ovo-lacto vegetarian
What is formed when two liquids that would not ordinarily form a stable mixture are forced
together and held in suspension?
A Niçoise (NEE-swahz) salad is classified as which one of the following: Green salad, tossed
salad, composed salad, or bound salad?
What stage of cooked sugar is achieved by reaching 300°F and separates into a hard, brittle
Hard Crack Stage
When a droplet of water enters melted chocolate, the chocolate becomes lumpy. What is the
term for this reaction?
What is the term referring to the elastic network of proteins created when wheat flour is
moistened and manipulated?
What is the minimum amount of time recommended for lathering a soaping when washing ones
What is the only vitamin that can be produced in the body using the sun as it's source of energy?
On what type of menu offers each food and beverage item priced individually and ordered
A la carte
Name the common cookware item that is a large round vessel with straight sides and two loop
handles used for boiling and simmering foods.
Used for stockpots, griddles, fry pans, or braizers, this piece of large kitchen equipment is
considered to be the most versatile of commercial appliances?
What "fifth taste", from the Japanese word meaning "delicious" is described as savory, meaty,
If the purchase price for onions is $1 per pound with a 90% yield, what is the actual cost of 2
pounds of onions?
If a recipe yields four, eight ounce portions, what is the conversion factor for yielding 10
If a recipe yields four, four ounce portions, how many pounds are needed for 13 portions?
If a beef tenderloin weighs 10 pounds and has a 1 ½ pound tare, what is the percentage of
shrinkage before cooking?
If a slice of bread contains 10% of the RDA of Vitamin A, how many slices would you need to eat
to get your total allowance of Vitamin A?
If a hamburger contains 300 calories, what percentage of the recommended daily caloric intake
for an adult does it account?
If you are serving 3oz grilled hamburger patties with a 25% shrinkage, how many pounds of
ground beef would be ordered to serve 100 people?
What SkillsUSA officer serves as a consultant to the president on procedural matters?
If a student reaches the SkillsUSA Level 5 American award in the Professional Development
Program, what color is their award?
According to the Professional Development Program, what word refers to "an individual who is
recognized as knowledgeable in a field or area?"
What book is the official reference on parliamentary procedure?
Robert's Rules of Order: Newly
How many trade, techincal, and skilled service occupational titles are represented in the
According to Oxfam, what country was ranked first as having the most plentiful, healthy food?
A UNC-Chapel Hill study recently found that fast-food was not the main cause of childhood
obesity. What did they find was the leading cause?
Poor dietary habits originating in children's
According to research conducted by Consumer Report, what percentage of chicken breasts from
common retail outlets were found to contain harmful bacteria?
University of Bonn researchers recently found what popular beverages can be linked to
increased heart contraction rates in healthy people?