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  • What 18th Century chef was known as the "King of Chefs and Chef of Kings?"

    Marie-Antoine
    Carême

    . 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 does the acronym Fat Tom stand for?

    Food, Acid, Time, Temperature, Oxygen, Moisture

    As yeast ferments, two byproducts are yielded. What are those products?

    Alcohol & Carbon Dioxide

    What should the temperature of water be when washing your hands?

    100°F

    What does the acronym HACCP stand for?

    Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point

    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

    Name two fat-soluble vitamins.

    Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, or Vitamin K

    What is a recipe that produces a know quality and quantity of food for a specific operation
    known as?

    Standardized Recipe

    What is the name of the knife cut known for its characteristic seven-sided, football shape?

    Tournée (toor-nay)

    What all-purpose knife is most commonly used by cooks?

    Chef's Knife or French Knife

    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

    Spell the word that means to finely slice or shred leafy vegetables or herbs.

    C-H-I-F-F-O-N-A-D-E

    What are the dimensions of a bâtonnet (BAH-toh-nay) cut?

    ¼ Inch by ¼ inch by 2 inches

    What are the dimensions of a Medium Dice?

    ½ inch by ½ inch by ½inch

    What are the four basic tastes?

    Sweet, Sour, Bitter, Salty

    What are the strongly flavored or aromatic portions of plant bark, roots, seeds, buds, or berries
    called?

    Spices

    What is the best know and most widely used herb in the world?

    Parsley

    Who pioneered the processes of heating milk to a high enough temperature to kill pathogenic
    bacteria?

    Louis Pasteur

    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
    piece)

    What heat transfer method refers to the transfer of heat through a fluid?

    Convection

    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

    Name the five leading or mother sauces.

    Béchamel, Velouté, Espagnole, Tomato, Hollandaise

    What herb is the main ingredient in a traditional pesto?

    Basil

    What is the mixture of egg whites, ground meat, mirepoix, herbs & spices, and an acidic product
    used to clarify stock for making consommé called?

    Clearmeat

    Traditionally, what cheese is used to top French Onion Soup?

    Gruyére

    What protein found in connective muscle tissues are converted to gelatin when cooked?

    Collagen

    Foie Gras (FWAH-grah), made from both duck and goose, is the fatty, enlarged version of what
    organ of the animal?

    Liver

    When fabricating poultry, how many pieces can be harvested from the finished product?

    Eight

    What is the row of intramuscular bones running the length of round fish fillets called?

    Pin Bones

    According to the USDA and in regards to quality, what is the highest grade of egg?

    AA

    What is the clear portion of an egg, commonly referred to as egg white, also known as?

    Albumen

    What is the term used when referring to any herbaceous plant that can be partially or wholly
    eaten?

    Vegetable

    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?

    Bell Peppers

    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?

    Scoville Scale

    Which starch vegetable is one of the only native vegetables to the New World?

    Potatoes

    What type of rice is traditionally used to make risotto?

    Arborio

    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?

    Emulsion

    There are four parts to a composed salad. Name three of the parts.

    Base, Body, Garnish,
    Dressing

    A Niçoise (NEE-swahz) salad is classified as which one of the following: Green salad, tossed
    salad, composed salad, or bound salad?

    Composed Salad

    What stage of cooked sugar is achieved by reaching 300°F and separates into a hard, brittle
    sheet?

    Hard Crack Stage

    When a droplet of water enters melted chocolate, the chocolate becomes lumpy. What is the
    term for this reaction?

    Seizing

    What is the term referring to the elastic network of proteins created when wheat flour is
    moistened and manipulated?

    Gluten

    What class of fire extenguisher is used to put out fires involving wood, paper, or plastic?

    Class A

    What is the minimum amount of time recommended for lathering a soaping when washing ones
    hands?

    20 seconds

    What disaccharide is composed of glucose and fructose?

    Sucrose

    How many amino acids are essential for healthy adults?

    9

    What is the only vitamin that can be produced in the body using the sun as it's source of energy?

    Vitamin D

    On what type of menu offers each food and beverage item priced individually and ordered
    separately?

    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.

    Sauce Pot

    Used for stockpots, griddles, fry pans, or braizers, this piece of large kitchen equipment is
    considered to be the most versatile of commercial appliances?

    Tilt skillet

    What "fifth taste", from the Japanese word meaning "delicious" is described as savory, meaty,
    or rich?

    Umami

    What is the process of changing a liquid oil to a solid?

    hydrogenation

    How many teaspoons are in 2 quarts?

    384

    If the purchase price for onions is $1 per pound with a 90% yield, what is the actual cost of 2
    pounds of onions?

    $2.20

    If a recipe yields four, eight ounce portions, what is the conversion factor for yielding 10
    portions?

    2.5

    If a recipe yields four, four ounce portions, how many pounds are needed for 13 portions?

    3.25
    pounds

    If a beef tenderloin weighs 10 pounds and has a 1 ½ pound tare, what is the percentage of
    shrinkage before cooking?

    15% shrinkage

    How many Tablespoons are in 3 cups?

    48

    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?

    10 slices

    If a hamburger contains 300 calories, what percentage of the recommended daily caloric intake
    for an adult does it account?

    15%

    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?

    25 pounds

    If your food cost percentage of 28%, how much profit would be made from $1000 of sales?

    $720

    What is the phrase "Preparing for Leadership in the World of Work?

    The SkillsUSA Motto

    Fill in the blank: I __________ begins each line of the SkillsUSA Creed.

    Believe

    On the SkillsUSA emblem, what item represents knowledge?

    Torch

    In reference to the SkillsUSA Official Colors, what does the color gold represent?

    The Individual

    What does the acronym VICA mean?

    Vocational Industrial Clubs of America

    What SkillsUSA officer serves as a consultant to the president on procedural matters?

    Parliamentarian

    If a student reaches the SkillsUSA Level 5 American award in the Professional Development
    Program, what color is their award?

    Silver

    According to the Professional Development Program, what word refers to "an individual who is
    recognized as knowledgeable in a field or area?"

    Consultant

    What book is the official reference on parliamentary procedure?

    Robert's Rules of Order: Newly
    Revised Edition

    Into how many SkillsUSA regions is the United States divided?

    Five

    Where is the Texas SkillsUSA State Office located?

    Mabank, Texas

    Who is the Texas SkillsUSA State Director?

    Janet Conner

    How many goals are included in Vision 2020?

    6

    How many trade, techincal, and skilled service occupational titles are represented in the
    SkillsUSA curriculum?

    130

    What is the SkillsUSA motto?

    Preparing for leadership in the world of work

    On the SkillsUSA emlbem, what do the hands represent?

    The individual

    What symbol on the SkillsUSA emblem represents the industrial society?

    Gear

    What does the SkillsUSA color blue represent?

    The common union of states and chapters

    What colors represent the individual states and chapters?

    Red & White

    Where is the SkillsUSA National Office located?

    Leesburg, Virginia

    According to Oxfam, what country was ranked first as having the most plentiful, healthy food?

    Netherlands

    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
    homes

    According to research conducted by Consumer Report, what percentage of chicken breasts from
    common retail outlets were found to contain harmful bacteria?

    97%

    University of Bonn researchers recently found what popular beverages can be linked to
    increased heart contraction rates in healthy people?

    Energy Drinks

    According to the CDC, what bacteria was recently found in chicken salads and wraps sold at
    Trader Joe's stores in Arizona, California, Texas, and Washington?

    E.Coli

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