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Culinary Skills Indigenous
Courses and Descriptions
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Year 1
Term 1 Course Name Credit Hours
  COMM-1008 Communication 4
  CULI-1003 Garde Manger 6
  CULI-1008 Basic Food Preparation 6
  CULI-1014 Introduction to Culinary Arts 3
  EDUC-1001 Seminar in Traditional Teaching 1 3
  SAFE-1028 WHMIS 0
  SEMR-9067 Certified Food Handler Training Program Level 1 0
  SEMR-9080 Emergency First Aid 0
  SEMR-9197 Fire Safety 0
Term 2 Course Name Credit Hours
  COMM-1202 Culinary Pre-Employment Skills 3
  CULI-1005 Patisserie 1 6
  CULI-1011 Culinary Computer Applications 4
  CULI-1021 Short Order Cooking 5
Term 3 Course Name Credit Hours
  WRKE-1016 Co-operative Education 1 9

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COMM-1008 Communication
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The ability to communicate effectively with people in your own organization, as well as with clients and the public, while using a variety of technologies, is highly valued in today’s workforce. You will represent your organization, and your organization's success will depend on you.

This communication course is designed to develop students' basic understanding of the principles of communication, with an emphasis on practical applications in business situations. Students will prepare and use written and oral communication effectively and efficiently. Since precision, clarity, and accuracy are essential to effective business communication, this course will emphasize style, content, and strategy. By reading assigned material, participating in discussions, honing their writing skills, completing assignments, and making oral presentations, students will develop sound business communication skills.


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COMM-1202 Culinary Pre-Employment Skills
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In this course, students will gain the skills needed to obtain employment in the Culinary sector. Topics covered include job searches, cover letters, resume writing and interview skills.
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CULI-1003 Garde Manger
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The purpose of this course is to provide students with the basic food knowledge and skills to prepare cold food items. Students will apply basic knife skills, and apply safety and sanitation procedures appropriate to the preparation of foods in a Garde Manger kitchen. Students will apply basic skills through the mise en place and the preparation of salad dressing, basic salads, sandwiches and hors d’oeuvres. Students will also study and identify the application of basic garnishing and presentation techniques. 
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CULI-1005 Patisserie 1
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Baking and pastry proficiencies are important in developing a comprehensive skill set for Culinary Professionals. This course focuses on developing an understanding of essential pastry production methods. Concepts related to ingredient function and characteristics, baking and pastry equipment, and basic baking principles will be covered. Students will become proficient in the production of basic baked products such as yeast-raised goods, quick breads, cookies, pastries, cakes, custards, sauces and basic desserts through theory and practical application.  Daily practical evaluations, projects, and final practical exam are used to facilitate learning and assess student progress.



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CULI-1008 Basic Food Preparation
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This course is to provide students with the basic foundation on which to build a fundamental knowledge of hot food preparation. While working in a hot preparations kitchen, students will further develop knife skills by learning fundamental cuts and techniques while applying those basic skills safely and effectively. Students learn the basic skills and food knowledge used in the hot kitchen through the mise en place and the preparation of stocks, sauces, thickening agents, vegetables, starches and protein cookery. Through theoretical and lab work, students will also learn to apply appropriate basic cooking methods to hot foods in both  classical and modern applications.
Prerequisites:
SEMR-9067;
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CULI-1011 Culinary Computer Applications
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The use of modern technology is essential to operating in the hospitality industry. By the end of this course, students will be able to use Microsoft productivity software efficiently and effectively. Using a teacher-led, practical approach, students will work through a variety of tutorials and exercises that will enable them to develop, demonstrate, and apply introductory and intermediate competencies using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

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CULI-1014 Introduction to Culinary Arts
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This course applies the fundamental practices and procedures used at all levels in the foodservice industry and in preparation for working in the kitchen labs. Practicing food safety and sanitation, following safe working procedures and accurately reading, converting and measuring recipes and ingredients are critical skills used in foodservice. Students will analyse food safety and sanitation case studies and write a report on critical practices and procedures. Students will identify professional kitchen tools and equipment and explain basic safety procedures when using hand tools or equipment and working in a professional kitchen. Students will use basic math skills to convert recipe yields and measurements.
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CULI-1021 Short Order Cooking
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Short order cooking is the foundation to the work flow and organizational structure of any restaurant. Students will learn the basic skills used in the short order kitchen through the mise en place and preparation of breakfast, beverages, dairy products, soup and hot sandwiches. Working in a kitchen brigade, students will be expected to work safely while demonstrating teamwork, leadership and professionalism. Students will also develop methods of seasoning, flavour building and presentation skills through the practical application of basic short order techniques. Theoretical study will include the study of breakfast cookery; uses of eggs, and dairy products.
Prerequisites:
SEMR-9067;
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EDUC-1001 Seminar in Traditional Teaching 1
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Learners will participate, explore and become aware of the traditional and contemporary teachings, ceremonies and way of life of the First Nation families. Learners will become the carriers of the knowledge & wisdom given and share with others upon completion of the learning circle. Learners will examine in an in-depth instruction of each the teachings, ceremonies and history of each lesson 
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SAFE-1028 WHMIS
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The Workplace Hazardous Materials System (WHMIS) is a system for ensuring that important information about hazardous products is communicated where products are used, stored and handled. This course provides Information necessary to understand and interpret information about hazardous products, including pictograms (symbols), labels and Safety Data Sheets.

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SEMR-9067 Certified Food Handler Training Program Level 1
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Students will take an examination focusing on commercial food service sanitation and safety issues. Upon successful completion they will receive a Food Handlers Certificate provided by the City of Winnipeg Environmental Health Services.

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SEMR-9080 Emergency First Aid
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This course covers initial assessments, airway management, breathing, shock, poisons, how to call for emergency and medical assistance, secondary assessments, wounds, HeartSaver, CPR, and medical emergencies. Upon completion, students will receive an Emergency First Aid certificate from St. John Ambulance.
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SEMR-9197 Fire Safety
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Students will learn to handle fire emergencies through exploring the ABC's of fires, different types of extinguishers, and getting hands-on experience with a fire extinguisher. The training will involve a combination of hands-on work and practical theory using a computer-based training package.
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WRKE-1016 Co-operative Education 1
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Students will spend a minimum of 400 hours in a paid culinary industry-specific work placement. This provides them with an opportunity to apply, reinforce, and enhance the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they have acquired in their first year courses at Red River College in a real-life, professional setting. Performance is monitored and evaluated by the employer, the student, and the Hospitality Department.
Prerequisites:
CULI-1021 and COMM-1202 COMM-2008 or HOSP-1017
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