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Consumer Science

Our Program

Family and Consumer Sciences education serve as a foundation for life literacy education. One goal is to improve students’ ability to be successful in today’s world.  The course integrates leadership, problem-solving, hands-on experience, and life skill development opportunities.

Skills Learned

  • Sewing
  • Budgeting
  • Basic Tool Knowledge
  • Basic Car Maintenance
  • Basic Home Maintenance
  • Laundry and Cleaning
  • Knife Skills
  • Kitchen Safety and Sanitation
  • Cooking and Meal Planning
  • Baking and Decorating
  • Etiquette, Napkin Folding and Table Setting
  • Child Development
  • Job Search and Success

Course Opportunities

  • Fairchild Tropical Garden Green Cuisine Competition
  • Family Showcase Dinner

Culinary Arts 101: Baking and Pastry

In this course, students learn all about food, including food culture, food history, food safety, and current food trends. They will be focusing more on the dessert and pastry aspects of food, but also get the basic techniques that will transfer into other culinary areas. Through hands-on activities and in-depth study of the culinary arts field, this course helps students hone their cooking skills and gives them the opportunity to explore careers in the food industry.

Course Objectives

  • Integrate STEAM activities throughout the course of the year
  • Discuss global food diversity through hands on baking labs
  • Explain the basics of nutrition
  • Explain how taste and smell combine to give foods their flavors
  • Interpret food labels
  • Explain the basics of safety in culinary arts
  • Identify safety hazards in the food service industry
  • Explain the basics of sanitation in a professional kitchen
  • Discuss procedures for cleaning commercial kitchen equipment
  • Identify laws and regulations specific to the food service industry
  • Read, follow, and convert standardized recipes
  • Demonstrate mastery of standard weights and measures used in the food service industry
  • Use, follow, prepare, and plate standardized recipes creatively
  • Identify various moist and dry cookery methods
  • Create shopping lists and creating a budget for food service and preparation
  • Identify professional organization related to hospitality and food service
  • Calculate the proper measurements and weights for precision baking
    Demonstrate mastery of learned techniques through competition and showcase events

Course Opportunities

  • Competitions:
    • Fairchild Tropical Garden Green Cuisine Competition
    • Fresh from Florida Student Chef Cook-Off
  • Field Trips:
    • Cook Around the World (Orlando, FL)
    • Food Network SOBE Festival – Student Masterclass
    • South Florida Cake and Candy Expo

Meet Our Staff

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