Welcome to the Family and Consumer Sciences Department!
Students in this course cover topics such as yeast and quick breads, pies and pastries, cakes, frosting and decorating, cookies and candy. Students are also involved in preparing baked goods for serving and selling in the Coffee Café. Students have an opportunity to reinforce management skills, review nutrition information, expand on principles of preparation and apply skills learned from the Introduction to Food and Nutrition course.
Students in this class prepare foods for the Haverhill High School Coffee Café. Students examine culinary, hospitality and a variety of other career issues, food preparation, sanitation, nutrition and attractive food presentations. Additional topics include customer service, cost control, and management and safety issues.
Introduction to Foods and Nutrition
This prerequisite course will introduce students to the role of food in their life and the affect their daily food choices have on their health. They will also discover that what they read or hear about food and nutrition is not always true. Students will learn to make effective use of resources when planning and organizing a kitchen, buying and caring for equipment and appliances, and purchasing and storing food. They will also develop fundamental skills they need to plan meals, follow recipes, work safely and efficiently in the kitchen or foods lab, and serve meals attractively. Students will learn how to select, store, and prepare a wide variety of foods.
This laboratory course features foods and customs of over 30 countries! Students will learn how the food customs have been influenced by the geography and culture of each country. In this course students will compare the food traditions of various cultures and regions with respect to food choices and life styles, nutrition, how food is prepared, and ways of serving and eating food. Students will also explore creative ways to further develop the food and nutrition skills they have gained in other Family and Consumer Sciences classes.