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Looking for a book that helps set up a cooking school, and lesson plan. The Great Hall: Looking for a book that helps set up a cooking school, and lesson plan.
By Chefspike (Chefspike) on Monday, February 17, 2003 - 05:59 pm: Edit

Anybody have one of these OR knows of one that I could buy OR knows of a free web site.
I better find out and know what this is going to take, or involve. No reason to leave it up to the Chef.
He's going to have his hands full dealing with me, cause I'll be crazy! LOL!!!

By Corey (Corey) on Monday, February 17, 2003 - 06:59 pm: Edit

hmm, I know the gisslen books have lesson plans and teacher guides, that what I used in school.

By Flattop (Flattop) on Monday, February 17, 2003 - 07:33 pm: Edit

Seeing how my school is in the same process I suppose I can tell you what not to do as I've seen it.

Get with the Chefs that will be teaching and have them help you layout the classes and lesson plans as you both see fit.Then you can communicate about the needed equiptment and what isn't needed and save yourselves some bucks and a few headaches over little stuff.

You could contact the ACF about certification to see what they are ask for, and use that as a possible guideline

By Tortesrus (Tortesrus) on Monday, February 17, 2003 - 08:34 pm: Edit

The ACF has an Instructor's Guide to the Art and Science of Culinary Preparation. I think that this is the manual to the book that most of the certification training is based on.
I have the manual- it's broken down into lesson plans, Key Principles and concepts,Lab Excercises, Review Quiz Discussions, and Step by step session outlines. It can be ordered online through the ACF. It looks like a good teaching guideline for any student that may desire to go through the certification process down the road.
I'm sure that there are other really good teaching manuals out there -I'm only familiar with this one.
Hope this information may be of some help...

By Chefmanny (Chefmanny) on Tuesday, February 18, 2003 - 12:04 pm: Edit

Most books have lesson plans in them already Spike.
What you need is a "curriculum framework", you can get this from a education state department or steal it from an existing school.
This sets out what you are going to teach.

By Chefspike (Chefspike) on Tuesday, February 18, 2003 - 08:29 pm: Edit

thanks everybody, I will look in to all of them.
Manny!, whats up buddy?
How's Flor-e-da?

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