• Program: Culinary Arts
  • Course: Global Cuisine
  • Course #: CULA2056
  • Total Credits: 4

Course Description

This course is intended to give students a better understanding of the cuisines, major and minor, famous and less so, of the different regions of world. It will explore how they arose from their cultures and geographies, what factors influence menu choices in those regions, and what indigenous techniques are used in their preparation. In addition, the course will provide useful information in the search for ingredients in preparing those cuisines.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Demonstrate knowledge of the cultures which produces each cuisine
Demonstrate cooking techniques familiar to a variety of world regions
Demonstrate knowledge of the ingredients used in different regions of the world
Participate in discussions of global food and culture
Demonstrate teamwork in the preparation of each session's menu
Evaluate characteristics of regional food & beverage traditions
Demonstrate professionalism in the areas of preparation, clean up and sanitation
Demonstrate understanding of the role of products in the culinary environment
Demonstrate the ability to source produces for a global menu
Design a regional specific menu
Demonstrate the knowledge of the influence climate has on global and regional cuisine
Identify global influences on American cuisine

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Food manager's certificate, current registration to earn one, or instructor's approval
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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