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Certification Modules

CPR/AED – 3 Hours

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize an emergency
  • Respond to an emergency by using action steps: Check, Call, Care
  • Check an injured person
  • Provide basic care for sudden illnesses until more advanced medical help arrives
  • Use an automated electronic defibrillator

National Environmental Health Association Food Safety – 18 Hours

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the risks faced by a food service establishment
  • Assist in preventing the occurrence of unsafe habits that result in foodborne illness
  • Protect food and food service equipment from contamination
  • Practice good personal hygiene as it applies to the safe food handler
  • Correctly stock and rotate food products
  • Successfully clean and sanitize food service contact areas and equipment
Tips – 5-9 Hours (dependent on participant’s English reading and comprehension level)

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the risks faced by a food service establishment
  • Assist in preventing the occurrence of unsafe habits that result in foodborne illness
  • Protect food and food service equipment from contamination
  • Practice good personal hygiene as it applies to the safe food handler
  • Correctly stock and rotate food products
  • Successfully clean and sanitize food service contact areas and equipment
MA Allergy Training – 2.5 Hours

The MA allergy training provides current information food allergies and celiac disease-related food intolerance, including the major food allergens; celiac disease and the food intolerances that it produces; symptoms of allergic reactions and celiac disease and procedures that restaurants should follow in educating employees about food allergies and celiac disease and steps that restaurants, hotels & caterers, should take if a customer has an allergic or celiac disease-related reaction to food.

Basic Culinary Skills

Kitchen Math – 6 Hours

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate understanding of recipe terminology
  • Demonstrate understanding of liquid measurement values
  • Ability to convert liquid measurements from one value to another
  • Ability to increase or reduce recipe yields
  • Demonstrate understanding of fraction math
  • Demonstrate understanding of measuring utensils
Knife Skills – 12 Hours

Learning Objectives:

  • Select and care for knives
  • Identify all parts of the knife
  • Use a utility knife safely:
    • Clean
    • Carry
    • Sharpen
    • Store
    • Cut
  • Position guiding hand correctly
  • Cut foods into a variety of shapes and sizes:
    • Julienne
    • Battonet
    • Chiffonade
    • Dice
Pan Skills – 12 Hours

Learning Objectives:

  • Properly clarify butter
  • Understand the proper techniques and guidelines necessary to
    • Sauté
    • Pan sear
    • Pan fry
  • Demonstrate basic egg preparation and flipping techniques
  • Demonstrate standard breading procedures and when to use each one
  • Understand the importance of timing when cooking multiple food items
Soups and Sauces – 12 Hours

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate understanding of thickening agents
  • Ability to make and use a roux slurry and beurre manie
  • Ability to make and use a mirepoix
  • Demonstrate understanding of soups and sauces
  • Demonstrate understanding of mother sauces

Professional Food Server/On-Call Banquet Server

Food Server Vocabulary / Terminology Module – 6 Hours

Learning Objectives:

  • Ability to identify and describe various kitchen equipment
  • Ability to Identify and describe various foods
  • Ability to identify and describe tableware, glassware, and flatware
  • Demonstrate knowledge of various cooking methods
  • Ability to interact with customers in a professional manner
Food Server Napkin Folding / Table Setting Module – 6 Hours

Learning Objectives:

  • Ability to fold napkins in eleven classic folds
  • Execute traditional table settings
  • Demonstrate knowledge of polishing techniques
Food Server Order Taking / Order of Service Module – 6 Hours

Learning Objectives:

  • Ability to take orders and interact with customers in a professional and informative manner
  • Ability to serve guests using the proper sequence of events
  • Ability to describe menu items and make informed suggestions
Food Service / Wine Service / Cocktail Service Module – 6 Hours

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of various wines
  • Ability to identify basic wine varietals
  • Ability to execute traditional tableside wine service
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of various liquors
  • Demonstrate knowledge of classic cocktails & their garnishes
  • Demonstrate knowledge of appropriate glassware for specific cocktails.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of mixers
Food Server Micros Module – 12 Hours

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of Micros system
  • Ability to open and close a check
  • Ability to accurately enter food and beverage orders
  • Ability to place orders using seating position and course numbers
  • Ability to accurately use modifiers
  • Ability to accurately convey customer preferences and needs.
  • Ability to correctly enter personal time codes and manage time sheets
Buffet Module – 6 Hours

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of all buffet equipment
  • Ability to set up a general buffet using correct sequential placement of foods, equipment, and utensils
  • Demonstrate knowledge of buffet staff and their responsibilities
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic buffet etiquette
  • Ability to set up a basic buffet place setting
Banquet Table Setting Module – 6 Hours

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of all banquet equipment
  • Ability to set up a traditional banquet table
  • Demonstrate knowledge of buffet staff and their responsibilities
  • Ability to read and understand a B.E.O.
  • Ability to set a banquet table according to a specific B.E.O.
  • Ability to safely stack, lift and carry trays
Banquet Order of Service Module – 6 Hours

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate understanding of cocktail hour
  • Demonstrate understanding of serving appetizers and/or wine
  • Ability to greet guests, introduce oneself, and interact with guests in a professional manner
  • Understand importance of food allergies and ability to communicate this information successfully
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the sequence of service
  • Understand differences between banquet and table service
Banquet Styles of Service Module – 6 Hours

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate understanding of and ability to execute Bread Buttering
  • Demonstrate understanding of and ability to execute various styles of service including:
    • Escoffier Service
    • French Service
    • Other service styles commonly used in Boston hotels

Citizenship

Citizenship – 2 Hours/Week

Learning Objectives:

  • U.S. History and Civics lessons
  • Understanding the N-400 application
  • Preparation for the interview with a USCIS official
  • Referral to support services if needed
  • Follow up sessions and tutorials

Computer Skills Enhancement

BASICS
Basic Computer Skills – 6 Hours 

Learning Objectives:

  • Hardware:
    • Identify computer components and understand their functions
  • Software
    • Discuss and identify types of commonly used software
    • Understand and identify how to access software, including desktop icons
  • Keyboard
    • Identify special keys and their functions
  • Mouse Skills
    • Hand position
    • Click, drag, double-click, highlight

BEGINNER

Windows 10 (Touchscreen) – 7.5 Hours

Learning Objectives:

  • Introducing Win 10
    • Start screen – Sign in / Sign out, Shut Down
    • Desktop & Start Bar
    • Touchscreen gestures
  • Working with Windows Apps
    • Start, Close, search for apps
  • Exploring the keyboard
    • Function keys
    • Settings
Internet – 7.5 Hours

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how to use a search engine
  • Understand and identify web browsers and their icons on the desktop
  • Become familiar with the parts of a browser toolbar
  • Understand web addresses and parts of web addresses
Gmail (Email) – 7.5 Hours

Learning Objectives:

  • Create an account
  • Practice sending and receiving messages
  • Understand the components of an email address
  • Understand how to compose, reply and forward an email
  • Become familiar with sending and receiving attachments
Google Drive Document – 5 Hours

Learning Objectives:

  • Introduction to Google Apps & Google Drive
  • Logging in and accessing Google Drive
  • Creating, editing, printing, and closing a document
  • Inserting a photo, sharing documents

INTERMEDIATE

Windows 10 (Touchscreen and Mouse Gestures) – 5 Hours

Learning Objectives

  • Introducing Win 10
    • Start screen – Sign in / Sign out, Shut Down
    • Desktop & Start Bar
    • Touchscreen & mouse gestures
  • Working with Windows Apps
    • Start, Close, search for apps
  • Exploring the keyboard
    • Function keys
    • Settings
Microsoft Office: MS Word – 5 Hours

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn text formatting: font, font size, font style, and font color
  • Make lists using bullets and numbering
  • Understand how to add pictures, tables and charts
  • Add clip art, shapes, watermarks
  • Insert headers and footers
  • Utilize track changes
Microsoft Office: MS Excel – 7.5 Hours

Learning Objectives:

  • Become familiar with the basic features of Microsoft Excel: Autosum and Autofill
  • Become familiar with the Ribbon
  • Learn to use basic formulas such as sum and average
  • Create charts
  • Learn to create tables with numerical data as well as text-based data
Microsoft Office: PowerPoint – 7.5 Hours

Learning Objectives:

  • Become familiar with creating slides for a presentation
  • Learn slide layout, how to organize and format text, insert pictures
  • Manage transitions between slides and animation of text and pictures
Learn to Use Google Tablets and Apple iPads – 5 Hours

Learning Objectives:

  • Introduction to operating systems: Mac OS and Android OS
  • Google Tablets
  • iPad

Education Advancement

English for Hospitality (beginner to advanced levels, AM & PM classes) – 65 Hours

Learning Objectives:

  • Ability to communicate with guests, supervisors, and co-workers using proper customer service language
  • Familiarity with career ladders within the industry
  • Computer assisted language learning (CALL) resources within the HTC computer lab
  • Vocabulary and best practices related to health and accessing health benefits
  • Ability to articulate goals, both personal and professional
  • Formal oral student presentation at the end of each cycle

Math Skills (Pre-GED) – 5 Hours/week