Restaurant Inspections

All restaurants undergo an inspection on a regular basis to ensure that food is being prepared in a safe and sanitized area. Using your research and interview, you will develop your own inspection sheet.

^ My Journal

If you completed the journal entry from page 1, refer to it to see if you have ever had a complaint against a restaurant's cleanliness. Add any additional notes about specific sanitation steps that the restaurant could improve upon.

English Language Arts

NCTE 6 Apply knowledge of language structure and conventions to discuss texts. NCTE 7 Conduct research and gather, evaluate, and synthesize data to communicate discoveries.

Project Assignment

In this project, you will:

• Research restaurant inspection sheets to see what type of information appears on them.

• Identify and interview someone in the restaurant business who has gone through an inspection.

• Create your own inspection sheet.

• Prepare a presentation to share what you have learned with your class.

Applied Culinary Skills Behind the Project

Your success in culinary arts will depend on your skills. Skills you will use in this project include:

>■ Understanding workplace safety and sanitation guidelines. >■ Identifying contamination and cross-contamination. >■ Knowing the proper protective clothing for restaurant employees. >■ Understanding the HACCP system.

>■ Determining the importance of safety measures when preparing, storing, and serving food.

English Language Arts Skills Behind the Project

The English Language Arts skills you will use for this project are writing, interviewing, and speaking skills. Remember these key concepts:

Writing Skills

>■ Use correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar. >■ Use findings from research to communicate discoveries in writing. >■ Organize the summary of your research in the order that leads you to your conclusion.

Interviewing Skills

>■ Listen attentively.

>■ Be aware of nonverbal communication.

>■ Ask additional questions to gain a better understanding.

Speaking Skills

>■ Speak clearly and concisely.

>■ Be sensitive to the needs of your audience.

>■ Speak slowly so that the audience can follow your presentation.

Research Restaurant Inspections

Conduct research to find different restaurant inspection sheets. You may want to start by asking to see the inspection sheet for your state department of health. Write a summary of your research to: Explain how, when, and why inspections occur.

Determine what the inspectors look for in an HACCP plan.

Identify how restaurant personnel are inspected.

List specific items regarding food storage, cleaning,and labeling.

Describe the types of equipment and physical facilities that are inspected.

Determine why a follow-up inspection may be required.

Plan Your Interview

Use the results of your research to write a list of interview questions to ask a local restaurant worker who has been through an inspection. Your questions may include:

• How do you prepare for an inspection?

• What do you and the rest of the restaurant staff and patrons do during the inspection?

• Are you ever able to correct a violation while the inspector is still there?

• When do you hear the results of the inspection?

• How do those results impact your restaurant?

Connect with Your Community

Identify a local restaurant employee you can interview about the inspection process. Conduct your interview using the questions you prepared in Step 2. Take notes during the interview and write a summary of the interview.

Culinary Project Checklist

Plan

✓ Research different inspection sheets and summarize your findings.

✓ Plan and write your interview questions.

✓ Interview a restaurant worker and write a summary of the information you learned.

✓ Create your own inspection sheet with a rating system.

Present

✓ Make a presentation to your class to discuss the results of your research, your interview, and your inspection sheet.

✓ Invite students to ask any questions they may have. Answer these questions.

✓ When students ask you questions, demonstrate in your answers that you respect their perspectives.

✓ Turn in the summary of your research, your interview questions, and the inspection sheet to your teacher.

Create Your Inspection Sheet

Use the Culinary Project Checklist to plan and create a restaurant inspection sheet to share what you have learned with your classmates.

WT Evaluate Your Culinary and Academic Skills

Your project will be evaluated based on:

• Content and organization of your information.

• Depth and detail of your inspection sheet.

• Speaking and listening skills.

«ft Rubric Go to this book's Online Learning Center at glencoe.com for a rubric you can use to evaluate your final project.

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Expert Advice Go to this book's Online Learning Center at glencoe.com to read an article by a culinary expert from Johnson & Wales University about which areas health inspectors consider the most important in a kitchen.

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Chapter

3 Foodservice Career Options

4 Becoming a Culinary Professional

5 Customer Service

6 The Dining Experience

EXPLORE THE PHOTO

Employees with the right training and job skills and an appealing dining atmosphere all help ensure that customers are satisfied. Why do you think having satisfied customers is important?

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Your Career in Foodservice

After completing this unit, you will know the jobs that are available in foodservice, and how customer service and the dining experience affect profits. In your unit culinary project, you will research the duties of a particular foodservice job. Then, you will create a presentation scene for your classmates about what skills are needed in that job.

My Journal

Write a journal entry about any foodservice careers that sound interesting to you.

• What do you think foodservice workers do in their daily routine?

• What skills do you think you will need to be successful?

JOHNSON & WALES

UNIVERSITY

"The cross-training I received through a hotel internship was so helpful to understand the whole operation and be able to work in any department."

Brandon Marshall Director of Catering Quorum Hotel Tampa

JOHNSON & WALES

UNIVERSITY

Your Career in Foodservice

After completing this unit, you will know the jobs that are available in foodservice, and how customer service and the dining experience affect profits. In your unit culinary project, you will research the duties of a particular foodservice job. Then, you will create a presentation scene for your classmates about what skills are needed in that job.

My Journal

Write a journal entry about any foodservice careers that sound interesting to you.

• What do you think foodservice workers do in their daily routine?

• What skills do you think you will need to be successful?

JOHNSON & WALES

UNIVERSITY

"The cross-training I received through a hotel internship was so helpful to understand the whole operation and be able to work in any department."

Brandon Marshall Director of Catering Quorum Hotel Tampa

CHAPTER 3

Foodservice Career Options

3.1 Careers in Foodservice

3.2 Foodservice Trends

3.3 Entrepreneurship

Opportunities

Prewriting

Think about the different careers in the food industry. Write for five minutes about a job you would choose and why it appeals to you. Then, take five minutes to organize your topics into a logical order.

Writing Tips

^^ Freewrite or collect ideas from other sources.

^^ List ideas and see how they relate to each other.

^^ Ask questions to clarify ideas.

EXPLORE THE PHOTO

Being a chef is just one of the many careers available in foodservice. What other foodservice careers can you name?

Explore the many career options open to you.

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