International and Regional Foods (FSS 2242C)
3 credits and 5 Lab Hours
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Students will have the opportunity to learn about various Czech Republic cooking techniques and Hospitality at the Stredni Skola Garstronomicka and Hotel University in Prague. Explore traditional Czech menu items and the effect of tradition in the European diet. Emphasis is placed on the importance of balance of nutrients including but not limited to carbohydrates. There are four markets to visit: Havel’s Market, Farmers Market Naplavka, Prague Market, and Albert Market all within walking distance.
The class will take a walking tour of Prague visiting Grandior hotel, which is a five-star hotel and Augustine hotel where we experience Czech Cuisine. There will be three day trips to various towns emphasizing their particular foods and hospitality. The Day trips include Cesky Krumlov, Vienna, and Kutna Hora. Classes taught by SSGH University will include geography and history, modern student life, and Czech Cuisine. By the end of the class student will be able to synthesis their global experience into their personal leadership philosophy and competencies.
INTERNATIONAL AND REGIONAL FOODS (Prerequisites: FOS 2201, FSS 1203C, FSS 1246C) Emphasis is placed on learning to use various condiments and seasonings that are indigenous to different parts of the world in food preparation. Topics may include Far East cuisine, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, North African cuisine, and Continental cuisine. Lectures, demonstrations and preparations will also cover American regional cooking. Student must successfully pass written and practical examination covering a variety of cooking techniques.
Culinary, Pastry, Hospitality students
This program will receive partial funding by Valencia's Student Development Office, the Valencia Foundation, and the SAGE Office. These departments will be contributing a percentage towards the cost of participation. Funding is limited to a set number of students per program.
Eligible students can use their financial aid to cover part or all of the final payment and/or additional program costs (airfare, accommodations, meals, etc.) as long as the course satisfies your degree requirements. Complete a MY EDUCATION PLAN or meet with an Academic Advisor for details. It is important that this course count towards your degree or certificate program; otherwise, your financial aid payment may be reduced.
All Meetings are required
All Meetings are required
Please note that the program may be altered or cancelled at any time at the discretion of Valencia College, and, in many circumstances, airfare or other transportation costs incurred by the student may not be refundable. Dates and prices are subject to change without notice before the application deadline.