Fresh California Avocado Culinary Education Module
Discover the natural benefits of a Fresh California Avocado. Start with nutrition and popular appeal, then move to culinary versatility. With its rich taste and smooth texture, the California Avocado moves easily across conventional and ethnic menus–from appetizers to desserts–and dayparts. Learn to recognize the five stages of Ripeness to maximize yield per case and calculate per serving costs.
A Primer for Fresh California Avocados
ATTENTION AMERICAN CULINARY FEDERATION MEMBERS
The Primer for Fresh California Avocado curriculum has been approved by the ACF for 1 continuing education hour (CEH). Upon completion of Lessons l-V, download this Certification Exam and return the completed test to the email provided. Upon receipt of the exam, a certificate will be sent to you.
CLASSROOM LAB SESSIONS
Enhance your culinary curriculum with five four-hour courses designed to go from classroom to lab. These five sessions will reinforce students’ basic culinary skills through creative applications.
Lab Session I “Maximizing the Avocado Yield” – Students will discuss the various stages of avocado ripeness, and identify appropriate preparation methods for Hard, Breaking and Ripe avocados.
Lab Session II “The Versatile Avocado” – Students will cut-seed-peel the fresh avocado in halves, slices and dices, then incorporate fresh avocados in dishes from breakfast to dinner, and in various ethnic cuisines.
Lab Session III “Baking with Fresh California Avocados” – Students will learn techniques for substituting fresh avocados for saturated fats in baking applications.
Lab Session IV “Making Recipes Flavorful and Nutritious” – Students will understand the underlying issues that cause weight gain and obesity, then learn how to modify recipes for flavorful and nutritious results.
Lab Session V “Fresh California Avocados: Proper Handling” – Students will learn how to handle fresh avocados in tableside preparations.