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Culinary Arts Quiz Bowl
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What 18th Century chef was known as the "King of Chefs and Chef of Kings?"
. This system, put into place by Georges Auguste Escoffier, helped streamline and simplify work in
hotel kitchens. What is the name of the system?
Kitchen brigade system or brigade system
. In 1938, this Act was passed to protect workers from unfair treatment by employers. What is the
name of the Act?
Fair Labor Standards Act or FLSA
According to the FDA August 2003 Revision of the Model Food Code, what temperature range is
known as the temperature danger zone?
41°F to 135°F
What does the acronym Fat Tom stand for?
Food, Acid, Time, Temperature, Oxygen, Moisture
As yeast ferments, two byproducts are yielded. What are those products?
Alcohol & Carbon Dioxide
What should the temperature of water be when washing your hands?
What does the acronym HACCP stand for?
Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point
What is the term for the unit of energy measured by the amount of heat required to raise 1000
grams of water by one degree Celsius?
Calorie or Kilocalorie
Name two fat-soluble vitamins.
Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, or Vitamin K
What is a recipe that produces a know quality and quantity of food for a specific operation
What is the name of the knife cut known for its characteristic seven-sided, football shape?
What all-purpose knife is most commonly used by cooks?
Chef's Knife or French Knife
What is the main difference between a pot and a pan?
The number of handles OR a pot has two
handles and a pan has one handle
Spell the word that means to finely slice or shred leafy vegetables or herbs.
What are the dimensions of a bâtonnet (BAH-toh-nay) cut?
¼ Inch by ¼ inch by 2 inches
What are the dimensions of a Medium Dice?
½ inch by ½ inch by ½inch
What are the four basic tastes?
Sweet, Sour, Bitter, Salty
What are the strongly flavored or aromatic portions of plant bark, roots, seeds, buds, or berries
What is the best know and most widely used herb in the world?
Who pioneered the processes of heating milk to a high enough temperature to kill pathogenic
What is the literal meaning of the French term mise en place (meez ahn plahs)?
To put in place
or Everything in its place
What two spice bundles are used to introduce flavorings, seasonings, and aromatics into stocks,
sauces, soups and stews?
Bouquet Garni (BO-kay GAR-nee) and Sachet d'épices (Sash-A DAY
What heat transfer method refers to the transfer of heat through a fluid?
What cooking method uses both conduction and convection to transfer heat to food submerged
in hot fat?
Deep Fat Frying
What is the ratio of standard ingredients included in a standard mirepoix (MEER-pwah)?
50% Onion, 25% Celery, 25% Carrots
Name the five leading or mother sauces.
Béchamel, Velouté, Espagnole, Tomato, Hollandaise
What herb is the main ingredient in a traditional pesto?
What is the mixture of egg whites, ground meat, mirepoix, herbs & spices, and an acidic product
used to clarify stock for making consommé called?
Traditionally, what cheese is used to top French Onion Soup?
What protein found in connective muscle tissues are converted to gelatin when cooked?
Foie Gras (FWAH-grah), made from both duck and goose, is the fatty, enlarged version of what
organ of the animal?
When fabricating poultry, how many pieces can be harvested from the finished product?
What is the row of intramuscular bones running the length of round fish fillets called?
According to the USDA and in regards to quality, what is the highest grade of egg?
What is the clear portion of an egg, commonly referred to as egg white, also known as?
What is the term used when referring to any herbaceous plant that can be partially or wholly
This member of the capsicum family, with varieties in green, red, yellow, purple, or orange, is
also known as a sweet pepper. How are they most commonly referred?
A pepper's heat or pungency ranges from zero to 16 million. What is the name of the scale used
to measure a pepper's pungency?
Which starch vegetable is one of the only native vegetables to the New World?
What type of rice is traditionally used to make risotto?
In terms of vegetarianism, who is a person that eats both eggs and dairy in addition to a
vegetable only diet?
Lacto-ovo vegetarian or Ovo-lacto vegetarian
What is formed when two liquids that would not ordinarily form a stable mixture are forced
together and held in suspension?
There are four parts to a composed salad. Name three of the parts.
Base, Body, Garnish,
A Niçoise (NEE-swahz) salad is classified as which one of the following: Green salad, tossed
salad, composed salad, or bound salad?
What stage of cooked sugar is achieved by reaching 300°F and separates into a hard, brittle
Hard Crack Stage
When a droplet of water enters melted chocolate, the chocolate becomes lumpy. What is the
term for this reaction?
What is the term referring to the elastic network of proteins created when wheat flour is
moistened and manipulated?
What class of fire extenguisher is used to put out fires involving wood, paper, or plastic?
What is the minimum amount of time recommended for lathering a soaping when washing ones
What disaccharide is composed of glucose and fructose?
How many amino acids are essential for healthy adults?
What is the only vitamin that can be produced in the body using the sun as it's source of energy?
On what type of menu offers each food and beverage item priced individually and ordered
A la carte
Name the common cookware item that is a large round vessel with straight sides and two loop
handles used for boiling and simmering foods.
Used for stockpots, griddles, fry pans, or braizers, this piece of large kitchen equipment is
considered to be the most versatile of commercial appliances?
What "fifth taste", from the Japanese word meaning "delicious" is described as savory, meaty,
What is the process of changing a liquid oil to a solid?
How many teaspoons are in 2 quarts?
If the purchase price for onions is $1 per pound with a 90% yield, what is the actual cost of 2
pounds of onions?
If a recipe yields four, eight ounce portions, what is the conversion factor for yielding 10
If a recipe yields four, four ounce portions, how many pounds are needed for 13 portions?
If a beef tenderloin weighs 10 pounds and has a 1 ½ pound tare, what is the percentage of
shrinkage before cooking?
How many Tablespoons are in 3 cups?
If a slice of bread contains 10% of the RDA of Vitamin A, how many slices would you need to eat
to get your total allowance of Vitamin A?
If a hamburger contains 300 calories, what percentage of the recommended daily caloric intake
for an adult does it account?
If you are serving 3oz grilled hamburger patties with a 25% shrinkage, how many pounds of
ground beef would be ordered to serve 100 people?
If your food cost percentage of 28%, how much profit would be made from $1000 of sales?
What is the phrase "Preparing for Leadership in the World of Work?
The SkillsUSA Motto
Fill in the blank: I __________ begins each line of the SkillsUSA Creed.
On the SkillsUSA emblem, what item represents knowledge?
In reference to the SkillsUSA Official Colors, what does the color gold represent?
What does the acronym VICA mean?
Vocational Industrial Clubs of America
What SkillsUSA officer serves as a consultant to the president on procedural matters?
If a student reaches the SkillsUSA Level 5 American award in the Professional Development
Program, what color is their award?
According to the Professional Development Program, what word refers to "an individual who is
recognized as knowledgeable in a field or area?"
What book is the official reference on parliamentary procedure?
Robert's Rules of Order: Newly
Into how many SkillsUSA regions is the United States divided?
Where is the Texas SkillsUSA State Office located?
Who is the Texas SkillsUSA State Director?
How many goals are included in Vision 2020?
How many trade, techincal, and skilled service occupational titles are represented in the
What is the SkillsUSA motto?
Preparing for leadership in the world of work
On the SkillsUSA emlbem, what do the hands represent?
What symbol on the SkillsUSA emblem represents the industrial society?
What does the SkillsUSA color blue represent?
The common union of states and chapters
What colors represent the individual states and chapters?
Red & White
Where is the SkillsUSA National Office located?
According to Oxfam, what country was ranked first as having the most plentiful, healthy food?
A UNC-Chapel Hill study recently found that fast-food was not the main cause of childhood
obesity. What did they find was the leading cause?
Poor dietary habits originating in children's
According to research conducted by Consumer Report, what percentage of chicken breasts from
common retail outlets were found to contain harmful bacteria?
University of Bonn researchers recently found what popular beverages can be linked to
increased heart contraction rates in healthy people?
According to the CDC, what bacteria was recently found in chicken salads and wraps sold at
Trader Joe's stores in Arizona, California, Texas, and Washington?
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