Category: Catering

How To Prepare Tapioca (Recipe & Procedure)

Tapioca is extracted from cassava root whose botanical name is Manihot esculenta. Over the years, Tapioca recipe has always remained the same and we shall explore its procedure in this article as well as reeling out its health benefits. Tapioca pudding is mainly carbohydrate with low saturated fat, sodium and protein. This white starchy extract […]

Kitchen Accidents: Types, Causes & Prevention


Definition of kitchen Accident: Accidents can be defined as unpleasant events that happen unexpectedly causing injury to individuals and damage to property in the kitchen or destruction of lives. Types of Kitchen Accidents A catering establishment could experience accidents due to any of the following: fire, faulty electrical installation, human error or mistake, wrong mechanical […]

Bill Presentation & Types of Billing Methods

The guest’s order is written by the waiter in the docket (or jotter). The first and second courses are written in one page while the dessert is recorded on another page. The cashier makes sure everything is entered on the duplicate copy of the food and drink check then adds up the prices on the […]

Types & Methods of Cooking

Cooking is the preparation of food in readiness for eating, using heat to render tissues palatable, digestible attractive and safe for consumption. Reasons Why do we need to cook our food 1 . To aid digestion and make it easier to swallow. 2. To provide variety of food to be eaten. 3. To sterilize the […]

Introduction To Culinary Terms

Definition Culinary terms are a list of some cuisine and service terms written in French because it was in France that cuisine terms were developed and codified. Glossary of culinary terms and their meanings ABATS: This refers to meat offals, like heart, head, liver, kidney etc ABATIS DE VOLAILLE: This refers to poultry offals (e.g. […]

First Aid: Definition, Aims & Contents of First Aid Box

First aid is the immediately or emergency treatment given to a sick or injured person before seeking medical attention or is been taking to the hospital. Accident does not respect anyone. It can occur at home, at school, at work, in the office, in the church, on the road, anywhere, anyhow and to anyone. Whatever […]

Safety Procedures In Catering Establishment: Kitchen Accident

Students should be able to: Define safety and kitchen accident. Know the various types of accidents thst occurs in the kitchen. Identify causes, prevention of kitchen accidents. Introduction The word Safety is derived from French word, (sauf), meaning the state of being “safe” the condition of being protected against physical, social, spiritual, financial, political, emotional, […]

Bed: Definition & Types

Introduction A bed can be defined as a piece of furniture or location primarily used as a place to rest, relax, nap or sleep. A bed is a piece of furniture used as a place to sleep or relax. Most modern beds consist of a mattress on a bed frame, with the mattress resting either […]

Housekeeping Personnel: Categories Explained

Housekeeping staff can be divided into three categories: Managerial: Executive housekeeper, Head housekeeper. Supervisory: Assistant housekeeper, floor housekeeper, linen room supervisor, public area supervisor, and so on. The unskilled: Cleaners, porter, valet, florist, tailor. Executive Housekeeper/ Director Of Housekeeping The executive housekeeper reports to the general manager, or the resident manager, or the room division […]

The Housekeeping Department: Importance & Responsibilities

The aim of all hospitality establishments is to provide their customers with clean, attractive, comfortable and welcoming surroundings that offer value for money. Nothing sends a stronger message than cleanliness in a hospitality operation. No level of service, friendliness or glamour can equal the sensation a guest has upon entering a spotless, tidy, and conveniently […]