ISBN-10:
1118972724
ISBN-13:
9781118972724
Pub. Date:
01/26/2016
Publisher:
Wiley
Culinary Math / Edition 4

Culinary Math / Edition 4

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Culinary Math / Edition 4

Written by two former instructors at The Culinary Institute of America, this revised and updated guide is an indispensable math resource for foodservice professionals everywhere. Covering topics such as calculating yield percent, determining portion costs, changing recipe yields, and converting between metric and U.S. measures, it offers a review of math basics, easy-to-follow lessons, detailed examples, and newly revised practice problems in every chapter. Used by culinary professionals and students around the country, this book presents proven step-by-step methods for understanding foodservice math and using it appropriately in the kitchen. It is filled with examples and sample problems that connect math skills to real-world situations. This edition of Culinary Math also includes more practice problems in each chapter to help readers develop and practice their problem-solving skills.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118972724
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/26/2016
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 206,581
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

LINDA BLOCKER currently teaches the math of the hospitality industry at SUNY Delhi. Prior to teaching at SUNY Delhi, she was on the faculty of The Culinary Institute of America. During her years at the CIA, she taught culinary math. She also spent many years involved in her family's gourmet food business, Meredith Mountain Farms.

JULIA HILL taught cost control and culinary math at The Culinary Institute of America for fifteen years. Prior to her teaching position at the CIA, she was a public accountant and a restaurant manager.

THE CULINARY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA, founded in 1946, is the world's premier culinary college. Dedicated to driving leadership development for the foodservice and hospitality industry, the independent, not-for-profit CIA offers associate degrees in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts; bachelor's degree majors in management, culinary science, and applied food studies; and executive education through its Food Business School. Its conferences and consulting services have made the CIA the think tank of the food industry in the areas of health & wellness, sustainability, world cuisines & cultures, and professional excellence & innovation. The college also offers certificate programs and courses for professionals and enthusiasts. Its worldwide network of 48,000 alumni includes leaders in every area of foodservice and hospitality. The CIA has campuses in New York, California, Texas, and Singapore.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Preface

Chapter 1 Math Basics

Chapter 2 Customary Units of Measure

Chapter 3 Metric Measures

Chapter 4 Basic Conversion of Units of Measure within Volume or Weight

Chapter 5 Converting Weight and Volume Mixed Measures

Chapter 6 Advanced Conversions between Weight and Volume

Chapter 7 Yield Percent

Chapter 8 Applying Yield Percent

Chapter 9 Finding Cost

Chapter 10 Edible Portion Cost

Chapter 11 Recipe Costing

Chapter 12 Yield Percent: When to Ignore It

Chapter 13 Beverage Costing

Chapter 14 Recipe Size Conversion

Chapter 15 Kitchen Ratios

Appendix A Formula Reference Review

Appendix B Units of Measure and Equivalency Charts

Appendix C Approximate Volume to Weight Chart and Approximate Yield of Fruits and Vegetables Chart

Appendix D Rounding Realities

Appendex E Blank Food Cost Form

Answers to Chapter Problems

Culinary Math Glossary of Terms

Index

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