Produce and serve food for buffets

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver SITHCCC304, 'Produce and serve food for buffets'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge section and the range statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

1. Select ingredients.

1.1 Confirm food production requirements from food preparation list and standard recipes.

1.2 Calculate the required quantities of buffet food and ingredients according to expected customer traffic.

1.3 Identify and select ingredients from stores according to recipe, quality, freshness and stock rotation requirements.

2. Produce and present foods for buffets.

2.1 Use appropriate cookery methods and standard recipes to prepare foods for buffets.

2.2 Glaze buffet items to acceptable organisational standards.

2.3 Produce sauces and garnishes suitable for buffet food items.

2.4 Produce or obtain appropriate buffet showpieces and decorations.

2.5 Use organisational buffet display plans to determine the layout of buffet.

2.6 Arrange and present food items attractively without drips or spills to maximise appeal.

2.7 Display hot and cold buffet food in appropriate serviceware at a safe temperature to avoid food hazards.

3. Serve, replenish and store buffet foods.

3.1 Serve food according to organisational standards.

3.2 Follow organisational food safety procedures for displaying and serving hot and cold buffet foods to avoid food contamination.

3.3 Use portion control to minimise wastage and maximise profit.

3.4 Replenish buffet items throughout the service period to meet customer traffic requirements.

3.5 Store buffet items in appropriate environmental conditions before and after the buffet service period.