Math for the Professional Kitchen

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en Limba Engleză Paperback – 20 sep 2011
Essential math concepts for professional chefs and culinary students Ideal for students and working professionals, Math for the Professional Kitchen explains all the essential mathematical skills needed to run a successful, profitable operation. From scaling recipes and converting units of measure, to costing ingredients and setting menu prices, it covers crucial information that will benefit every foodservice provider. Written by three veteran math instructors from The Culinary Institute of America, the book utilizes a teaching methodology based on daily in-classroom practice. The entirety of the standard culinary math curriculum is covered, including conversions, determining yields, purchasing, portioning, and more. * Vital mathematical concepts are reinforced with easy-to-understand examples and review questions * This is a thorough, comprehensive main text for culinary students as well as a great kitchen reference for working professionals Math for the Professional Kitchen will be an invaluable resource not only in the classroom but also in the kitchen as students embark on their professional careers, where math skills play a crucial role in the ever-important bottom line.
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ISBN-13: 9780470508961
ISBN-10: 0470508965
Pagini: 320
Dimensiuni: 215 x 276 x 16 mm
Greutate: 0.68 kg
Editura: Wiley
Locul publicării:Hoboken, United States

Public țintă

Culinary students and professors will use this book as a main text for culinary math courses, or as a supplemental text for a variety of fundamental cooking and restaurant management courses. The book will also appeal to professional chefs as a kitchen reference and for a quick review of basic math principles.


Acknowledgments. Foreword. Chapter 1: Units of Measure and Unit Conversions. Chapter 2: Recipe Scaling. Chapter 3: Yield Percent. Chapter 4: Purchasing and Portioning. Chapter 5: Recipe Costing. Chapter 6: Kitchen Ratios Appendix I: Additional Information on Units of Measurement. Appendix II: Volume Unit Equivalent Visual Memorization Aids. Appendix III: Changing Between Fractions, Decimals, and Percents. Appendix IV: Problem Solving with the Bridge. Answers to Practice Problems. Glossary of Terms. References.

Notă biografică

Susan Wysocki (left) has had a career as a banker, a chef, and a college professor. She has been teaching in the business management department at The Culinary Institute of America since 1999. In addition, she is the owner and operator of Babycakes Café in Poughkeepsie, New York, where she lives with her two sons, Alex and Oliver. Michael Nothnagel (center) has taught mathematics at the high school, community college, and university levels for the past 14 years. He has been a faculty member at The Culinary Institute of America since 2006. He also constructs crossword puzzles for major newspapers and other venues. Laura Dreesen (right) has been with The Culinary Institute of America for 15 years. During that time, she has taught mathematics, cost control, introduction to computers, and computers in the food business and is coauthor of the college's personal finance course. She is an avid gardener and a foodie through and through.


A good chef needs a firm grasp of basic math skills in order to cook well and achieve financial success. Ideal for students and working professionals, this book explains all the essential mathematical skills needed to run a successful, profitable food-industry operation.