Cook Fresh. Chill. Enhance.

Featuring Maggie Beer with:
Leo Gstrein – National Executive Chef, Compass Group Australia

Module Description:

The Cook Chill process is a controlled system of advanced food preparation designed to provide more flexibility and efficiency in food service. A huge variety of foods, including meats, vegetables, soups and even desserts can be cooked from fresh, then rapidly – or blast – chilled. Key to the success of Cook Chill is close monitoring through the storage, transportation and delivery process until service, resulting in uniformity of flavours and textures.

However, production efficiency shouldn’t be at the expense of satisfying levels of flavour, texture and aroma. Maximise the process and make the most of all opportunities, including regeneration, enhancing and food presentation, by adding extra garnishes, boosting flavour, colour, texture and ensuring that the aromas of home cooking permeate throughout the dining room. This will result in increased food consumption and a more satisfactory dining experience.

Staff involvement is also essential to the success when preparing Cook Chill meals for service. Being equipped with the knowledge to enhance meals empowers staff to be creative in the kitchen and proud of their finishing and presentation skills.

In this module:

  • We discuss the Cook Chill approach to food preparation
  • We talk about the importance of the Regeneration process
  • And we demonstrate simple and effective ways to enhance Cook Chill meals for maximum aroma and flavour

Learning Outcomes

When you have completed this course, you should be able to:

  •  Define the cook-chill process
  •  Describe the types of meals and ingredients that best suit the process.
  •  Explain why cook-chill meals should not be simply a heat-and-eat solution.
  •  Demonstrate how to present cook-chill and fresh vegetable dishes with maximum colour, aroma and flavour for residents.



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The Nitty Gritty

  • Duration & Cost

    All of the modules are designed to contain approximately 30 minutes of high quality content plus a self assessment check which could take another 10 to 15 minutes.

    The cost per module is free.

  • What do I get?

    These online training modules are designed to provide important practical skills that will help cooks and chefs provide wholesome, tasty foods for older Australians. On successfully completing each module you will receive:

    - MBF certificate
    - PDF download of key learning
    - MBF recipes presented in each module
    - Enrolment in the MBF Community Forum which encourages sharing of knowledge, answers to questions and access to experts
    - Ongoing access to recipes, newsletters and access to Maggie's expertise

  • Can I do it any time?

    Yes, once you have registered for a module you will be able to complete it at any time.

  • What happens after I complete the course?

    After completion, you will gain access to the MBF Community Forum, a place where you'll have the chance to ask any questions you might have and gain access to ongoing recipes created by the Maggie Beer team and expert chefs.

  • Ask Questions

    Once you've completed the course, you'll gain access to the MBF Community Forum where you'll be able to ask any outstanding questions to experts.

  • Learning Resources

    You will have access to the module PDFs and by enrolling in the MBF Community Forum, ongoing access to recipes, newsletters and Maggie's expertise.

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