Cooking Techniques with Impact

Featuring Maggie Beer with:
Simon Bryant – Chef

Module Description:

All dishes can really shine when prepared with the right cooking technique, especially with those cheaper cuts of meat. You can bring out the hidden charms of different foods when you know how to cook them best, maximising the flavour, aroma and mouth feel for your diners.

It’s also important to know that different ingredients lend themselves to a wide variety of different cooking applications. Understanding how and when to apply these is essential for bringing out the best flavours, aromas and textures and will also ensure that your ingredients retain maximum nutritional value. Creating wonderful aromas is absolutely vital to the enjoyment of food, we will discuss how you can bring those aromas right into the dining rooms for your residents. In this module, we’ll describe the most common cooking techniques, demonstrate various cooking methods for meats and vegetables that maximise flavour, aroma and texture and you’ll be provided with recipes, tips and techniques to enhance your cooking.

In this module: 

  • Simon Bryant joins Maggie to talk about cooking techniques
  • We demonstrate how to combine those techniques with the right ingredients to enhance and maximise aroma and flavour
  • And we share recipes and tips that will make the most of the dining experience for your residents

Learning Outcomes

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

  •  Define common cooking techniques
  •  Explain why we use different cooking techniques
  •  Identify which cooking methods are most suitable for different meats and vegetables
  •  Demonstrate how to cook secondary cuts of meat to maximise flavour and texture
  •  Describe techniques that can bring aromas into the dining room



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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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