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Food Storage & Emergency Preparation - Chapter Summary
This collection of lessons outlines proper emergency food storage methods. Using a simplified and straightforward teaching style, our instructors walk you through the steps that are needed in order to prepare food for long-term storage. You'll learn how to prepare food for emergencies and see the differences between perishable, non-perishable and semi-perishable foods.
These bite-sized lessons deliver you the most important definitions and concepts in a way that's easy to understand and remember. After completing a lesson, you can take the accompanying self-assessment quiz to test your understanding of the material. Feel free to reach out to our instructors if any questions arise, and study the chapter material at any time that fits your schedule.
How It Helps
Workers in the hospitality industry can benefit from these emergency food preparation lessons. Professionals who prepare and handle food on a daily basis can consult these lessons to understand how to store a variety of foods in case of an emergency. Professionals in non-hospitality fields can also use these lessons to ensure that their organizations can effectively prepare and store food for emergencies. Additionally, aspiring hospitality professionals could use these lessons to gain a competitive advantage over other candidates.
By the end of the chapter, you'll be able to:
- Tell the difference between perishable, non-perishable and semi-perishable food
- Understand emergency food preparation methods
- Prepare for emergencies using non-perishable food
- Know how to store food for long periods of time
1. How to Prepare Food for Long-Term Storage
Throwing away food is not only wasteful but can also be costly. One way to preserve food is to package it in such a way that it can be stored for the long-term. Come along as we learn how to do so in this lesson.
2. What is Perishable Food? - Definition & Examples
Cooks have to interact with many kinds of food, but not all should be stored the same way. In this lesson, we are going to check out perishable foods and see how to handle them.
3. What is Non-Perishable Food? - Definition & Examples
Different kinds of food spoil at different rates. In this lesson, we are going to examine non-perishable food, look at some common examples and learn the best way to store these items.
4. Semi-Perishable Food: Examples & Definition
Not all food spoils the same, and not all food is best stored in the same ways. In this lesson, we are going to look at semi-perishable food items and see how to keep them fresh and flavorful.
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