Presentation on theme: "FOOD QUALITY AND PROFILING. Overview Food quality is the extent to which all the established requirements relating to the characteristics of a food are."— Presentation transcript:
Overview Food quality is the extent to which all the established requirements relating to the characteristics of a food are met. Flavoring is the requirement necessary to satisfy the needs and expectations of the consumer.
Purpose Using flavoring and your senses to meet the food quality standard.
Goals and Benefits Identity of a food quality in relation to a standard (Gold Standard) Learn the properties of taste Learn about Quality Checks Customer satisfaction
Basic tastes The sensations we detect when a substance comes in contact with the taste buds on the tongue Sweet Sour Salty Bitter Umami (savory)
Other Factors That Affect Flavor Perception Temperature Consistency Presence of contrasting tastes Presence of fats Color
Food Flavor Profiles Top notes or high notes – The sharpest first flavors or aromas Middle notes – The second wave of flavor, more subtle Low notes – The most dominant lingering flavor Aftertaste or finish – The final flavor Roundness – The unity of a dish’s various flavors Depth of flavor – A broad range of flavors
Seasoning An item added to enhance the natural flavors of a food without changing its taste Salt is the most common seasoning
Flavoring An item that adds a new taste to food and alters its natural flavors Flavorings include herbs, spices, vinegars and condiments
Flavoring Guidelines Flavorings should: Not hide the taste or aroma of the primary ingredient Be combined in balance, as not to overwhelm the palate Not be used to disguise poor quality or poorly prepared products Be added sparingly when foods are being cooked over a long period of time Taste and season foods frequently during cooking
Gold Standard What is the Gold Standard? The optimal sample plate from which other plates are to be modeled. Why is the Gold Standard important? Cost control (food & labor) Standardize recipes Eat with our eyes What is a Gold Standard product? Consistency of presentation and recipe Exceeding customer satisfaction
How to Prepare a Gold Standard Plate Directions: Read the recipe Prepare one sample plate Obtain approval before preparing the total amount needed Proceed with production of the menu items Periodically refer to Gold Standard plate through the food production process