Food Production General

Affiliated to NCVT (Govt. of India)

Course Duration
This course is of 20 months (Inclusive of 6 months Industrial Training/”On the job” Training)
Entry Qualification
10th pass for entry and +2 pass for sitting in NCVT Exam (24/32 seats on merit basis)
No. of seats
Total number of seats available for one academic session is 32 (Only 24 trainees will get to seat in NCVT exam on merit basis & remaining trainees will receive internal certificate)
Job Prospects
  • Assistant cooks in star hotels and resorts.
  • Chefs in smaller restaurants.
  • Set up own outlets / catering unit.

Course Introduction

Food Production (General) is a professional food making/production trade. The duration of the course is 20 months with two semesters. During the course, students are introduced to various techniques of food making and its preservation. They are also taught of kitchen organisation-responsibilities and functions of each category of staff working in kitchen, inter-relation between the staff of kitchen with bakery and other departments. Trainee also learns about the importance of personal hygiene, cleanliness of kitchen/cooking utensils and food handling. Trade is career orienting in nature which opens many jobs in various sectors.


Semester One

  • Aims & Objective of cooking.
  • Intro to Catering industry / Hotel industry.
  • Organizational hierarchy of kitchen Department.
  • Attributes of kitchen services personnel.
  • Duties and responsibilities of kitchen service personnel.
  • Personal hygienic, Grooming and Etiquette.
  • Classification of raw materials.
  • Kitchen organization.
  • Salads and their classification.
  • Menu planning.
  • Quality control, indenting & costing.
  • Classification of soup
  • Introducing to kitchen and kitchen sections.
  • Familiarization & understanding the usage of equipment & tools.
  • Proper usage of kitchen knife and hand tools.
  • First aid for cuts & burns.
  • Safety practices to be observed in kitchen.
  • Familiarization, identification of commonly used raw material.
  • Basic cuts of vegetables.
  • Demonstration of cooking methods.
  • Preparation of basic Indian cuisine.
  • Preparation of different menus.
  • Preparation of stocks.
  • Basic mother Sauce along with 5 derivative of each

Semester Two

  • Egg Structure.
  • Method of cooking different vegetables.
  • Larder organization & lay out.
  • Classification of Horsdoevure & salads.
  • Fish classification, scaling, cleaning & preparation.
  • Butchery – cut of Beef, Lamb, Mutton & Pork, its uses and weight.
  • Assembling of Buffet.
  • Characteristics & types of leavening /raising agent.
  • Food adulteration as a public health hazard.
  • Fundamentals of nutrition
  • Breakfast preparation.
  • Preparation & cooking of veg. dishes.
  • Festive Menu’s –
  • Ethnic royal Cuisine-
  • Preparation of fish dishes and cuts.
  • Preparation of meat dishes and cuts.
  • Pork dishes and cuts.
  • Chicken preparations and cuts.
  • Preparation of sandwiches and canopies.
  • Various type of bread, bread rolls & Bread sticks.
  • Farinaceous dishes.
  • Chinese.
  • Preparation of: Pastries, Jam tart, Swiss roll
  • Vegetables patties, Chocolate Eclairs & cakes