GASTRONOMY - 2020/1

Module code: MAN2159

Module Overview

The module provides a background to the basics of gastronomy including the development and origins of food and drink traditions, within multiple contexts. The development of the modern cuisine styles are examined and the influencing factors in food and drink selection. Current trends and their application to the menu development, quality and awards are also covered

Module provider

Hospitality, Tourism & Events Management

Module Leader

ASHTON Mark (Hosp & Tour)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 5

JACs code:

Module cap (Maximum number of students): 30

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

n/a

Module content

Lectures:
A History of Food, Drink and Eating
Meal Times and Typical Meals
Gastronomy, Parameters and Theory
Current Trends in Gastronomy – Provenance, Organic, Biodynamic, Foraging; Vegan; Farm to Fork; Traceability; Gut eating; Forgotten cuts; Food waste; Celebrity Chefs and Media etc.
Menu Types and Creation including Presenting Food and Beverages
Ethnic and Cultural influences on Gastronomy through Immigration and mass travel
Achieving Gastronomic Awards/Recognition – Michelin, AA, Good Food Guide
Nutritional Considerations, Labelling and Allergens

Tutorials:
Series of tastings to include Food and Beverages
Taste and Taste Information, Combining Tastes

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Examination Exam (1 Hour) 30
Coursework Individual Essay (2000 words) 70

Alternative Assessment

n/a

Assessment Strategy

Exam Based on skills and knowledge developed through the tastings (30%) Individual Essay Choosing a current gastronomic trend (from a given list) explain how it has developed over time and how your personal experience influences your understanding of this. You should apply contemporary industry examples to the trend. (70%)

Formative feedback

Students receive feedback throughout the semester via face to face teaching which will support them to complete the assessments.

Module aims

  • • The aim of this module is to study the basics of gastronomy including the development and origins of food and drink traditions, within multiple contexts. The development of the modern cuisine styles are examined and the influencing factors in food and drink selection. Current trends and their application to the menu development, quality and awards are also covered

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Ref
001 Explain how eating and drinking habits and cultures have developed globally K
002 Discuss critically food choice, cuisine styles and culinary practices, and how personal taste influences these C
003 Develop a sensory appreciation of food and beverages P
004 Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the current trends in gastronomy and their use in menu development K

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 117

Lecture Hours: 11

Tutorial Hours: 22

Methods of Teaching / Learning

Theoretical lecture each week and a tasting to follow

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list

Reading list for GASTRONOMY : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/man2159

Other information

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