GASTRONOMY - 2022/3
Module code: MAN2159
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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
Hospitality, Tourism & Events Management
ASHTON Mark (Hosp & Tour)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 5
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
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
Series of tastings to include Food and Beverages
Taste and Taste Information, Combining Tastes
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||Individual Essay (2000 words)||70|
|Examination||Exam (1 Hour)||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%)
Exam Based on skills and knowledge developed through the tastings (30%)
Students receive feedback throughout the semester via face to face teaching which will support them to complete the assessments.
- • 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
|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|
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.
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Programmes this module appears in
|International Hospitality Management BSc (Hons)||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
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