Do You Know?

When preparing and storing food, what is considered the temperature range “danger zone” that allows bacteria to grow?

  1. Between 40-140 degrees
  2. Between 80-120 degrees
  3. Between 100-150 degrees


The correct answer is a. Food left in the “danger zone,” grows bacteria that can mke your attendees very sick. Even though you may not be doing the cooking and serving it is important to be aware of health and safety concerns. This also demonstrates the importance of working with reputable suppliers.


What is the correct term for mixed vegetables?

  1. Mesclun
  2. Panache
  3. Medallion
  4. Vol au Vent


The correct answer is b. Mesclun is field greens for salads, Vol au Vent is puffy pastry shells filled with creamed meat or custard and Medallion is a small round of meat.




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Kim Mangan
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