What Do You Want To Cook?

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What Do You Want To Cook? - Quiz

The contemporary kitchen, from institutional to fine-dining restaurant, runs according to a strict hierarchy in which the chef plays the lead role. Different systems and chef assignments exist to make the kitchen run as smoothly as possible. Which role can you play in the kitchen?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the origin of the word chef?

    • A.

      France

    • B.

      Italy

    • C.

      Britain

    • D.

      Nigeria

    Correct Answer
    A. France
    Explanation
    The word "chef" originated from France. The term "chef" is derived from the French word "chef de cuisine," which means "head of the kitchen." France has a long-standing culinary tradition and is known for its exquisite cuisine and culinary expertise. The French have greatly influenced the culinary world, and the word "chef" has become synonymous with a skilled and professional cook or chef.

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  • 2. 

    Which of these is a chef de cuisine's office?

    • A.

      Bank

    • B.

      Kitchen

    • C.

      Media house

    • D.

      Court

    Correct Answer
    B. Kitchen
    Explanation
    A chef de cuisine is a professional chef who is in charge of managing the kitchen and overseeing the preparation and execution of meals. Therefore, it is logical to assume that their office would be the kitchen, where they would spend most of their time supervising the cooking process, coordinating with the kitchen staff, and ensuring the quality and consistency of the dishes being served.

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  • 3. 

    Which of these is second in command and direct assistant of a chef?

    • A.

      Saute chef

    • B.

      Poissonnier chef

    • C.

      Sous-chef

    • D.

      Potager

    Correct Answer
    C. Sous-chef
    Explanation
    A sous-chef is the second in command and direct assistant of a chef. They are responsible for supervising the kitchen staff, coordinating food preparation, and ensuring that dishes are executed to the chef's standards. The sous-chef plays a crucial role in the kitchen hierarchy, assisting the chef in menu planning, inventory management, and maintaining the overall efficiency of the kitchen. They are often responsible for training and mentoring junior chefs and ensuring that the kitchen operates smoothly in the chef's absence.

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  • 4. 

    Which of these chefs generally refers to one in charge of a particular area of production?

    • A.

      Patissier chef

    • B.

      Legumier chef

    • C.

      Tournant chef

    • D.

      Chef de partie

    Correct Answer
    D. Chef de partie
    Explanation
    A "chef de partie" is a chef who is in charge of a particular area of production in a kitchen. This term is commonly used in French cuisine and refers to a chef who oversees a specific section or station, such as the sauté station or the pastry section. They are responsible for preparing and cooking dishes within their area of expertise, ensuring that the food is of high quality and meets the standards set by the head chef.

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  • 5. 

    Which chef is responsible for all sauteed items and sauce?

    • A.

      Saute chef

    • B.

      Tournant chef

    • C.

      Garde manger

    • D.

      Boucher

    Correct Answer
    A. Saute chef
    Explanation
    The saute chef is responsible for all sauteed items and sauces. Sauteing is a cooking technique that involves quickly frying food in a small amount of oil or fat over high heat. This requires precision and skill to ensure that the food is cooked evenly and does not burn. The saute chef is also in charge of preparing and making various sauces, which are an essential component of many dishes. Therefore, the saute chef is the correct answer for this question.

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  • 6. 

    This chef prepares roasted and braised meats and their appropriate sauce.

    • A.

      Fry chef

    • B.

      Roast chef

    • C.

      Grill chef

    • D.

      Saute chef

    Correct Answer
    B. Roast chef
    Explanation
    A roast chef specializes in preparing roasted and braised meats along with their appropriate sauce. This involves cooking meats in an oven or over an open flame, allowing them to slowly cook and develop a rich, flavorful crust. Roasting and braising techniques enhance the tenderness and juiciness of the meats, and the chef also prepares accompanying sauces to complement the dish. Therefore, a roast chef is the correct answer for this question.

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  • 7. 

    Which of these is the role of the Pantry chef?

    • A.

      Prepare fried items

    • B.

      Prepare all grilled foods

    • C.

      Prepare salads

    • D.

      Prepare vegetables in a full brigade system

    Correct Answer
    C. Prepare salads
    Explanation
    The role of the Pantry chef is to prepare salads. This involves creating a variety of salads using different ingredients, dressings, and garnishes. The Pantry chef is responsible for ensuring that the salads are fresh, visually appealing, and properly portioned. They may also be in charge of maintaining the salad station, organizing ingredients, and coordinating with other chefs to ensure a smooth flow of food preparation in the kitchen.

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  • 8. 

    What do you call a newly qualified Chef?

    • A.

      Patissier chef

    • B.

      Entremetier chef

    • C.

      Potager

    • D.

      Toque commis chef

    Correct Answer
    D. Toque commis chef
    Explanation
    A newly qualified Chef is called a "toque commis chef". The term "toque" refers to the traditional chef's hat, while "commis chef" is a French term for an apprentice or assistant chef. Therefore, a toque commis chef is a newly qualified chef who is still learning and gaining experience in the culinary field.

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  • 9. 

    What do you call the tall white hat that chefs wear?

    • A.

      A toque

    • B.

      Top hat

    • C.

      Cap

    • D.

      Cowboy hat

    Correct Answer
    A. A toque
    Explanation
    A toque is the tall white hat that chefs wear. It is a traditional hat worn by chefs to signify their profession and is often associated with the culinary industry. The tall height of the toque allows for air circulation and prevents heat from the kitchen from affecting the chef's head. It is a symbol of authority and expertise in the kitchen and is commonly worn in professional culinary settings.

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  • 10. 

    Which country do sushi chefs come from?

    • A.

      Italy

    • B.

      Japan

    • C.

      France

    • D.

      Spain

    Correct Answer
    B. Japan
    Explanation
    Sushi is a traditional Japanese dish, consisting of vinegared rice combined with various ingredients such as raw or cooked seafood, vegetables, and sometimes tropical fruits. Sushi chefs, also known as itamae, are trained in the art of sushi preparation and originate from Japan, where sushi has been a part of their culinary culture for centuries. The other three options (Italy, France, and Spain) are not known for their sushi cuisine, making Japan the correct answer.

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