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Course Description
CULN 120 focuses on fundamental concepts, skills and techniques of cookery. It includes the study of culinary terms and ingredients; cooking theories and procedures for making stocks, soups and sauces; basic cooking methods; handling and preparation techniques for fruits, vegetables, and starches; proper use of recipes, tools, and equipment with special emphasis on knife handling skills.

Upon successful completion of CULN 120, the student should be able to:

1. Demonstrate skills in knife, tool and equipment handling and apply principles of food preparation to produce a variety of food products.

2. Operate equipment safely and correctly.

3. Apply knowledge of laws and regulations and sanitaion in the kitchen.

4. Practice standards in behavior, grooming and dress that reflect the mature work attitude expected of industry professionals.

5. Apply the basic principles of sanitation and safety in a food service operation.

6. Practice personal hygiene habits and food handling practices that protect the health of the consumer.

: These learning outcomes are identified and covered on the schedule area of the course web site. These learning outcomes are identified in all lab areas of the class and written as the "learning expectations" and/or competencies of the course within the respective lab assignments.

Course Assignments
All course assignments for CULN 120 are electronic and are required to be submitted to your
Laulima account.

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Course CRN:

CRN #31058 Chef Frank Leake 22 August - 12 October, 2017
CRN #31059 Chef Frank Leake
17 October - 7 December, 2017
CRN #31057 Chef Tiffanie Masutani 23 August - 14 October, 2016


CRN #33245 Chef Frank Leake 12 January - 4 March, 2017
CRN #33246 Chef Frank Leake 8 March - 5 May, 2017
CRN #33244 Chef Tiffanie Masutani 11 January - 13 May, 2017


Course Title:

Fundamentals of Cookery



Lab/Lecture (Hours/Week):

2 hours lecture time
20 hours lab time

Class Location:

'Ohi'a 109 - Kitchen Lab
'Ohi‘a 112 - Classroom

Class Days & Times:

Chef Leake:
Tuesday - Thursday 7:00 AM - 2:15 PM

Chef Masutani:
Tuesday - Wednesday 3:00 PM - 8:20 PM


CULN 112 or FSHE 103 Sanitation/Safety, or Consent of Instructor


CULN 112 or FSHE 103 Sanitation/Safety

Instructor Information:

see the Instructor Page


Instructor Office Hours:

Chef Leake
Tuesday - Thursday; 5:00 - 6:00 AM and 2:15 - 2:45 PM
(or Tuesday - Thursday by appointment)

Chef Masutani
Tuesday - Wednesday: 2:00 - 2:30 PM
(or Tuesday - Wednesday by appointment)







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Disability access statements
Extended time in a minimal distraction environment is an appropriate accommodation based on a student's disability.

If you are a student with a documented disability and have not voluntarily disclosed the nature of your disability so that we may coordinate the accommodations you need, you are invited to contact the Disability Support Services Office (DSSO) in ‘Ilima 107, ph.734-9552, or email kapdss@hawaii.edu for assistance. For students whose primary disability is Deaf or hard of hearing, contact the KapCC Deaf Center in Manono 111C, ph. 734-9210 (V), 447-1379 (videophone), or email kapdeaf1@hawaii.edu.

Please note: you will need to contact Kapi’olani CC’s DSSO or Deaf Center to request accommodations in a Kapi’olani CC course even if you’ve already registered or are receiving services at another UH campus’s disability support program.

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Kapi'olani Community College Title IX Disclosure
Syllabus Statement

Kapi'olani Community College (KCC) faculty are committed to supporting our students and upholding gender equity laws as outlined by Title IX.  To know more about Title IX please visit KCC's Title IX Website: http://tinyurl.com/titleixkapcc.

Reporting: If a student chooses to confide in a faculty member or if a faculty member observes an incident regarding an issue of sexual violence, sexual harassment, domestic and intimate partner violence, stalking, gender-based discrimination, and gender-based bullying and hazing, faculty are required by federal law to report these issues to KCC's Title IX Coordinator, Dr. BrendaIvelisse - (808)734-9522kapvcsa@hawaii.edu, 'Ilima 205.

Confidentiality: If a student does not wish to formally report an incident to a faculty member, but wishes to speak to someone confidentially about any of the behaviors listed above, the student can speak to the confidential space counselors on campus: Dr. Sharoh Moore, Wellness Counselor - (808) 734-9450sharoh@hawaii.edu, 'Iliahi 113 or Cathy Wehrman, Student Parent Program Coordinator - (808) 734-9504cwehrman@hawaii.edu, 'Iliahi 201 or Brooke Conway, Student Parent Program Counselor at 808-734-9503,bconway@hawaii.edu, 'Iliahi 201.

Filing a complaint: If you have experienced or observed discrimination or harassment you may make a formal complaint by contacting the Title IX Coordinator, Dr. Brenda Ivelisse at (808) 734-9522. You may also report concerns online at http://tinyurl.com/KCCconcern or contact KCC security at 734-9900.


The electronic communications policy adopted in December 2005 establishes the University of Hawai'i Internet service as an official medium for communication among students, faculty, and staff. Every member of the system has a hawaii.edu address, and the associated username and password provide access to essential Web announcements and email. You are hereby informed of the need to regularly log in to UH email and Web services for announcements and personal mail. Failing to do so will mean missing critical information from academic and program advisors, instructors, registration and business office staff, classmates, student organizations, and others.

In instructional activities, students are responsible for meeting all of the instructor's attendance and assignment requirements. Failure to do so may affect their final grade. In all college-related activities, including instruction, they must abide by the college's codes and regulations, refraining from behavior that interferes with the rights and safety of others in the learning environment. Finally, if they decide to file a grievance, they are fully rsponsible for providing proof that they have been wronged.

Whatever method of evaluation is used, it is understood that the instructor reserves the right to make necessary and reasonable adjustments to the evaluation policies.


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