The Science and Technology of Producing the Gold Standard

Team Mentor:

Dr. Aubrey Coffee, Lecturer
Coordinator of Sensory Lab

Background:

  • Making the transition from the kitchen to commercial production will be the research focus of the team using culinary, food science, nutrition, marketing, and packaging concepts and techniques to complete the course research project.

    Each team kept a blog while preparing for the RCA Culinology Competition. To check it out, click here

    Research study abstracts for the Three Senoritas and Texas Triangles teams

    To view a picture gallery from the RCA Student Culinology Competition, click here

Group One Objectives:

The development of a "kid-friendly" recipes for the Farm to School Program that will include:

  • The "Palmetto Pick" for the months of February, March, and April

  • Ingredients

  • Smallware and Equipment

  • Method of Preparation

  • Nutritional Analysis

  • Picture of the Finished Product

Course Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate the steps required for recipe development

  • Explain the results in a meaningful and orderly manner

  • Assess and interpret results based on prior literature and their own research

  • Summarize their results, make conclusions, and prepare Research Poster


Group Two Objectives:

  • The development of a Gold Standard Recipe

  • The development of a commercial product from the gold standard recipe

  • The preparation and presentation of a research poster for the RCA (Research Chefs Association) and FOCI (Focus on Creative Inquiry)

Course Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe and develop a standardized recipe

  • Evaluate Gold Standard Recipes as part of the food product process

  • Demonstrate the steps required for recipe development

  • Prepare and determine the information/procedure/literature necessary, based on their role in the project

  • Classify, characterize, arrange and analyze their findings or data

  • Explain the results in a meaningful and orderly manner

  • Assess and interpret results based on prior literature and their own research

  • Summarize their results, make conclusions, and write scientific article(s) and/or technical report(s)