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Culinary Math

Culinary Math
Author: Linda Blocker - Julia Hill - The Culinary Institut
ISBN 13: 9780470068212
ISBN 10: 470068213
Edition: 3
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 2007-09-04
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
List Price: N/A

Used by culinary professionals and students around the country, this book presents proven step-by-step methods for understanding foodservice math and using it appropriately in the kitchen. Written by former instructors at The Culinary Institute of America, it is filled with examples and sample problems that connect math skills to real-world situations.

This edition has been expanded with new material on topics such as inventory, yield percent, and statistics. It also includes revised practice problems in each chapter to help develop and exercise problem-solving skills.

Well organized and easy to use, Culinary Math reviews basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, fractions, and decimals; goes over calculations with percents; presents the units of measure used in most professional kitchens in the United States; and offers simple methods for converting weight and volume measures.

Culinary Math also shows how to:

  • Calculate yield percent

  • Determine costs, edible portion costs, recipe costs, and beverage costs

  • Find out the amount of a product needed for a particular use

  • Change recipe yields

  • Carry out conversions for purchasing and food costing

  • Understand and use kitchen ratios

  • Convert U.S. measures to metric units and vice versa

Easy Lessons and Exercises for Mastering Culinary Math Skills

Revised and Expanded Edition