Passed my ACF Sous Chef Exam.

Discussion in 'General Culinary School Discussions' started by billyg60, Mar 20, 2002.

  1. billyg60

    billyg60

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    Took my ACF Sous chef exam and I must say, it was alittle harder than I thought. I passed with a 74 but was kinda shocked I didn't do better.

    Any way I took a year worth of studying 5 books while also taking classes. Now all I need to get my certification is my grades from the Nutrition course at the end of this semester (final on April 29)


    I was suprised that I had no questions about food costing or costing out of menu items ---etc...

    The baking part is what really killed me(since it has been years since I have actually baked anything)

    also was suprised about the French meaning of Hor D'ourves (and yes I did get it right)

    Billy
     
  2. kimmie

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    Congrats Billy. :bounce: :bounce:
     
  3. shawtycat

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    Congrats on your exam! :D :bounce:

    Just curious as to what the French meaning of Hor D'ourves means though.
     
  4. billyg60

    billyg60

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    Well If I would have spelled it corect. Hors D'oeuvre ;-)


    Outside the work!! top of page 412 in "The Art And Science of Culinary Preparation"

    It was a loooong night tonight.

    Billy
     
  5. culinarian247

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    Congrats on your passing of the Sous Chef exam!!!!

    :chef: :roll: :bounce: :beer: :smiles: :crazy: :smokin :cool:


    Was the book "The Art And Science of Culinary Preparation" the most beneficial to you for the exam. And how do you Count up points? I guess it doesn't matter to me now since I'm only a student. But Nietzche says, "A man without a plan is not a man". So I'm just planning right now............
     
  6. billyg60

    billyg60

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    Yes---and no.

    I would say a combination of several, including
    The Art and Science
    New Pro chef 7th edition
    On Cooking (my personal fave)
    Pro cooking 4th edition
    Sauces--classical and contemporary sauce making
    CIA'S Gardemange book, The Art and Craft of the Cold Kitchen (me like a lot also)

    the ServeSafe Sanitation Course book.

    Thats what did it for me.
    If I would have taken that **** Baking class last semester,Pro baking had a couple of things from it on the test.


    Enjoy and happy reading.

    Billy
     
  7. isa

    isa

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    Congratulations on passing your exam Billy! :bounce: