Synopses & Reviews
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
The first two editions of Culinary Math are used by culinary professionals and students all over the country, and the book is used as a required text for students in fundamental food service, cooking, and hotel management courses. This fully revised edition includes all-new photography, problem sets, a companion website, and input from industry leaders, as well as proven step-by-step methods and examples that help students connect math skills to real-world scenarios.
Written by two former instructors at The Culinary Institute of America, this revised and updated guide is an indispensable math resource for foodservice professionals everywhere. Covering topics such as calculating yield percent, determining portion costs, changing recipe yields, and converting between metric and U.S. measures, it offers a review of math basics, easy-to-follow lessons, detailed examples, and newly revised practice problems in every chapter.
About the Author
taught middle and high school mathematics for ten years before joining the faculty of The Culinary Institute of America. During her three years at the CIA, she taught culinary math. She spent many years involved in her family's gourmet food business, Meredith Mountain Farms.
Julia Hill taught cost control and culinary math at The Culinary Institute of America for fifteen years. Prior to her teaching position at the CIA, she was a public accountant and restaurant manager.
Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is an independent, not-for-profit college offering bachelor's and associate degrees in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts. A network of more than 37,000 alumni in foodservice and hospitality has helped the CIA earn its reputation as the world's premier culinary college. Courses for foodservice professionals are offered at the college's main campus in Hyde Park, New York, and at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, in St. Helena, California. Greystone also offers baking and pastry, advanced culinary arts, and wine certifications.
Table of Contents
1 Math Basics.
2 Customary Units of Measure.
3 Metric Measures.
4 Basic Conversion of Units of Measure within Volume or Weight.
5 Converting Weight or Volume Mixed Measures.
6 Advanced Conversions between Weight and Volume.
7 Yield Percent.
8 Applying Yield Percent.
9 Finding Cost.
10 Edible Portion Cost.
11 Recipe Costing.
12 Yield Percent: When to Ignore It.
13 Beverage Costing.
14 Receipt Size Conversion.
15 Kitchen Ratios.
Appendix A: Formula Reference Review.
Appendix B: Units of Measure and Equivalency Charts.
Appendix C: Approximate Volume to Weight Chart and Approximate Yield of Fruits and Vegetables Chart.
Appendix D: Rounding.
Appendix E: Blank Food Cost Form.
Culinary Math Glossary of Terms.