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Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge section and the range statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.
1. Select ingredients.
1.1 Confirm food production requirements from food preparation list and standard recipes.
1.2 Calculate ingredient amounts according to requirements.
1.3 Identify and select meat products and other ingredients from stores according to recipe, quality, freshness and stock rotation requirements.
2. Select, prepare and use equipment.
2.1 Select knives and other equipment of correct type and size.
2.2 Safely assemble and ensure cleanliness of equipment before use.
2.3 Use knives and other equipment safely and hygienically according to manufacturer instructions.
3. Portion and prepare ingredients.
3.1 Thaw frozen meats safely.
3.2 Sort and assemble ingredients according food production sequencing.
3.3 Weigh and measure ingredients and create portions according to recipe.
3.4 Use meat preparation techniques according to recipe requirements.
3.5 Minimise waste and store reusable by-products.
4. Cook meat dishes.
4.1 Select and use meat cookery methods.
4.2 Prepare marinades and meat accompaniments as required.
4.3 Follow standard recipes and make food quality adjustments within scope of responsibility.
5. Present meat dishes.
5.1 Portion and serve meats according to recipe requirements.
5.2 Carve meats using appropriate tools and techniques, taking account of meat and bone structure and waste minimisation.
5.3 Add sauces and garnishes according to standard recipes.
5.4 Visually evaluate dishes and adjust presentation as required.
5.5 Store dishes in appropriate environmental conditions .
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