Questions the candidates must be able to answer
1. How long have you been cooking’
2. How many cooks in your kitchen
3. How many hours do you work each week
4. What are your salary expectations (please note that if this is too high then they will not be offered a position)
5. Is western food easy or difficult to cook? (if they say easy they are in trouble!!!)
No, there’s so much for me to learn.
6. What is a Caesar salad?
Caesar salad is a kind of vegetable salad. Roman lettuce, crouton, bacon chopped, anchovy, Parmesan cheese, Caesar dressing.
7. What is a garden salad?
Garden salad is also a kind of vegetable salad, ingredients including lettuce, cucumber, sweet corn, a little onion and red peppers. Put the red lettuce into the pan together with all the ingredients; then add in thousand-island sauce, vinegar and oil sauce and French sauce.
8. What salad dressings can be served with garden salad…..Need at least 4？
Thousand-island sauce, vinegar and oil sauce, tata sauce and French sauce.
9. How do you make a vinaigrette
Veoil, shallot, vinegar, herb(oregano), pickled cucumber, soda and pepper, French mustard(optional), mix together.
10.Describe how to make a salad Nicoise
It’s tuna (fish) salad, ingredients including sliced potatoes, cherry tomato, snow-pea, anchovy, tunafish(tinned), lemon juice, olive oil, table salt and red pepper chopped, French mustard. Mix the ingredients mentioned above together, then Nicoise is done.
11.Do you know how to make Mayonnaise?
Make with egg yolk, vegetable oil, mustard
12.What other appetizers can you make (should be at least 4)
Bread cube (toasted), onion tart, scallop, Italian salami, crab cake and smoked salmon
13.What soups can you make (should be at least 4)
Oxtail soup, Ministromy soup, mushroom soup and beef soup
Oxtail soup: Grill the oxtail first, then boil the grilled oxtail with assorted vegetables (carrots, celery), add in black pepper chopped, garlic and tomato pasta.
Mushroom soup: Fry mushroom and onions in the pan, braise with chicken soup, then mash the fried mushrooms and onions with the blender, boil it with the chicken stock, and milk or whip cream, mix together.
Ministromy soup: Mix vegetable (celery, onion, carrot, potato, tomato), garlic chopped, bacon, V8 sauce (vegetable sauce with 8 kinds of vegetables), tomato pasta; fry the bacon, put in garlic chopped, tomato pasta, then add in the assorted vegetables, chicken soup, oregano, boil and put in V8 sauce for 15 minutes.
14.How do you make French onion soup?
Mince beef, beef soup, sliced onions, butter
Fry the sliced onions together with mince beef, then boil them with the beef soup, add in thyme.
15.what is placed on top of French onion soup when it is served
French bread with cheese.
16.what is a consommé?
17.Name three cuts (Different) Steaks?
Thin, thick and cut diagonally
18.what is a rare steak?
Below 30% done
19.Name the other 4 degrees of cooking steak
Rare, medium rare, medium, medium well and well done.
20.What sauces can be served with steak (name at least 4)
Black pepper, mushroom, red wine and garlic sauce.
21.What is Béarnaise sauce?
It’s for salad or hot dishes.
22.How do you make Béarnaise(蛋黄酱)
Mix egg and salad oil together.
23.Name 5 different types of pasta
Tomato pasta, Japanese mustard pasta, English Mustard pasta, Mayonnaise pasta, French mustard pasta.
24.What is spaghetti Bolognese
It’s a kind of Italian favorite noodle.
25.How do you make Bolognese sauce
Fry beef chopped with vegetable oil, little mushrooms, add some tomato pasta, rosemary, thyme and black pepper, boil with water for 2 to 3 hours, then add in chicken powder (or beef powder), salt, chicken soup (or beef soup), cook for a while. It’s done.
26.Name the ingredients of carbonara sauce
cream sauce, bacon, ham, mushroom, small pieces of onions, one piece of egg yolk
27.What is lasagna?
Singapore lasaga ( a kind of soup)
28.Describe how to make lasagna
Curry and meat, assorted vegetables, etc. mix together and boil with beef soup for 1 to 1.5 hours.
29.what is parmesan cheese
one kind of Italian cheese
Candidates must not say they can cook FRUIT SALAD!!
Candidates must not say that they do not like western food!!