# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Culinary Arts Specialization Task 2126556354

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Demonstrate garde manger techniques.


Demonstration should include

  • creative, advanced arrangement of various food products, using appropriate garnishes (e.g., edible flowers, fruit, vegetables, cheese carvings)
  • cooked food displayed cold (e.g., forcemeats, pâtés, terrines)
  • preparation of displays of fruit and cheese, crudités, antipasto, salads and salad dressings, and desserts.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What specialty tools are needed for garde manger tasks?
  • What distinguishes garde manger from other forms of preparation?
  • Why is it important to read and comprehend the customer contract?
  • Why is communication needed between the chef garde manger and the rest of the staff?
  • What are some examples of unique duties performed by the chef garde manger?
  • Who designates garde manger tasks?
  • What is the production flow for garde manger service?
  • How can garde manger contribute to the overall dining experience?
  • Why are quality food and equipment essential to the operation of the garde manger?

Other Related Standards

FCCLA National Programs

Career Connection: My Career


Career Connection: My Life


Career Connection: My Path


Career Connection: My Skills


Power of One: A Better You


Power of One: Working on Working


FCCLA: STAR Events (2019)

Check the national FCCLA portal.


Culinary Arts


Professional Presentation


National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education


Demonstrate professional food preparation methods and techniques for all menu categories to produce a variety of food products that meet customer needs.