Here are some of the culinary concepts the students have learned:

Julienne: Cut into long, thin, rectagular pieces 1/8- by 1/8- by 2 1/2 inches.

Brunoise: Very small dice, 1/8-inch square.

Chiffonade: Leafy green vegetables that are stacked, rolled tightly, then cut into thin strips about 1/8-inch wide.

Medium dice: Cut into 1/2-inch cubes.

Mince: Cut very finely and evenly.

Tomato concasse: Peeled, seeded and chopped tomatoes.

Mousseline: A hollandaise sauce or mayonnaise to which stiffly whipped cream has been added.

Sabayon: A light egg custard that has been whipped to incorporate a large amount of air.

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