Part of Unit: Sandwiches, Cold Pantry and Appetizers
Lesson Plan Overview / Details
Sandwiches are a popular food because of their ease in handling and their relatively low cost. Sandwiches are nutritious and convenient forms of meals for the busy consumer. It is important that employees be able to prepare many nutritious sandwiches as quickly and attractively as possible. This lesson will introduce the students to the different types of sandwiches available. The most popular breads, fillings, spreads used and the importance of work place efficiency in sandwich preparation.
The students will be asked to do a practical demonstration by making and evaluating a cold sandwich.
California Career and Technical Education Standards
- HTR.B.B3.3 Understand safe and sanitary procedures in all food handling, including food rec...
- HTR.B.B6.1 Know the qualities and properties of food items and ingredients used in food pre...
- HTR.B.B6.2 Use, maintain, and store tools, utensils, equipment, and appliances appropriate ...
- HTR.B.B6.3 Know the principle of mise en place, including the placement and order of use of...
- HTR.B.B6.4 Prepare food by using the correct techniques and procedures specified in recipes...
- HTR.B.B6.5 Use plating techniques, including accurate portioning and aesthetic presentation...
- HTR.B.B6.6 Plan and follow a food production schedule, including timing and prioritizing of...
Objectives and Goals
Describe the desirable qualities in sandwich bread; provide examples of specific types of bread suitable for preparing sandwiches; and list four measures that can be taken to ensure freshness in bread. State three purposes of sandwich spreads; and identify guidelines for use of butter and mayonnaise. Identify the most popular types of sandwich fillings. Give examples of three types of Hot sandwiches. List three types of cold sandwiches. Set up a sandwich station. Prepare and plate a simply cold sandwich.
Activities in this Lesson
- A Peanut Butter Sandwich - Hooks / Set
As students enter the room, set up on a table is a jar of peanut butter and a jar of jelly. Also displayed are perfectly made peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Surrounding the sandwiches are plastic amy men.
Question on the board is: What is the relationship between peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and World War II soldiers?
Answer: First off the peanut butter and jelly sandwich is America's favorite sandwich. The sandwich was invented by World War II soilders during battle where there was not that much to eat. This and many other interesting sandwich facts will be discussed in today's lesson.
After the board question has been discussed ask these questions to focus student's attention.
ASK: Sandwiches come in many different forms, don't they?
Can you name some?
Lead the conversation to include cold sandwiches, hot sandwiches, mayonnaise based salad sandwiches such as tuna fish, and grilled and entree type sandwiches such as grilled cheese and open faced roast beef sandwiches.
ASK: What kind of sandwich do you like best? Solicit answers to gain further attention.
- Sandwich History - Lecture
TELL: You may think that the sandwich is an invention of western culture. The truth is that people of many cultures, East and West, have been enjoying foods on bread for over 2,000 years. Why are we so fascinated with sandwiches and where did it all begin?
Teacher note: Pass out the Sandwich History and Sandwich History Check up sheet. Tell the students they have ten minutes to complete the assignment and that we will be discussing their answers.
Call time and review class finding by asking for volunteers.
- Sandwich Terms - Lecture
TELL: As a reminder to the importance of knowing the correct terminology,ask the students this question: Do all professionals speak a certain industry language? I mean Doctors have their own language. In fact did you know that the word prognosis really just means their most educated guesses? If they said it to you that way, how would that make you feel? Not so confident right? So in Culinary it's important for us to speak professionally as well, so get out your notebooks and let's practice our language.
- Sandwich Terms [ Download ]
- The Basic Sandwich Lecture - Lecture
This is a mini-lecture read along assignment to give the students the basic components of a sandwich.
Pass out reading material and as you read have the students fill in the correct words or phrases. Writing out the correct answers will help students remember what they are reading and ensure better participation.
- Sandwich Tips and Techniques - Guided Practice
This activity pairs students together to read supplemental material and answer Quiz questions. Both students share equally the work and the grade.
Teacher Note: Before starting the assignment remind the students that the success of any food service operation is always a team effort and not an individual one. We need to work together. So for this next assignment I’ll be teaming you together to share the work load and the grade.
As the teacher you will need to pair students. However you want to match them, is up to you. Students can count off 1,2,3,4 and you can put all 1’s and fours together as an example.
Once the students have been assigned a partner have them come and get the Sandwich Tips and Techniques, reading material and the quiz. Make sure each student writes their name on the quiz.
Tell the students they have thirty minutes to complete the assignment and to be ready to discuss their answers with the class.
When time is called have the students bring you their paper. Redistribute the papers to different pairs and begin calling on various groups to share what was written by that pair. After they read what was written ask them if they agree with the answer. If they agree ask them if they would add anything else. If they don’t agree ask them how they answered the question.
Teacher Note: It’s important for you to move around the room to check for understanding and to ensure both partners are contributing. Your grading should be based not only on correct answers but cooperative partnership as well.
- Sandwich Tips and Techniques0001.pdf [ Download ]
- Sandwich Making - Lab / Shop
See attached handout for instructions.
- Club Sandwich [ Download ] Job Sheet and Evaluation Form.
- Submarine Sandwiches [ Download ] Job Sheet and Evaluation Form.
- Chicken Salad Sandwich [ Download ] Job Sheet, Evaluation Form and Modified Recipe.
- Club Sandwich [ Download ] Club Sandwich Modified Recipe
- Submarine Sandwich [ Download ] Submarine Sandwich Modified Recipe
Prepare and Evaluate a Sandwich
- Assessment Types:
This is a practical demonstration by students on sandwich preparation and Student/Teacher evaluation. While this assignment works best in muliple kitchens, such as Home Economiic classrooms, it is eaily modified to work in large single kitchen as well.
The students can work individually; in pairs, or in teams of four. Each student grouping will make one of the three sandwiches included in the lesson. These consist of a multi-decker Club Sandwich a Chichen Salad Sandwich, or a Submarine sandwich. You can have the group make one sandwich for each of the members or just one sandwich to represent the group.
After the kitchen student groupings have been assigned give each group one copy of the particiular Job Sheet they will be preparing. In example Job Sheet #1 is for Chicken Salad sanwich. Have students collect all utensils, and food products needed to prepare the sandwich. Some prep work will need to be done such as chop celery and dice onions. When the students are ready to make the sandwich they should ask you to observe and rate their performance on the Job Sheet.
Special Note: The original recipe yields were for 50 I've included yield modifications.