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Culinary Education

Onions - Layers of Flavor

Curriculum from the National Onion Association

Onions are a staple for foodservice operators. They also play an important role in culinary education. From knife skills to flavoring a sauce, and from center of the plate applications to condiments, the National Onion Association has created the following online curriculum for culinary instructors, students, and professional chefs.


Onions Layers of Flavor

Culinary Curriculum Lesson Plans

Use the lesson plans and slide show for personal development or as a classroom training tool. To receive ACF Continuing Education Hours, you must complete the quiz and evaluation.

Lesson 1
Onion History, Production, Availability and Consumption
Lesson 2
Onion Types, Colors and Sizes
Lesson 3
Onion Receiving, Handling and Storage
Lesson 4
Cutting Onions and Onion Yields
Lesson 5
Onion Nutrition and Health Benefits
Lesson 6
Preparation Methods for Onions
Glossary of Allium Terms
Appendix

Onion Harvest Video

Onions from Seed to Dinner Plate

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Sweet Onion Sliders
Sweet Onion Sliders

When you get your hands on large, luscious sweet onions, fire up the grill and transform them into backyard or tailgating sliders topped with mayonnaise, parsley, and capers. These sliders are to surprise and impress your guests!
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