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Televisions in the Kitchen?
Thursday, April 02, 2015
What’s so exciting about two 40-inch flat-screen televisions hanging on the wall in the culinary lab at the Southern Adirondack Education Center?
For Chef Charles Jones, SAEC's Culinary Arts and Hospitality instructor, those TV monitors are providing an industry standard to his culinary lab. Chef Jones typed instructions on his computer that is connected to the TV monitors. The students’ attention was immediately drawn to the screen to read what their instructor wrote. Then, they watched an instructional You Tube video.
“More and more, the industry is incorporating this type of technology in the kitchen, and restaurants as a whole are using monitors from Point of Sale systems to monitors placed in area of the restaurant for entertainment purposes,” he enthused pointing to the new television monitors.
“On the instruction side, the monitors in the kitchen aid in our quest for a paperless classroom. Recipes can be posted, as well as production lists to be completed. It also provides us with the ability to re-instruct or to engage visual learners to garner information as they watch a video. It is a way we can bring this technology right to the lab area.”