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Chef Badge

Chefs badge, with kitchen implements
The Chef badge
features kitchen implements

Requirements of the badge

The chef badge has five parts, the most important of which is the last one: bringing in some scones, cakes or biscuits for the pack to enjoy! General knowledge of hygiene, safety, cookery and diet are looked into with one of the leaders but the majority of the work is to prepare a two-course meal, typically for the family at home, and of course making some goodies for the pack to taste. The full specifications for this badge are also available on the Scoutbase website

Many of our cubs have completed this badge at home. Some of them, Sam, Benji and others, have provided lots of photos, below (or here for a huge set on flickr), and there is a copy of one of their menus, right.

Complete the following:

  1. Know the basic rules of safety and hygiene in the kitchen and the reasons for them.
  2. Discuss with your leader the advantages and disadvantages of different methods of preparing and cooking food.
  3. Discuss the importance of a balanced diet.
  4. Under adult supervision plan, cook, serve and clear away a two-course meal for at least two people. Discuss their menu with the people you are cooking for. It should include preparing and cooking vegetables.

    The following dishes are given as suggestions.

    Main courses
    • shepherd's pie
    • curry and rice
    • ham salad
    • vegetable lasagne

    • fruit crumble
    • fresh fruit salad
  5. Make scones, small cakes, biscuits or tarts and bring them in for the pack to share!