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Add Wow to Menus with Watermelon Curriculum from the National Watermelon Promotion Board

Watermelon is an on-trend ingredient and more foodservice operators are embracing this versatile fruit. It can also play an important role in culinary education from garde manger to flavor versatility. That’s why the National Watermelon Promotion Board has created culinary curriculum for instructors, students and chefs, accredited by the American Culinary Federation (ACF).

Add Wow to Menus with Watermelon Culinary Curriculum Lesson Plans

The lesson plans and presentations can be used in the classroom, as an on-line tool or for personal development. To receive the certificate for Continuing Education Hours (5) you must complete the quiz and evaluation.

Lesson 1: Watermelon History, Cultivation & Market Insights

Lesson 2: Watermelon Types, Product Formats & Availability

Lesson 3: Watermelon Receiving, Handling & Storage

Lesson 4: Watermelon on the Menu

Lesson 5: Watermelon Carving

Lesson 6: Watermelon Nutrition


Watermelon Culinary Curriculum
Watermelon Culinary Curriculum Presentation
Watermelon Culinary Curriculum Quiz & Evaluation
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Representing 1,500 watermelon growers, shippers and importers nationwide, our goal is to promote the nutritional, culinary and convenience benefits of watermelon.


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