RéchaufféAtul Kumar MishraTraining ManagerFood Production
ObjectiveBy the end of this topic, You will be able to:• Understand the definition of réchauffé• Advantage & Disadvantage of réchauffé• Storage of Left-Over Foods• Discuss Factors to consider when usingréchauffé
Réchauffé• Réchauffé refer to treatment given to left overfood, (Leftovers - Uneaten edible remains). A dish offood that has been warmed again.• This food should be stored carefully in either arefrigerator, a cool place before the next serving time.
Handling Leftovers• Before and after handling leftovers,• wash your hands with hot soapy water,• Wash & sanitize all utensils, dishes and work surfaces• Keep foods out of the danger zone, between 5 C (41 F) and60 C (140 F) to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria• Dispose cooked food left at room temperature for more thantwo hours.• Never rely on your nose, eyes or taste buds to judge the safetyof food.• When in doubt, throw it out
Cooling Leftovers• Leave the lid off or wrap loosely until the food is cooled torefrigeration temperature.• Very hot items can first be cooled at room temperature.Refrigerate once steaming stops.• Refrigerate all leftovers promptly in covered, shallowcontainers so they cool quickly.• Avoid overstocking the refrigerator to allow cool air tocirculate freely.
Storing leftovers• Always use a clean container to hold the leftovers, or wrap theleftovers in leak-proof plastic bags to prevent cross-contamination.• Keep different types of leftovers separately• Use refrigerated leftovers within 24hrs, or freeze them for lateruse.• Date leftovers to help identify the contents and to ensure theyare not stored too long.
Defrosting leftovers/ Refrigerator• Thaw frozen leftovers in the refrigerator or in the microwave.Ensure food is properly sealed.• Consume or cook the leftovers immediately after they havebeen thawed.• Place the container or platter on the bottom shelf of therefrigerator to avoid leakage on other foods during thawing
Reheating leftovers• Reheat leftovers to a safe internal temperature of 74ºC (165ºF).• Use a digital food thermometer to check the temperature.• Bring gravies, soups and sauces to a full, rolling boil and stirduring the process.• Discard uneaten leftovers after they have been reheated.
Reason-Food Leftover• Budgeting may not be very accurate• Guest and Portion allowances are not restricted• Preparation is more vs accepted guest• Uneducated staff• Improper management
Re-heat• Reheat food usually looses flavour so additional flavour mustbe included• Reheated food must be used immediately and any foodremaining thereafter might not be good for reheating a secondtime. It must be discarded• Re-heated food must not be mixed with freshly cooked foodshowever it can be served with freshly cooked food to improvethe appearance
Factor to consider• Food Should be Reheated not recooked• Reheated food should be eaten quickly• Add stock or sauce to food to introduce moisture• Rechauffe food into small portion to allow heatpenetration• Seasoning is important to make food palatable andInteresting
Factors to considerWhen Using Left-Over: Thorough Reheating Storage Time Moisture Preservation Improvement of Quality(Appearance) Taste Accompaniment Garnish
Advantages• Economy is exercised since left over foods are used• Chef’s display his/her ingenuity by carefullycombining left over foods to come up with interestingdish• Leftover foods are carefully handled to producedifferent items• Save food prep time
Re-Use LeftoverFood Leftover What To DoBeef or Chicken Stew 1)Reheat for another meal2)Add vegetable to give it adeferent color and testChicken Joint 1)Coat with bread crumband egg to change textureCassava, Arrow roots,Sweet Potatoes1)Slice & Shallow fry,serve as snacks
Re-Use LeftoverFood Leftover What To DoMaize and Beans 1)Add potatoes or cookingbananas and green vegetablesmash to get irioMashed Potato 1)Potato croquettes,2)Shepherd PieMeat Gravies 1)Use in Sauce
Re-Use LeftoverFood Leftover What To DoRoast; Beef, Chicken Veal,Goat1)Chop finely, combined withegg to make scrambled egg forbreakfast2) Shred and make meat ball forlunch3) Use as filling for sandwich4) Use as filling for pastry5) Use in cold salad6) Prepare completely hot dishsuch as Stuffed paper, MeatLoafs
Rice Rechauffe Recipe• This rechauffe recipe is prepared with leftover meat and rice.Cooked along with tomatoes and onions, this rechauffe recipemakes for a quick and easy meal that is filling and savory.