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Hospitality and Tourism cluster

Featured products and free samples to download

CIMC supports instructors and programs in the Hospitality and Tourism career cluster by providing a variety of instructional materials, ranging from career exploration to occupational preparation. Some of our related resources are featured below. Many others are available. To learn more, or to order any of these materials, contact our customer service department at 800.654.4502 or by e-mail, or use our online catalog.


Culinary Techniques

copy_of_culinarycover.jpgCulinary Techniques, part of the Culinary Arts series, aligns with American Culinary Federation competencies (a downloadable crosswalk is available). The student edition includes a textbook and separate workbook with consumable components. The teacher edition is available in print or on CD-ROM, and includes customizable tests and PowerPoint presentations.

Units include:

  • Kitchen Orientation
  • Hand Tools and Utensils
  • Equipment in a Commercial Kitchen
  • Basic Cooking Principles
  • Stocks, Soups, Sauces, and Gravies
  • Salads and Dressings
  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • Sandwiches and Hors d’Oeuvres
  • Cheese, Eggs, and Dairy
  • Breakfast Cookery
  • Meats and Other Protein Sources
  • Basic Baking
  • Cakes and Cookies
  • Pies, Pastries, and Soufflés
  • Beverages
  • Garde Manger

Culinary Techniques covers the Restaurants and Food/Beverages Services pathway in the Hospitality and Tourism cluster. We are offering unit 1, "Kitchen Orientation," as a free sample for you to download.

Kitchen Orientation, Student Guide (PDF file, 946 KB)
Kitchen Orientation, Student Workbook (PDF file, 1.89 MB)


Touring Oklahoma

touringcover.jpgTouring Oklahoma provides students with an opportunity to explore careers in the Hospitality & Tourism cluster within the context of Oklahoma events, attractions and places of interest. This curriculum also helps students to become more aware of marketing opportunities for destinations in specific regions of the state. Students will learn about tourism themes and destinations in Oklahoma, compare economic opportunities in different regions of the state, and explore careers in the hospitality and tourism industry.

Unit titles include:

  • Describing Travel in Oklahoma
  • Defining Tourism Themes for Oklahoma
  • Touring Arbuckle Country
  • Touring Frontier Country
  • Touring Great Plains Country
  • Touring Green Country
  • Touring Kiamichi Country
  • Touring Red Carpet Country

Touring Oklahoma covers the Travel and Tourism pathway in the Hospitality and Tourism cluster.

We are offering unit 4, "Touring Frontier Country," as a free sample to download.

"Touring Frontier Country," Student Workbook (PDF file, 28 MB)


Beverage Management

beveragecover.jpgBeverage Management, part of the Culinary Arts series, gives foodservice workers the knowledge they need to get started in the industry. Topics include Beverage Basics, Wine, and Laws and Responsible Beverage Service. With Job and Assignment Sheets that are set up for schools that can and cannot offer alcohol to students, and a customizable teacher CD, this publication is sure to satisfy both students' and teachers' needs.

Beverage Management covers the Restaurants and Food/Beverage Services pathways in the Hospitality and Tourism cluster.


Culinary Concepts

As the first publication in the four-part Culinary Arts curriculum series, Culinary Concepts whets students' appetites for working in foodservice. The curriculum is aligned with the American Culinary Federation (ACF) "Knowledge and Skill Competencies." Topics include workplace and employability skills, safety and sanitation, menu planning, purchasing and receiving, management, and more.

Culinary Concepts covers the Restaurants and Food/Beverage Services pathways in the Hospitality and Tourism cluster.

We are offering Unit 1, "Introduction to the Foodservice Industry," as a free sample to download.

Introduction to the Foodservice Industry, Student Workbook (PDF file, 99 KB)


Online Competency Testing

Our Testing division offers online competency tests for several different careers in the Hospitality and Tourism cluster.

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