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BOGUK the Holiday QM

Complete clauses 1-8 and two others which provide a personal challenge to you

1. Act as QM or assistant QM for an indoor Holiday.
Know the roles and responsibilities of a QM, and the importance of having "free time" during a long or busy holiday.
Understand the capabilities of the girls and how they can be included in the preparation and serving of food.

2. Complete a Food Hygiene Course, or be aware of (and practice!) good hygiene practises including hand washing, coloured cloths, coloured chopping boards etc.
Discuss with the girls the importance of not working in the kitchen if they have a stomach upset or similar.

3. Know how to dispose of kitchen waste hygienically, recycling where possible.
Know how to dispose of grease (ie not down the drain!)

4. Create a balanced menu for two different types of weekend holiday (e.g. activity, brownie etc) OR Create a balanced menu for a week-long holiday

5. Adapt a camp or holiday menu for a girl with a food allergy, religious requirement or similar.

6. Prepare a shopping list, including quantities, for the chosen menu for your camp or holiday.
Don't forget things like matches, tea towels, cleaning equipment etc.

7. Know how arrange the food in the storage space provided and how to store all types of food.
Know how to keep food safe from animals (rodents, insects etc).
Know what food can be reused (leftovers) and what must be discarded.

8. Know where the gas, electricity and water supplies turn off.
If using coin meters, know where the coin box is and how to operate it.
If using bottled gas, know where new cylinders are stored and how to change the bottle.
Be aware of the safety precautions required when changing gas cylinders.

Do one of the following
9. Work with an inexperienced QM to teach her "all she needs to know". Delegate responsibility according to her ability.

10. Cook and serve a meal out of doors using a portable stove, camp fire etc

11. Run an activity involving cooking for the girls - e.g. making cookies

12. Discuss and plan what "could go wrong" and how you would handle five unusual or unexpected circumstances such as:

Power failure lasting from 12 noon to 9 pm
No pans provided in the kitchen
Kitchen filthy on arrival
Somebody forgot to pack the sharp knives/washing up liquid etc
Blocked kitchen sink
No water
Dramatic change in weather
No transport available to get to the local shop
5 unexpected visitors arriving around meal time
The girl who was missing from the planning meeting arriving at camp with the announcement that she's vegetarian/doesn't eat beef etc.
Change in meal time due to an over running activity or change of time/plan for the next one

13. Try cooking something you have not tried before, or in a new way e.g. Cook a steamed pudding, do a pot roast, make your own ice cream etc

14. Help to create a booklet, website, or training session about one aspect of the QM job.

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