Garde Manager


Cold Kitchen = Hot Profits. The CIA’s Garde Manger training DVDs will show you how to prepare and present a variety of items from the cold kitchen that are sure to entice your customers.



Composed Salads

Contrasting colors, flavors, texture, heights, and temperature all play a role in the arrangement of a composed salad. During this segment you will:

  • Practice techniques for preparing and presenting several kinds of composed salads.
  • Receive tips for developing your own creations.


Condiments are the “workhorse” of garde manger—tart, spicy, or pungent, these items boost the flavor of any dish. In this segment, you will:

  • Learn the basic recipes for the five most commonly used
  • condiments—mustard, ketchup, chutney, relish, and pickles.

  • Explore variations on these recipes.
  • Discover effective ways to use condiments in hors d’oeuvre and appetizers.

Presenting Appetizers and Hors d’Oeuvre

In this essential training companion for anyone who handles garde manger functions, you will:

  • Discover the elegance of the first course.
  • Study the key elements of successful appetizers—ingredient selection, presentation, and plating and service techniques.

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