Cooking Academy Game: PC & Mac

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Cooking Academy: Food Selection & Cooking Choices


Cooking is an art form and a way of self-expression. Cooking may also be a way into someone’s heart, a way to show that you grateful or that you care. It can be a way to say thank you, a way to say sorry, or simply a way to keep your family happy. Whatever cooking means to you, it is a skill that is required along with a great deal of patience.

Cooking Academy is a game that shows you how to prepare and create fabulous dishes for any occasion. You will be put to the test and need to race against the clock to please the difficult teachers and examiner. This is by no means a walk in the park, but if you want to be taught by the best and receive an international qualification, then you will need to sacrifice blood, sweat and tears to achieve your goal.

Begining the Game

When you begin the game, you will be faced with the main menu, which supplies all the options available to you. As a result of being able to navigate your way around the main menu, you are able to make changes and see you progress. The main menu consists of five primary selections, “COOK”, “EXAMS”, “AWARDS”, “OPTIONS”, and “QUIT”.

Cooking Academy: main menu screen
  1. COOK – the various meal options are displayed at the top of the screen.
      • Appetizers
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      • Dessert
    • Once you have selected one of the above meals, the various recipes that are involved in the meal plan, will appear below, on the left hand side of the screen. Once you have completed the dish, you may hold the cursor over the dish and your score as well as an image of that dish will appear on the right hand side of the screen. However, keep in mind that you will need to start with the appetizers and first pass all the recipes as well as your appetizer exams before progressing any further to complete the other meals.
    • At the bottom of your screen, it also allows you to go to your exams in order to view your scores after completion. The “BACK” button, also located at the bottom of your screen, in the right hand corner, will take you straight back to the main menu.
  2. EXAM – again you will find the various meal options displayed at the top of the screen.
      • Appetizers
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      • Dessert
    • Here you are able to view off your exam grades for each individual recipe that you have completed in each meal category. Again you are able to view each of your high scores for the recipe, by holding the cursor over each exam. You exam high score will then be displayed on the right hand side of your screen. At the bottom of the screen you will also see “RECIPES” and “BACK”. This will allow you to either jump to the recipes by selecting that option otherwise go directly back to the main menu, where you are able to select other options.
  3. AWARDS – as you proceed through the game, you will receive awards for your various achievements and progress. You will receive a trophy after the completion of each meal category. The trophy will be in the form of one of the utensils that you have used during your cooking. The trophy will be displayed in either bronze, silver, or gold depending on your overall average score that you received for that specific meal category. You will also receive a trophy for the points you earn.
      • Bronze Trophy – accumulating 3500 recipe points.
      • Silver Trophy – accumulating 15000 recipe points.
      • Gold Trophy – accumulating 25000 recipe points.
    • Cooking Academy: congratulations
    • As you progress through the stages and begin to earn more points, you are busy working your way towards the gold trophy. Once you have successfully completed all 5 meal categories, you will receive a Culinarian award for you accomplishment, which will be awarded in the form of a traditional chef's hat.
    • Graduating!

    • After completing your final examination, you will also receive a graduate certificate to confirm that you have in fact successfully completed your culinary diploma from Cooking Academy. This certificate recognizes that you have completed all recipe courses as well as exams. All of these trophies may be found on the shelves of the "AWARD" section in the main menu. In order to view why each award was received, hold the cursor over each trophy and the reason for receiving it will be displayed at the bottom of the screen.
    • Music Volume - this allows you to adjust the volume of the background music.
    • Sound Volume - this allows you to adjust the sound of them game.
    • Hardware Acceleration
    • Full Screen
    • Custom Cursors
  5. QUIT - this allows you to exit the game. However once you have selected to quit the game and therefore exit out of your current stage or area, the game will automatically save your progress therefore allowing you to continue from where you left off.

If you would like to play again after completing the game in order to provide yourself a challenge and attempt to beat your previous score, or if someone else would simply like to play, you are in fact able to create more profiles, by clicking “Not you? Click here”, which is located in the bottom right hand side of your screen. This allows you to create 8 new profiles. You are also able to delete profiles that are no longer in use.

The Game in More Depth

The game begins with you being welcomed to Cooking Academy. Your headmistress, Carmen Paccio, is your first teacher for the appetizer section of the syllabus. Appetizers are some of her favorite things to make. It is important to note that she also graduated with a culinary degree from the very same school many years prior, however originally learnt to cook back in the Midwest.

To begin with the appetizers, you will need to roll up your sleeves, get started and have fun. The appetizers that you will be required to successfully cook are the following:

  • Potato Wedges
  • Onion Rings
  • Bruschetta
  • Guacamole
  • Spinach Triangles
  • Egg Rolls
  • Deviled Eggs
  • Sushi
  • Cheese Fondue

Once you have successfully completed all your appetizers, you will receive a trophy in the form of a grater. You will receive the trophy in bronze, silver or gold, depending on the average score you received for all the dishes.

Appetizer Exams

After you have received your award, you will be required to take the appetizer exam. For the appetizer section of the syllabus, you will be examined on the following:

  • Fold Gyoza Exam
  • Pour Fondue Exam
  • Fold Triangles Exam
  • Fold Egg Rolls Exam
Cooking Academy: appetizer

Henri Fromage, will be administrating all you exams throughout the course. He is known for his very discriminating palette and shall be noting every move, as well as docking points for each misstep. If you fail the exams, you will not be allowed to move on to the next meal section with your classmates. Only upon completing your exams, are you able to progress to the next stage. 

Before you begin preparing and cooking your dish, you will be provided with a short description of the dish, as well as some of the history behind it and other useful information. Once you have read the description of the dish, you will be given a step by step guide to follow. As you successfully complete each step of the recipe, you are building your way towards accomplishing a complete dish, which you are graded on.

Tip*: Remember that you are scored for each step and therefore each step needs careful attention as it will inevitably lead towards affecting your final grade.

Cooking Academy: cooking pancakes - crack an egg

Therefore to complete this grueling culinary course takes a great deal of determination. You are constantly challenged by the clock and are able to challenge yourself even further by aiming to achieve nothing less than an A.

Although this game has challenge factors involved, it is also a great deal of fun. Fugazo's Cooking Academy is sure to keep you entertained for a substantial length of time, however with the various functions, you are always able to leave the game and return to your exact place at a later stage.

Cooking Academy is suitable for a wide range of age groups and does not favor a particular gender. If cooking is what you enjoy, and you would like entertainment, while occupying those hours of boredom, this is most certainly the game for you. Cooking Academy does not end here so begin here and then continue to be entertained with Cooking Academy 2.

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