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Terms of reference for controlled cooking tests in Indonesia

1st August 2022

MECS is seeking a consultant/s to complete controlled cooking tests (CCT) to establish the energy consumed to prepare popular, culturally relevant dishes (that are acceptable in taste) in a replicable test.  

The consultant/s should identify five to ten dishes that are in common production in an ordinary household in their country. Each dish will need to be cooked three times on each appliance. Ideas and guidance can be taken from the India ecookbook which attempted to map the most common meals, including the main dishes for different parts of India (page 8). 

Each dish will then be cooked using the energy efficient devices, with close documentation of the quantities of ingredients used, the processes and their sequence for preparing the meal, time taken and number of people cooked for, with some documentation of qualitative feedback on the taste of the meal by relevant tasters.  

Proposals should be received no later than 23:59 BST on Monday 15th August 2022.  

The full ToRs are available here: