Meal Maker TypeError

Hi,

I am having an issue with this project. I keep getting “TypeError: Cannot read property ‘length’ of undefined at Object.getRandomDishFromCourse.”

The error is on line 41, const randomIndex = Math.floor(Math.random() * (dishes.length));

I have defined variable dishes on line 40, so I don’t understand the issue. I’ve followed the video tutorial step-by-step, line-by-line, and cannot figure this out.

Here is my code:

const menu = {
    _courses: {
        appetizers: [],
        mains: [],
        desserts: [],
    },
    get appetizers() {
        return this._courses.appetizers;
    },
    get mains() {
        return this._courses.mains;
    },
    get desserts() {
        return this._courses.desserts;
    },
    set appetizers(appetizers) {
        this._courses.appetizers = appetizers;
    },
    set mains(mains) {
        this._courses.mains = mains;
    },
    set desserts(desserts) {
        this._courses.desserts = desserts;
    },
    get courses() {
        return {
            appetizers: this.appetizers,
            mains: this.mains,
            desserts: this.desserts,
        };  
    },
    addDishToCourse(courseName, dishName, dishPrice) {
        const dish = {
            name: dishName,
            price: dishPrice,
        };
    return this._courses[courseName].push(dish);
    },
    getRandomDishFromCourse(courseName) {
        const dishes = this._courses[courseName];
        const randomIndex = Math.floor(Math.random() * dishes.length);
        return dishes[randomIndex];
    },
    generateRandomMeal() {
        const appetizer = this.getRandomDishFromCourse('appetizers');
        const main = this.getRandomDishFromCourse('main');
        const dessert = this.getRandomDishFromCourse('dessert');
        const totalPrice = appetizer.price + main.price + dessert.price;
        return `Your meal includes ${appetizer.name}, ${main.name}, and ${dessert.name}, and costs a total of ${totalPrice}`;
    }
};

// add appetizer dish to course
menu.addDishToCourse('appetizers', 'fries', 4.00);
menu.addDishToCourse('appetizers', 'wings', 5.50);
menu.addDishToCourse('appetizers', 'poke', 8.75);

// add main dish to course
menu.addDishToCourse('mains', 'pasta', 15.00);
menu.addDishToCourse('mains', 'salmon', 20.50);
menu.addDishToCourse('mains', 'steak', 25.75);

// add desserts dish to course
menu.addDishToCourse('desserts', 'ice cream', 5.00);
menu.addDishToCourse('desserts', 'pie', 7.50);
menu.addDishToCourse('desserts', 'cake', 9.75);

const meal = menu.generateRandomMeal();
console.log(meal);

Thanks,
adam

Hello @adamlevoy , welcome to the forums! In _courses, you use mains and desserts (pluralised). When you call getRandomDishFromCourse, in generateRandomMeal, you use main and dessert. Notice any difference?

Thank you! Bug resolved. I really struggled with this project tbh, was quite discouraging. Made me feel inept despite making this far in the course. I really hope it starts to click for me as I progress. Thanks again.