Students will have many opportunities to learn and apply a wide range of practical cooking skills and techniques so that they become competent cooks. Food Tech will teach important life skills to students which can help them to live healthy and independent lives once they leave College as well as provide a sound foundation for those who may wish to pursue a career in catering.
Students in year 7 and 8 start by building from basics and learning a range of cooking skills. They study the importance of hygiene and the different food groups through the ‘Eatwell Plate’.
In year 9, student’s practical skills are extended and they produce more complex recipes. They also learn about adapting recipes for those with special dietary requirements.
Students in year 10 and 11 will continue to make a variety of sweet and savoury dishes. Students will examine the role of food and its nutritional components in the body and investigate the nutritional needs of individuals and groups. They will demonstrate hygienic handling of food to ensure a safe and appealing product They will also undertake a Btec Food Safety & Hygiene Catering Level 2 Certificate.