Focusing on safe and hygienic kitchen practice, Food Technology is the subject that teaches the essential skills needed in everyday life.
This year the topics vary from making bread, salt and pepper chicken, cooked breakfasts, homemade kebab and flatbreads, cheesecake, pizzas and sausage rolls.
Food Technology is not just about following recipes you will learn how to adapt recipes to make it suitable for a variety of people, including those with food intolerance.
Throughout the year a range of inter-linking essential food preparation skills is taught, for example, students learn how to knead bread which will enable them to make dough which may be used in a variety of pastry dishes. Other skills being taught include; marinade, fry, roast, purify and tenderise. By the end of the year, students will be equipped with a multitude of skills and have developed the confidence to cook for other people and showcase their skills and knowledge. We use our subject to discuss the importance of healthy food choices and maintaining a healthy, balanced diet.
Assessment and Feedback
Assessment in this subject is continuous and ongoing. Students planning, weighing, preparation, cooking and presentation is evaluated and assessed. Students receive verbal and written feedback on their work and are encouraged to critique their entire process of each complete recipe.
Being able to safely and hygienically prepare food and cook it remains an essential life skill. Cooking brings people together and it can give a sense of self-satisfaction.
You can take your passion for cooking further and attend catering college and train to be a cook, chef, or apply for work in other sectors of the hospitality industry.