What's it about: Food and Technology
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|Food and Technology is
designed to give students greater understanding of food as a commodity and
knowledge of food preparation and production from a small scale perspective
to mass production in industry.
u Developing an understanding of the properties of food and the influence these properties have on food selection, preparation and use.
u Developing knowledge and skills in planning and preparing food.
u Understanding the development, production and marketing of food products.
u Developing an understanding of the factors that influence the nature and type of food available to the consumer.
u Developing a knowledge of health, hygiene and safety issues in food production.
u Developing knowledge and skills in the correct and safe use of a range of foods tools and equipment.
|You learn through
We learn the information about food, processes and skills in our theory lessons and then we put them into practice in the Practical classes.
Practical classes allow you to develop your skills with various processes and learn about new ingredients.
There are also opportunities for free choice of recipes, especially as part of Units 3 & 4. Your major assessment task in Unit 4 is creating your own set of dishes based on your selected theme.
|"I love being able to
successfully prepare really great recipes"
"It's not just cooking it is also learning about food and new processes.."
"I can't believe how many new and challenging skills I have learned.. I love being able to see the results of my efforts at the end of the lesson"
"I have learned that there is much more to food than just cooking and eating it.. and I have had heaps of fun doing it!"
"I had a great time cooking and learning about food. I learnt a lot of useful information on the way and had fun in the process!"
"A great subject.... practical, fun and educational!"