Cooking and Nutrition
As part of their work with food, students are taught how to cook and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating. Instilling a love of cooking in students will also open a door to one of the great expressions of human creativity. Learning how to cook is a crucial life skill that enables students to feed themselves and others affordably and well, now and in later life. Understand and apply the principles of nutrition and health. Understand the source, seasonality and characteristics of a broad range of ingredients.
Cook a repertoire of savory and sweet dishes so that they are able to feed yourself and others a healthy and varied diet. Students are required to bring their ingredients every other week from home. A recipe book is given to stdents at the start of Year 7 and has all the recipes to the end of Year 9. Become competent in a range of cooking techniques for example, selecting and preparing ingredients; using utensils and electrical equipment; applying heat in different ways; using awareness of taste, texture and smell to decide how to season dishes and combine ingredients; adapting and using their own recipes.