Preparing to Cook – To introduce students to safe preparation of themselves, the cooking environment and ingredients. Students will be able to use basic cooking skills, equipment and utensils to produce a variety of dishes.
Understanding Food – Provide students with an understanding of factors that affect food choices. Students will be able to apply these factors when selecting and cooking dishes.
Exploring Balanced Diets – Students will understand the importance of a balanced diet, using Reference Intake (RI/Guideline Daily Amounts GDA) and how food labels can inform healthy eating. Students will be able to change recipes to make them healthier.
Produce Dishes in Response to a Brief – This unit will give students the opportunity to bring together the learning and skills developed throughout the course to produce a menu by planning, making and reviewing their completed dishes.
We provide Aim Award qualifications that support the pupil’s learning. We currently offer a range of courses which will enhance their ability to plan a healthy diet and to plan, prepare and produce a meal in a domestic kitchen. They will learn the importance of Health & Safety in the kitchen and understand why personal hygiene is important to prevent the spread of viruses and bacteria.