Food Technology

Aims and purposes of Food Technology


·         Learn  how to cook and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating.

·         Acquire an enjoyment of cooking and use it as a means of self-expression.

·         Be creative and imaginative in producing dishes.

·         Explore food and cooking from other cultures and countries.

·         Learn about seasonality and responsible, ethical food production and consumption.

·         Be able to feed themselves and others affordably and well, now and in later life.


Students should:

·         understand and apply the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet to prepare dishes;

·         understand where food comes from;

·         prepare and cook a variety of predominantly savoury dishes using a range of cooking techniques;

·         understand seasonality, and know where and how a variety of ingredients are grown, reared, caught and processed;

·         understand the characteristics of a broad range of ingredients;

·         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 recipes.]

Language and communication

Students should:

Values and attitudes

Students should:

Building on students’ earlier experiences

These experiences are likely to have included:

Health and safety

Teaching risk concepts to students will help them make their own decisions about risk so that they can:

Features of progression

Planning to help children get better at Food Technology involves: