The Home Economics department provides practical and theory based skills for the hospitality industry, giving students a clear pathway into the workforce. We achieve this by providing a wide range of challenging and enjoyable activities
1. Develop a knowledge and understanding of food safety and its application in the home and workforce
2. Develop the skills needed to prepare food successfully and safely at a personal level and as a shared responsibility
3. Develop the skills for realistic catering situations e.g College restaurant and other catering events.
Yr 12 Topics include – Use of multifunction equipment, designing new food products, food safety and investigating nutritional concerns
Yr 13 Topics include – Food safety, creativity in presenting food and food for special occasions
Students have the opportunity to enter national competitions when available
The Home Economics department has three fully trained, experienced teachers.
We have 2 foods rooms which each includes 7 fully equipped kitchens, with microwave and multifunction oven. In addition to this, there are commercial gas hobs, dishwasher and fridges and a wide range of other smaller electrical appliances for students to use.
Students have a wide range of cutlery and crockery which can be used to present their food in an appropriate and creative way.
We also have a full class set of chef uniforms available for catering activities.
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