KS4 Home Cooking Skills

The BTEC Home Cooking Skills course teaches students to prepare and make home cooked meals.  It is largely focused on cooking economically with minimal food waste.  Students are taught to choose healthier options and will learn to adapt dishes to make them healthier.  In Key Stage 4 they learn about sustainability and how to incorporate sustainable foods into their dishes.  As part of our SMSC focus, we cook dishes from different cultures and link these to worldwide food festivals.  Students are taught how adapt recipes to suit all dietary needs from cultural, to pescatarians, to vegan including those with specific allergies.  Finally, they learn how to present food in different ways for different celebrations.