Year 11 catering students have created a range of fantastic meals as part of their practical assessments. Students were set the task of imagining they were working as a trainee chef at a local hotel and to produce a two course meal as part of an international themed week. Many students chose an Italian theme to reflect the popularity of Italian food in the Congleton area.
Food teachers Mrs Neil and Miss Hussain were impressed by the range and standards of the menus produced. While many students made high quality classic dishes such as lasagne and tiramisu, others rose to the challenge of making their own pasta, biscotti, panna cotta and amaretti biscuits.
Presentation and portioning was an important aspect of the assessment and students worked hard to display their dishes in attractive table settings that would be worthy of a local hotel.
Mrs Neil commented that “Not only did students showcase the skills they have built during the course; it was a pleasure to see students exhibiting such maturity and professional practices during their assessments.”
We are next looking forward to the work of the Year 10 catering students who will be shortly undertaking their Afternoon Tea coursework assessments and are hoping to see some real showstoppers!