Food Technology 

Studying Food can involve both the practical creation of dishes and meals, as well as an analysis of the science behind the tastes on our plate. The Hospitality industry – which includes restaurants, pubs, cafes, and hotels – is a huge employer, with around 10% of the British economy – that’s 2.9 million people. British chefs are often regarded as some of the world’s finest. 

Example career paths: Professional Cookery, Hospitality Management, Nutrition, Environmental Health, Brewing 

Curriculum Intent

Food is a vital and essential part of our daily lives. At The Hollins, students will be equipped with skills for life such as learning how to prepare, cook and present food.

This part of the curriculum will engage and challenge pupils and in turn pupils will be expected to demonstrate independence and resilience. Valuable time will be spent nurturing students’ practical cookery skills, whilst at the same time developing an understanding of the importance of a healthy diet.

Students will be introduced to the science behind the dishes they make, looking at the origins of everyday ingredients and becoming more conscious of the impact our food choices have on the environment.