Ridgewood Community High School, Eastern Avenue, Burnley, Lancashire BB10 2AT

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Ridgewood High School

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Food Technology at Ridgewood


As part of working with food, pupils will be taught how to cook & apply the principals of nutrition & healthy eating.

Pupils will be encouraged to be creative whilst learning crucial key life skills that will enable them to feed themselves & others affordably & well, now & in later life.


Pupils will be taught to:

  • Understand & apply the principals of nutrition & health  
  • Become competent in a range of cooking skills & techniques -selecting & preparing ingredients; using utensils & electrical equipment; applying heat in different ways, using an awareness of taste, texture & smell to season dishes & combine ingredients.  
  • Cook a repertoire of predominantly savoury dishes that are healthy and high in nutritional value.  
  • Understand & explore a range of ingredients & processes from different culinary traditions (traditional British & International) to inspire new ideas or modify existing recipes.  
  • Pupils will demonstrate effective & safe cooking skills & understand the principles of safe food handling & hand washing procedures.  
  • Investigate seasonality of ingredients & the use of ingredients from around the globe- Global food project