Students planned, prepared and presented a two-course luncheon for invited Whyalla High School staff members. Prior to the guests arrival, students considered issues related to the development of their menus and food for service, justification of decisions, and identification and allocation of tasks within their group. Students needed to collaboratively work as a class to achieve this set task within a total of eight weeks.
Theme inspired by the TV series Beverly Hills 90210; Peach Pit Diner.
Main dish: California Cheeseburger served with potato wedges
Dessert: Peach Pie served with whipped cream
Drink: Chocolate flavoured Thick shake
Students demonstrated excellent Mis en Place, safety and hygiene, time management, organisational skills and Year 10 standard practical skills. This assessment provided students with the opportunity to further enhance their group partnerships to effectively plan and problem solve, and to develop individual leadership and culinary skills.
Fantastic efforts by all Year 10 students
Food Technology Teacher
Head and Sous chef Recount:
Initially, the class organised a formal dining experience for staff members. However, due to the current circumstances and restrictions of catering, we adapted recipes, researched suitable takeaway options for presentation and self- pick up, created staff invitations, menu, food orders and conducted regular class and small group discussions to finalise luncheon decisions.
As Head and Sous Chef of the takeaway restaurant, we noticed fellow class members demonstrating positive leadership, communication, cooperative teamwork qualities, efficient organisation and time management. All students in this class were extremely dedicated throughout the duration of this takeaway restaurant.
A huge thankyou to Mrs Veronica Harvey and Miss Lucy Maple for being positive and supportive leaders inside and outside the kitchen. We couldn’t have done it without your help.
Kiarie H and Eloise S