Cooking skills are such an important aspect of everyday life. Food technology at Berendale teaches students basic food preparation skills in a safe and supportive environment. Students are encouraged to work as a team to prepare dishes that are shared and enjoyed in a community atmosphere. Opportunities are offered to students who excel in their cooking skills to mentor their peers.
Food technology offers students life skills incorporating knowledge in the literacy and numeracy areas of the curriculum. This is supplemented with geography, exploring other cultures through cooking and our sustainability program in which students grow and use their own produce.
There are many opportunities for future employment in the hospitality industry and for this reason Food Technology is considered a very important part of the Victorian School Curriculum at Berendale. We offer students the foundations for success beyond their school years.
Community is very important at Berendale School particularly within the Food Technology Department. We encourage family and friends to attend special events and celebrate student successes. Students have showcased their learnings with preparing food for functions such as the opening of our new Food Technology and Trade Kitchen which was attended by the Minister for Education, and a very successful cultural Harmony Day event.