“Food is a central activity of mankind and one of the single most significant trademarks of a culture.”

Mark Kurlanksy

Food Vision

Food and nutrition teaches students fundamentally how to look after their future selves, not only preparing students for potential careers in the food industry but teaching them the understanding of nutrition and health. Our students are able to make informed choices, prepare and create a variety of outcomes while applying the theoretical knowledge required for a professional kitchen. Students can explore the world through food, exposing them to a wide range of cultures and ingredients. By understanding the selection of ingredients and where they come from students will gain insight into understanding climate, economics and other cultural factors that make up the reasons and ways people exist.

Revision Provisions

  • Revisions here

What is Food and Cookery?

This qualification is designed for students with an interest in food and cookery. It will provide students with experience of using different cooking skills and methods to enable them to use these within further education or apprenticeships. It will give them a basic understanding of the skills required for a career in food.

Who might enjoy this course?

If you have a passion for food and cooking, if you enjoy creating and adapting recipes in the kitchen and a practical approach to learning then this course is for you.


Good health and safety practises relating to food, nutrition, and the cooking environment. How to explore recipe development and how recipes can be adapted. Understand how to cater for people with specific dietary requirements. Evaluation and reflection on how to improve completed dishes and hands -on practical skills and techniques needed to create recipes and dishes.

What about exams? What will I study?

What could I do next with Food and Cookery?

Further study would lead to A Levels in food technology, a diploma in advanced professional cookery, hospitality and catering courses at college or a professional cookery apprenticeship route. With food and cookery you can progress to many different career paths within the hospitality and catering industry such as chef, restaurant owner, restaurant/cafe manager, nutritionist, toxicologist and factory production manager.