Welcome to Food Preparation & Nutrition

Food Preparation and Nutrition lessons include a variety of practical work, theory, demonstrations and investigations. The students especially enjoy the practical element as this is their chance to shine and be creative. They learn to work as a team and make new friends from other form groups.

Here at Salendine Nook our fresh and exciting GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition equips students with an array of culinary techniques, as well as knowledge of nutrition, food traditions and kitchen safety. This course will inspire and motivate students, opening their eyes to a world of career opportunities and giving them the confidence to cook with ingredients from across the globe.

Miss Rachel Cordingley
Head of Department

Meet the Team

Miss R Cordingley

Head of Food Preparation and Nutrition/Child Development

Mrs R McNally

Teacher of Child Development

Miss L Whitworth


Miss H Lambert


Subject Information

Students in year 7 and 8 have 4 Food lessons over the two week timetable, for an 8 week block. The group rotates to other subjects within the Design and Technology department to allow students to experience other specialisms.

The Year 7 Topics include hygiene, health and safety, sensory analysis, the Eatwell Guide, and healthy eating. Practical’s include fruit salad, pizza toast, deli salad and fruity buns.

The year 8 topics include environmental issues linked to food, special diets, food choice and functions of ingredients. The practical lessons include new skills such as marinades, bread making, cooking meat. The students enjoy making curry, fajitas, pizza and biscuits.

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