Culinary Training 11/12 / Family Studies 11/12 / Foods and Nutrition 11/12 / Foods and Nutrition 9/10 / Home Economics 8

This Year’s Essential Questions for #fhhomeec

Home Economics 8 (In partnership with Inquiry 8 and Humanities 8) What makes us who we are? Foods and Nutrition 9/10 What is the story of our food? Foods and Nutrition 11/12 How do our choices affect the world? Family Studies 11/12 Can one create change without action? Continue reading

Culinary Training 11/12 / Foods and Nutrition 11/12 / teachertong

How (and Why) Does Your (School) Garden Grow?

Ms. Kestell, Ms. Lewis, and I are very excited to have started our edible school garden this year in Fraser Heights Secondary Home Ec. It is located in a very tiny plot of land near the new Neighbourhood Learning Centre and gets fantastic sun after noon! Together with other departments, we have attempted to bridge … Continue reading

Culinary Training 11/12 / Foods and Nutrition 11/12 / teachertong

Fraser Heights Student Food Blogs

Students were assigned a summative project for the last month of semester: explore one topic of of your interest within food and create dishes that reflect that interest. I was impressed by the variety of methods students used to represent their learning during the process of creating these dishes. These methods ranged from booklets to … Continue reading

Lunar New Year Celebration 2014 at #fhlearn
Culinary Training 11/12 / Fraser Heights Catering / teachertong

Lunar New Year Celebration 2014 at #fhlearn

Another amazing night for the #fhtestkitchen team! I am ecstatic at the response from this year’s Lunar New Year Celebration. Since the culinary team has been involved with catering this event 3 years ago we have grown as a group of caterers but also become a comfortable part of the school community. In partnership with … Continue reading

Focus on Plating: One Ingredient – Three Ways
Culinary Training 11/12

Focus on Plating: One Ingredient – Three Ways

What happens when you ask students to explore plating by choosing an ingredient and making it in three different ways? //storify.com/JoeTong/one-ingredient-three-ways/embed?header=false&template=slideshow//storify.com/JoeTong/one-ingredient-three-ways.js?header=false&template=slideshow[View the story “One Ingredient – Three Ways” on Storify] Continue reading

Manipulating food. What are the properties of ingredients?
Culinary Training 11/12

Manipulating food. What are the properties of ingredients?

This week’s exercise in Culinary Arts was about the properties of ingredients. We came up with the following questions: What are the functions of ingredients? Why do we use certain ingredients? What properties of ingredients can we manipulate? I asked students to think of our ingredient of choice: blueberries. Among other properties, blueberries are known … Continue reading