Aitken College’s new Food Technology centre enables students to learn an important life skill — cooking.
The new Food Technology centre at Aitken College has provided an exciting and tasty addition to the curriculum menu. Aitken’s Food Technology centre opened at the start of 2016 and has attracted many students from Years 7 to 9. The building features 15 modern kitchen stations,
each with a widescreen television to display demonstrations from the central teacher’s bench.
“We believe that food technology is an important life skill — understanding where food comes from and how to use it to prepare meals that are nutritious and enjoyable to eat,” says principal Josie Crisara.
Each year level explores a different aspect of food technology, from healthy breakfasts and foods from around the world to contemporary cafe culture.
The bright, light and colourful kitchen opens to a restaurant dining and conference room adjoining a large deck where food can
be served while guests enjoy the view. The facility has already hosted the annual Mother’s Day breakfast and College Alumni functions.
“The students are certainly very interested and excited to be the first participants in this latest addition to the Aitken program,” says Josie. “Many are already eager to continue studying food technology at higher year levels.”
Primary students have participated in the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program for several years, where they grow, harvest and prepare their garden produce. Meanwhile, secondary students have been able to study Agriculture and Horticulture, including growing vegetables and tending to a large chicken roost.