This program aims to bring innovation into the kitchen. As food innovators, students will use the design thinking methodology and food science to tackle problems associated with food production and waste, converting mushroom stalks into a value-added product for our industry partner, Costa Mushrooms.
Students will investigate the key elements of a value-added product and will examine the properties of food to investigate how different senses contribute to our perception of taste and flavour. Students will use their findings to develop a new product and use experimental procedures to iterate their recipe.
Throughout the program students will understand the future directions of the food industry and associated education pathways through engagement with experts from Melbourne Polytechnic.
- Collaborate effectively to create solutions to identified problems.
- Consider a range of tools, technologies and specialist equipment.
- Follow scientific experimentation protocols.
Two Day Program Schedule
Technology Skill Ups Available
A deep dive investigation into the transformations of ingredients that occur in cooking on a physical and chemical level.
Utilising a range of different experiments, students will form points of data to draw conclusions from their research findings.
Industry Standard Kitchen Equipment
The Whittlesea Tech School is equipped with Industry standard kitchen equipment that students can use to create exciting innovations that address the design brief of this program.