In Food Technology at Sunshine College, we aim to build foundation kitchen skills and knowledge for our students in years 7 and 8 so that they are equipped with skills for life.
Students learn how to select and prepare food using a range of skills and techniques, they build knowledge of cooking healthy meals and snacks at home and they are given the opportunity to explore new foods and flavours through a range of interactive activities.
Students may then elect to participate in Food Technology at Year 9 and 10 level where they continue to build on their prior knowledge and skills. Year 9 and 10 students explore links between food and good health, cooking methods and complex processes, multicultural foods of the world and native indigenous food and flavours of Australia.
At senior level students will have the opportunity to complete a Food Handlers Certificate which is a hospitality workplace requirement.
Students have the opportunity to cook at both the North and West campuses. With a newly built junior and senior kitchen at the West campus, students have the opportunity to learn foundation skills at the junior level in a brand new facility fitted with new ovens, stoves and appliances and enhanced visual demonstration through the use of overhead cameras.
At the West campus, senior students can develop their hospitality and industry knowledge in the purpose built commercial kitchen, complete with industry style benchtops, stoves and professional equipment. Students also have the opportunity to build work skills through participation in the café classes that cook and serve meals and prepare barista style coffee to students and staff.
Excursions & Projects
Students learn about the design process through completing Design Brief tasks that challenge them to think creatively, develop new products, experiment with flavour combinations, try new things and have fun exploring their ideas in the kitchen.
Café class: students cook meals and snacks, prepare barista coffees and serve students and staff through the coffee shop program.
Fareshare visit: VCAL students get to work in a commercial kitchen helping to prepare meals for food insecure people
Food Technology on Instagram
Students, parents and friends of Sunshine College are welcome to follow the school Instagram Food Technology page @sunniefoods where student work, cooking skills, recipes, videos and much more are shared to our College community.
Photo: Ms Barker's Instagram Live cooking class for Sunshine College students were a hit during remote learning in 2020.