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Specialising in Technological and Applied Studies, with a focus on Food Technology, Hospitality and Textiles, all resources have been tried and tested in my classroom over the past 10 years. I have also tutored numerous students in a wide range of subjects and have developed a range of resources to assist in their learning. Any resource that I have created that has helped me help my students will be added to my shop so that I can help you, help your students.

Specialising in Technological and Applied Studies, with a focus on Food Technology, Hospitality and Textiles, all resources have been tried and tested in my classroom over the past 10 years. I have also tutored numerous students in a wide range of subjects and have developed a range of resources to assist in their learning. Any resource that I have created that has helped me help my students will be added to my shop so that I can help you, help your students.
Read a Recipe
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Read a Recipe

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Wanting to make sure your students fully understand the recipe and know how to read it properly? This Reading A Recipe worksheet is perfect as a revision exercise or as a starter activity leading into their first recipe demonstration or practical lesson. Students are provided with an ‘easy brownie’ recipe that they use to answer questions on the components of a recipe, equipment requirements, recipe abbreviations, vocabulary and comprehension. To include a more hands-on approach, students or the teacher can be cooking the ‘easy brownies’ to provide visual assistance for the worksheet responses. The brownies make a tasty reward for those that participate and complete the worksheet!
Kitchen Equipment Scavenger Hunt
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Kitchen Equipment Scavenger Hunt

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Needing a fun way to introduce your class to the kitchen? This Kitchen Equipment Scavenger Hunt is designed for middle and high school foods courses to familiarize students with the different utensils and equipment used in the kitchen. Students have to solve the clue, identify the equipment and search the kitchen to find where it’s stored. It’s a great way to get students knowing where everything is before they get to cook. This activity can be completed by individual students or in groups for a fun competition. The first group/person to get everything correct wins a prize!
Recipe Costing worksheet
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Recipe Costing worksheet

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Kitchen math can be a challenge but is so important to understand for menu costing and budgeting. This handy worksheet provides the formula to help students cost out individual ingredients, full recipes and per portion. They put their new found knowledge to the test by costing two recipes. The simple formula they learn through this handout can be used with any and every recipe they need to cost out.
Prepare & Serve Espresso Coffee COMPLETE UNIT
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Prepare & Serve Espresso Coffee COMPLETE UNIT

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This Prepare & Serve Espresso Coffee Complete Unit includes everything needed to engage students in hands-on espresso coffee making activities. Covering all components of the Vocational Espresso Coffee unit of competency, there are a range of activities covering setting up a coffee workstation, selecting and grinding coffee beans, milk texturing, advising customers, taking orders and cleaning espresso equipment. Students will need access to an espresso coffee machine and coffee bean grinder for the practical tasks. Included in this file: Unit program Learning intentions & success criteria posters for each component Pre/post test that can also be used for the quiz assessment Coffee machine & grinder anatomy worksheets Coffee recipe posters SNAP! and Memory game cards Cloze passages Job lists and issues flowcharts Assessment observation checklist and portfolio example Practical feedback form & end of unit evaluation Please leave a review/feedback after purchase. Thanks!
Textiles Equipment Match-Up Memory Cards
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Textiles Equipment Match-Up Memory Cards

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Practice recognizing the names and the types of equipment used in textiles and sewing rooms. There are 18 pairs of game cards that require students to match the name of the equipment to its image. Students can play MEMORY or SNAP as a lesson plenary, or during a lesson as a MATCH-UP task to glue into workbooks.
Vegetable Precision Cuts Poster
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Vegetable Precision Cuts Poster

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Showcasing seven essential precision cuts used in the culinary world, this poster is a must-have for every aspiring chef and food tech student. This eye-catching colour poster can be printed A3 or A4, and features 7 visually engaging examples of precision cuts: Jardiniere Julienne Brunoise Macedoine Chiffonade Paysanne Mirepoix It includes a handy written description which details the appearance and dimensions each cut should have. Making it an invaluable visual aid that students can easily refer to while studying or engaging in hands-on practical kitchen experiences.
Chef Research & Presentation Project
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Chef Research & Presentation Project

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The culinary industry wouldn’t be what it is today without the ideas and inspirations of the vast array of chefs who have created edible masterpieces and experiences. This research task will help students discover the lives and inspirations behind these influencers and show their understanding in an oral and written presentation style format. Great as a filler lesson towards the end of the term, an introduction for a term of multicultural foods or set the research component for when the regular teacher is absent and the oral component for later. This task provides lots of examples of chefs students can choose to research, a range of questions they need to answer within their research, a score/marking form as well as an example written project that can be displayed to assist with student understanding. This is one of my go to lessons to keep students engaged!
Herb and Spice Research Task
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Herb and Spice Research Task

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Herbs and spices are used in the culinary world to add colour, variety and unique flavours to food. Students need to know that all herbs and spices originate from plants. This research task gets students thinking about what part of the plant each herb or spice comes from. They discover the journey of vanilla from paddock to plate and will create a ‘how-to’ brochure for growing, harvesting and preparing their chosen herb or spice for use in the kitchen.
Methods of Cookery Definition Match-Up
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Methods of Cookery Definition Match-Up

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This activity is suitable for Hospitality, Family & Consumer Science, Food Technology and any other food related courses where students need to know the definitions of each method of cookery. Included in the pdf file is the instructions, name and definition for each of the 13 methods of cookery. Cards can be printed in colour directly onto card stock, or printed on regular paper and laminated. To play: hand out the definitions and terms to the students and have them find their match. As a revision activity, pass out a complete set of cards to each small group or individual and have them match the term/name of the method of cookery to its correct definition. The methods of cookery included: Boiling Baking Poaching Braising Deep frying Shallow frying Stir frying Pan frying Grilling Roasting Steaming Stewing Microwaving Please leave a review!
Parent Teacher Conference Notes
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Parent Teacher Conference Notes

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Be fully prepared for your parent teacher interviews by using this Conference template. Simply fill in how well the student follows directions, behaves, completes classwork, their latest assessment results and any other comments their parent needs to know. Keep the record of your parent interview in your class monitoring folder or photocopy and give the parent a copy to take home!
Recipe Batch-Up Worksheet
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Recipe Batch-Up Worksheet

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Help students understand how to increase and decrease the quantities of ingredients in a recipe. This worksheet provides the step-by-step instructions and formula to work out conversion factors, an example recipe conversion from 4 to 25 serves and information on converting measuring spoon & cup measurements to weight. Students then test our their new found knowledge with a Choc Chip Biscuit recipe. Great for introducing students to recipe modifications and batch-ups for catering events.
100 Wordz EXPANSION PACK
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100 Wordz EXPANSION PACK

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100 Words is a spelling game for children in grades 1-6 (can also be used for lower ability middle and high schoolers). This expansion pack incorporates the 601-1200 words from Oxford’s Sight List. As in the original game, words increase in difficulty from the top down. Top words are worth one point each, increasing in value up to 6 points for bottom words. The only equipment needed to play the game is the stack of cards and a dice. The expansion pack can be played as a stand alone game to the original or incorporated into the original game cards to increase difficulty for students. The file includes: Instructions Player score cards Solitaire game card 17 pages of game cards to print, cut & laminate (or print directly onto cardstock & cut). There are 6 cards to a page and 100 cards overall for the game 6 blank cards for teachers to incorporate their own class word banks/spelling lists into the game Please leave a review after purchase.
100 Wordz Spelling Game with Expansion Pack BUNDLE
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100 Wordz Spelling Game with Expansion Pack BUNDLE

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100 Wordz Original 100 Words is a spelling game for children in grades 1-6 (can also be used for lower ability middle and high schoolers). It is based on the top 600 words in Oxford’s Sight List. The object of the game is to obtain the highest score (100 points) by spelling the most number of words correctly. There are a variety of ways that the game can be played - as a single player using the Solitaire Game Card or in groups where each player has their own Score Card. Words increase in difficulty from the top down. Top words are worth one point each, increasing in value up to 6 points for bottom words. 100 Wordz Expansion The expansion pack incorporates the 601-1200 words from Oxford’s Sight List. As in the original game, words increase in difficulty from the top down. Top words are worth one point each, increasing in value up to 6 points for bottom words. The expansion pack can be played as a stand alone game to the original or incorporated into the original game cards to increase difficulty for students. The only equipment needed to play the game is the stack of cards and a dice. The file includes: Instructions Player score cards Solitaire game card 17 pages of original game cards to print, cut & laminate (or print directly onto cardstock & cut). There are 6 cards to a page and 100 cards overall for the game 17 pages of expansion pack game cards to print, cut & laminate (or print directly onto cardstock & cut). There are 6 cards to a page and 100 cards overall for the game 12 blank cards for teachers to incorporate their own class word banks/spelling lists into the game Please leave a review after purchase
100 Wordz Spelling Game
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100 Wordz Spelling Game

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100 Words is a spelling game for children in grades 1-6 (can also be used for lower ability middle and high schoolers). It is based on the top 600 words in Oxford’s Sight List. The object of the game is to obtain the highest score (100 points) by spelling the most number of words correctly. There are a variety of ways that the game can be played - as a single player using the Solitaire Game Card or in groups where each player has their own Score Card. Words increase in difficulty from the top down. Top words are worth one point each, increasing in value up to 6 points for bottom words. The only equipment needed to play the game is the stack of cards and a dice. The file includes: Instructions Player score cards Solitaire game card 17 pages of game cards to print, cut & laminate (or print directly onto cardstock & cut). There are 6 cards to a page and 100 cards overall for the game 6 blank cards for teachers to incorporate their own class word banks/spelling lists into the game Please leave a review after purchase.
Methods of Cookery Picture Match-Up
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Methods of Cookery Picture Match-Up

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This activity is suitable for Hospitality, Family & Consumer Science, Food Technology and any other food related courses where students need to know the different method of cookery. Included in the pdf file is the instructions, name and image for each of the 13 methods of cookery. Cards can be printed in colour directly onto card stock, or printed on regular paper and laminated. To play: hand out the images and terms to the students and have them find their match. As a revision activity, pass out a complete set of cards to each small group or individual and have them match the term/name of the method of cookery to its image. The methods of cookery included: Boiling Baking Poaching Braising Deep frying Shallow frying Stir frying Pan frying Grilling Roasting Steaming Stewing Microwaving Please leave a review!
Methods of Cookery Match-Up (Advanced)
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Methods of Cookery Match-Up (Advanced)

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This activity is suitable for Hospitality, Family & Consumer Science, Food Technology and any other food related courses where students need to know the specifics of each method of cookery. Included in the pdf file is the name, definition, suitable foods, characteristics of foods cooked, associated culinary terms, utensils & equipment, common problems & solutions, procedure, effects on nutritive value, cooking times & temperatures and images for each of the 13 methods of cookery. Some methods have a bonus card of extra information for example: poaching liquids for the poaching method. There are 12 cards per method of cookery (total of 156 cards in the pdf). Cards can be printed in colour directly onto card stock, or printed on regular paper and laminated. There are a couple of ways to play - jumble up the cards of two methods of cookery and have small groups of students sort out which information belongs to which method of cookery, gradually working up to more than two methods; hand out the jumbled cards to the two (or more) methods of cookery to the students and have them find their correct method of cookery name/term person; or blue-tack the name of each method to the board and have students sort through each of the jumbled cards to categorise the info cards into it’s correct method (this one can be made into group competition!). For more advanced revision, provide a complete set of cards to each small group (or individual) and have them match each card to its correct cookery method. The methods of cookery included: Boiling Baking Poaching Braising Deep frying Shallow frying Stir frying Pan frying Grilling Roasting Steaming Stewing Microwaving Also available are a Methods of Cookery Definition Match-Up where students need to match the term to its definition and a Methods of Cookery Picture Match-Up where students need to match the term to its image. Please leave a review after purchase!
Restricted (Like TABOO) Card Game
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Restricted (Like TABOO) Card Game

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Restricted is a fun, fast-paced game where students must try to describe the AUSTRALIAN ANIMALS to their teammates without using the name, or words on the card (similar to Taboo). Basic Rules: Teams have 2 minutes to guess as many animals from the clues given to them as they can. The clue giver shuffles the cards and draws the top card. The opposing team sets a timer for 2 minutes. The clue giver gives as many words and phrases as they can think of - that don’t include the Restricted words! to help their teammates guess the animal. If the teammates guess correctly within the time frame, they get a point, and the clue giver draws another card. Play continues until the timer runs out. There is no penalty for incorrect guesses. After the 2 minutes, the opposing team plays. The first team to 10 points wins In the download, you receive: How to play instructions 34 pages that contain 40 playing cards for you to print on card-stock and cut out Please leave a review!
Cookin' Food Card Game
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Cookin' Food Card Game

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Getting towards the end of the week, term, semester, year and needing a fun education filler to fill the time or calm the class? Use this Cookin’ Food card game to have students compete against each other in groups of 4-8 players. The first player to get all their ingredient cards to make their menu wins the game; but be careful of the rotten egg! Whoever draws the rotten egg card loses all their ingredient cards and starts again. There’s 16 menu cards, 8 rotten egg cards and a whole heap of ingredient cards to sort through. There’s even extra blank menu cards to add local or loved recipes into the game as well as blank ingredient cards to ensure students have the opportunity to draw ingredients from the added in recipes. Make it harder by having less players but each player needing to collect ingredients for 2 or more menu items. Print multiple copies of the game for larger classes. Suitable for a range of ages. Note: Print back to back and flip on short side. Print on white paper and laminate for protection or print directly onto white card
Fashion Math: Circular Skirts
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Fashion Math: Circular Skirts

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This textiles resource helps students understand how math concepts are related to real life. Students need to read through the information on circular skirts, sketch the pattern pieces and calculate the radius for task 1 & 2. Task 3 requires students to calculate bolts of fabric and Task 4 brings in their textiles designing skills. This worksheet is perfect for numeracy lessons, end of term lessons, as filler activities, no device/laptop lessons or for a casual/relief teacher lesson. Answer key is included.
Textiles Literacy Activities
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Textiles Literacy Activities

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These literacy activities are based around a textiles theme. There are a range of tasks including reading and comprehension, cloze passages, true/false, make words from words, multiple choice and short answer questions, a creative writing prompt and an introduction to ALARM scaffold. These worksheets are perfect for literacy lessons, end of term lessons, as filler activities, no device/laptop lessons or for a casual/relief teacher lesson. After purchase, the compressed zip folder just needs to be downloaded and extracted to access all 6 worksheets.