Week 33 and 34 of pastry school were focused on review of our project work on food safety and supervision and resource management. Our first task/game of the week was to create a mind map using all of the food safety and supervision key words and how they linked to one another.
Another project was creating a comic strip on food safety and using as many keywords as possible.
All of the games and activities are designed to help reinforce the information for our big City & Guilds exam during week 35. Being in an international program where a large majority of the class speaks English as a second language sometimes dictates that we move a bit slower than we otherwise might. The bonus is we get fun perspectives from all around the world. 🙂
On Wednesday, as review for our menu planning and costing unit we were sent on a scavenger hunt around Victoria. We were given 21 missions to photograph and tweet examples of using the #foodietreasurehunt hashtag.
Missions included finding the location of the unnamed 2016 Jason Atherton Victoria restaurant, allergen menus, examples of customer demands, quality assurance, dietary alternatives, evaluation methods, seasonality and provenance, among others. It was a fun activity, despite the mid-hunt rain. 😉
During week 34 of pastry school, we continued our review on food safety supervision and finishing up all sections of our assignment. Week 34 was a short week because of the May bank holiday which gave us Monday off.
As part of our food safety supervision assignment we had to design a kitchen making sure to incorporate all necessary elements required for health and safety – lighting, ventilation, etc. Another task in the assignment was creating a cleaning rota since temperature control and cleaning are such important aspects of health and safety.
The remainder of the week was spent on reviewing all units. We broke into teams and created various games and review tools. Tom and I researched provenance and gave a quick overview of the UK and the amount of food imported and the food miles associated.
To cap off the week, we had a wine and cheese tasting with Simon Willson-White who is a food & beverage lecturer at the college and he led us through a flight of wines with different cheese pairings. A wine and cheese tasting is really the best way to end any week! 😉