Year 11 Catering Practical Exams
Once again Year 11 have done the College proud in their GCSE Catering Practical Exams, worth 40% of their final GCSE grade. This year the brief was to produce a two course meal, for two covers, from a country of their choice, as well as demonstrating a range of different cooking methods and culinary skills.
Students excelled in making a variety of challenging dishes from all over the world. All our learners did exceptionally well, working to tight time constraints with pleasing outcomes. However, a few students really stood out. To name a few, Carl Craddock, whose chosen country was France. He made salmon En-croute, with a cream cheese and spinach filling, his own rough puff pastry all served with julienne carrots, French green beans and dauphinoise potatoes. For dessert he made Tart Tatin, served with fresh berries and crème anglaise. James Davies also produced an outstanding meal. He made chicken fajitas, (where he demonstrated the skills of portioning a chicken), homemade tortilla wraps served with a trio of dips, followed by churros and a rich chocolate dipping sauce. Jessie Evans produced a stunning traditional Italian meal of Spaghetti Carbonara with homemade pasta and garlic bread followed by a tiramisu served with biscotti biscuits.
Well done Year 11.
Mrs Donald and Miss Baker