Somerville Secondary College

Food by Design

Featured Learning AreaFood Technology
Additional Learning AreasTechnology
Learning Capabilities DevelopedCritical and Creative Thinking


This elective is designed to provide a pathway and introduction to VCE Food Studies. Students are given the opportunity to experience, explore and extend their food knowledge and skills through the application of practical food activities developing important skills for life. Their knowledge and cultural awareness will be extended using a wide range of perspectives. Studying patterns of eating, globalisation of food production and the physical/social functions of food. Practical components include cooking, creating and responding to design briefs, nutrition, food sampling/taste testing, product analysis and food science experiments. The highlight of this unit is the creation, styling and photographing of a ‘Croquembouche’.