FOOD BUSINESS

This free resource will get students aged 7-14 thinking about working with food.

The UK population spends billions of pounds eating out every year. Food Business activities challenge students to understand what it means to work with food, talking to professionals about what it takes to run a working kitchen, and writing their own short guide to working with food.

Key question

  • What does it take to create tasty and healthy food as a profession?

Key learnings

  • Interviewing a professional kitchen worker.
  • Describing some of the differences between the operations of a professional kitchen and a personal kitchen.
  • Explaining how professional kitchens develop and provide tasty and healthy food.
  • Evaluating the skills they would need to develop to work in a professional kitchen. 

FILM DISCUSSION POINTS

Watch our Celebration of Food film.

  • When have you celebrated with food?
  •  How many holidays can you think of that celebrate with food?
  •  How does food play a big part of the athletes’ lives?

ACTIVITY IDEAS

Our Teacher Lesson Plan (available to download below) contains activity ideas for delivering a lesson on food as a business.

Student Resources

Food Business Lesson Plan

Discover how food can be turned into a business with this lesson plan.

Resource type: Lesson plan

Learning focus: Cooking - cooking as a profession

Recommended age group: 7-14

Professional Kitchen Investigation

Use this activity sheet to help pupils prepare for, and conduct, an interview.

Resource type: Activity sheet

Learning focus: English - preparing and conducting an interview

Recommended age group: 7-11

Advanced Professional Kitchen Investigation

Use this activity sheet to help students prepare for, and conduct, a detailed investigation.

Resource type: Activity sheet

Learning focus: English - preparing and conducting an interview/investigation

Recommended age group: 11-14

Kitchen Guide

Use this activity sheet to prepare for your visit to a professional kitchen.

Resource type: Activity sheet

Learning focus: Cooking - learn more about professional cooking

Recommended age group: 7-14