On this page, you'll find our practical food skills videos. These videos are the need-to-know for your pupils in their food and cooking journeys.
Most of our videos are 'peer to peer' videos, which means that your pupils can watch people like them perform the skills they are about to practise!
These instructional videos cover getting ready to cook, using important pieces of kitchen equipment, knife skills, preparing different ingredients, cooking with heat and making simple sauces and dishes.
To accompany these videos, you can view and download our Practical food skills charts, which identify all of the skills that pupils can acquire, develop and secure, as they progress.
If you are working with pupils who have additional needs, you can also download our skills chart for pupils with additional needs.
We have over 20 new videos on this page - with more coming soon!
Four videos to introduce getting ready to cook and weighing/measuring.
Getting ready to cook correctly is essential for any food lesson. Ensuring proper hygiene practices are followed ensures that the lesson can run safely and helps to embed these principles.
Weighing and measuring accurately is important for many dishes, particularly those that involve pastries and doughs.
These three videos will demonstrate how to weigh dry ingredients (e.g. flour), liquid ingredients (e.g. milk), and ingredients measured with spoons (e.g. spices).
These videos demonstrate the use of four important pieces of kitchen equipment: Electric hand whisks, hand-held blenders, standing blenders, and food processors.
Safety is paramount when using these pieces of equipment, due to their moving parts and sharp edges (in the blenders and processor). Pupils may also be blending hot foods, so should take care not to burn themselves.
Using these pieces of equipment can also save significant time in classroom settings, rather than using manual whisks, knives or graters for similar tasks.
These videos demonstrate the essentials of preparing ingredients, so they are ready to be used in recipes.
Knife skills are crucial to prepare ingredients safely and in the right way for the recipe that pupils are making.
Ask pupils to watch the videos on the bridge hold, claw grip, and fork secure, so they can understand how to cut safely.
Then, you can use the additional videos to teach about how to prepare specific ingredients that may be called for in a recipe or dish.
Four videos showing how to use the cooker safely, including draining away boiling water (after boiling on the hob).
Using the cooker safely is necessary to avoid scalds and burns.
Ensuring your pupils know how to use the oven, hob and handle hot water safely will reduce the likelihood of an injury in the classroom.
Updated videos coming soon!
Five videos showing how to rub-in, form a dough, roll out a dough, fold a mixture and spoon mixture into cases.
Understanding how to make and handle different types of dough for different purposes is a skill that will enable pupils to make many different dishes.
If a dough is prepared improperly, the resulting dish can often be disappointing.
Use these videos to teach pupils the basics of using flour to make dough and use it in different ways.
Updated videos coming soon!
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