Practical skills videos (for teachers)

These videos demonstrate the key cooking skills that pupils between 11 and 16 years should learn and use in their food preparation. These videos are adapted for teachers, to provide additional information when teaching food skills in your classroom. Suitable for all post-primary pupils at KS3 or S1-S3.

Practical food skills videos (Teacher versions)

On this page, you'll find teacher versions of our practical food skills videos.

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. 

The videos contain additional information and context for teachers, including best practice guidance.  They are ideal for trainee/beginning teachers, non-specialists and more experienced teachers who may like a refresher. 

These videos accompany the pupil versions of the practical food skills videos - which you can use in the classroom with your pupils.

Videos demonstrating practical foods skills through key recipes, and with additional supporting food science information, coming soon!

In this section, you can find the following videos:

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Getting Ready to Cook (Teacher version)

This video supports getting pupils ready to cook for food lessons.

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Weighing ingredients (Teacher version)

This video supports the teaching of weighing ingredients in the classroom.

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Measuring liquids (Teacher version)

This video shows how to measure liquids accurately using a measuring jug.

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Measuring with spoons (Teacher version)

This video supports teaching how to measure smaller quantities, using spoons.

 

Using equipment

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.

More videos coming soon!

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Using a hand-held blender (Teacher version)

This video shows how to use a hand-held blender safely.

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Using a blender (Teacher version)

This video shows how to use a blender safely.

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Using a food processor (Teacher version)

This video is about using a food processor safely.

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Opening cans (Teacher version)

This video shows two ways of opening cans – using a ring-pull and a can opener.

 

Preparing ingredients

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.

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Using a knife - the bridge hold (Teacher version)

This video shows the bridge hold, a safe cutting technique to cut foods in half, quarters or chunks.

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Using a knife - the claw grip (Teacher version)

This video supports the teaching of the claw grip cutting method.

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Using a knife - fork secure (Teacher version)

This video supports the teaching of the fork secure - a safe alternative knife technique

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Cutting with kitchen scissors (Teacher version)

This video shows how to cut vegetables with kitchen scissors, a safe cutting technique to cut foods.

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Removing the skin from a fillet of fish (Teacher version)

This video shows how to remove the skin from a fillet of fish.

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Handling eggs (Teacher version)

This video supports with the teaching of how to crack eggs, and how to separate whites and yolks.

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Using a grater (Teacher version)

This video can support teaching pupils in using graters safely and successfully.

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Preparing garlic (Teacher version)

This video helps you to support pupils in chopping and pressing garlic.

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Juicing citrus fruits (Teacher version)

This video supports the teaching of cutting and juicing citrus fruit.

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Preparing an onion (Teacher version)

This video shows how to peel, slice and dice an onion carefully.

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Preparing a chilli (Teacher version)

This video supports you in teaching pupils how to handle and chop chillies safely.

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Preparing fresh ginger (Teacher version)

This video shows how to prepare fresh ginger.

 

Using the cooker

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.

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Using the hob - boiling (Teacher version)

This video supports the teaching of using the hob to boil water.

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Using the grill (Teacher version)

This video shows how pupils can use the grill successfully and safely.

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Using the oven (Teacher version)

This video supports you in teaching pupils how to use the oven in school.

 

Using flour

Videos showing how to use flour to make dough.

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.

Use these videos to teach pupils the basics of using flour to make dough and use it in different ways.

Videos on rubbing in and rolling out a dough coming soon!

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Forming a dough (Teacher version)

This video demonstrates how to form a dough, useful for a number of baked goods.

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Folding in (Teacher version)

This video supports in the teaching of folding in - to avoid air being lost from a mixture.

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Lining a tin (Teacher version)

This video shows how to line a tin with pastry, useful for making foods such as quiches and pies.

 

Recipes to demonstrate key food science principles

Coming soon!

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