A recipe for success

 Catering at Stephenson Academy is designed to prepare young people for life after year 11 and how to eat nutritiously while enjoying the cuisine of dishes from around the world. Students gain an appreciation of both traditional English dishes as well as many from different cultures. All years have the opportunity to partake in catering lessons throughout their time at Stephenson with KS4 students also being able to gain BTEC and GCSE qualifications in the subject.                                                                                  

 Catering not only offers students the chance to make nutritious and new dishes they can then make at home but teaches students about communication, budgeting, recipe reading, measuring ingredients and a wide range of cooking skills. Stephenson has a fully equipped catering facility to allow students access to state of the art appliances so they can create dishes from all different nationalities recognising that food has both a physical and emotional role in people’s lives.

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Our main aim is for all students to leave Stephenson Academy with the skills needed to keep themselves healthy through being able to prepare nutritious foods for themselves and their family. We work towards all students gaining a qualification in cooking whether it’s a BTEC level 2, or a GCSE in Food Preparation and Nutrition. Progression from catering leads onto college courses in the food industry or an apprenticeships in this field.