Fantastic food focus for STEM day 2013

Young apprentices get gourmet entrepreneur support

Creating , packaging and selling gourmet sandwiches for the Hard Rock Café was the practical apprenticeship that students have been busy with.

And to ensure they got the very best business advice former candidate from BBC tv’s The Apprentice Adam Corbally provided students with his expertise. Adam finished third in the 2012 series. He is now a successful public speaker and motivational coach.

Joining Adam to judge the sandwich making was Nick Lewis from the Hard Rock Café in Manchester, and food technology students from Hopwood Hall College supporting the students in their creativity.

The exciting day is a showcase for the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). The students were in teams of 15, including a Team Leader, Food Manager, Sales Manager and Design and Manufacturing Manager. During the day the students learnt the practicalities of creating the food, designed and made the packaging and pitched their proposal to a panel to be added to the hard Rock Café menu.

Teacher of Food Technology, Jennie Edwards said, “The day was a very practical hands on experience with lots going on. We are thrilled to welcome Adam and Nick, who have really give our students access to the highest quality professional advice.”

In lessons leading up to the event, the Year 8 students have learned in their Maths lessons about profit and loss and calculating budgets, in Science lessons about the functions of nutrition and in Graphics about designing eye catching packaging.

02 July 2013

Adam Corbally chatting with students

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