'Eat, learn & play' Appeal
Take a well-worn 26-year-old food Technology centre with ageing facilities. Stir through a healthy dollop of school, community and government funding, and add a big splash of a renowned architect’s inspired cutting-edge design. carefully fold in a new state-of-the-art kitchen to the mixture, ice with a tasty outdoor cafe, and garnish with a picturesque kitchen garden. for best results, leave to cool until february 2012…when it can finally be enjoyed by Kilvington’s budding star chefs!
If you would like to help launch Kilvington’s next generation of superchefs on their way to stardom, please support the ‘Eat, learn & play’ appeal.
To donate online click here. Alternatively return your completed pledge form to Marketing and Development, Kilvington Grammar School, PO Box 144, Ormond, Victoria, 3204.
For a confidential conversation about your contribution, please call our Marketing Department on 9578 6231
Renovations of the Food Technology Centre have transformed the Centre into a first-class cooking facility for students. There has never been a better time to do it. Interest in cooking is at an all-time high, thanks to popular TV shows such as MasterChef and My Kitchen Rules. The School’s wide-ranging curriculum allows students to pursue their individual passion and interests to the fullest, and this ultramodern, superbly-equipped kitchen facility will allow them to maximise their learning opportunities. Kilvington’s Food Technology program caters for all levels: some students will forge careers in the demanding restaurant and hospitality industries, while others will enjoy learning the invaluable lifelong skill of healthy and delicious cooking – it’s all about choice!
Karen Bryce, Kilvington’s Human Development and Food Technology teacher, is very excited about the renovation. The uptake of her course has increased significantly over the years, and she expects the new facilities will attract even more students. Ms Bryce said, ‘The renovation provides a wonderful environment to teach all students the skill of cooking, so they can prepare nutritious meals both now and in the future.’
Kilvington’s Food Technology program begins in Year 8, when students learn about food, nutrition, teamwork in the kitchen, time management and kitchen safety. International Cuisine is taught in Year 9, and the emphasis shifts to meal planning in Year 10. In VCE, the course’s scope expands to incorporate aspects of food science and composition, product development, regulations and food industry marketing. Kilvington’s VCE results for the subject have been exceptional: recent past students have received the Premier’s Award for the achievement of a perfect VCE score, and were invited to display their folios in the prestigious Top Design exhibition at the Melbourne Museum. Karen focuses on encouraging maximum participation, and fostering the attitude that cooking is a pleasure, not a chore. She chooses guest speakers who will inspire her students to pursue the unique challenges and possibilities of hospitality.
One student who has been motivated to pursue a career as a chef is Monique Collins, who credits her grandmother with inspiring her to cook. Monique’s dream is to become a pastry chef and she now works as an apprentice in this field. This all started in Monique’s early childhood, when she would make delicious meals with her grandmother. Interestingly, Monique’s vegetarianism doesn’t preclude her from preparing meat-based dishes. She prefers making desserts, though, as these let her express her creative side. (Her notoriously sweet tooth might also have something to do with this).
As she says, ’A duck is a duck, but with a dessert you can create anything!‘ Monique recently met Andriano Zumbo, the renowned pastry chef. Monique has excellent things to say about Kilvington’s Food Technology Program, and high praise for her teacher.
On behalf of the current and future ‘Masterchefs’ at Kilvington, we thank you very much!