Category Archives: Food Technology

Food Technology

Year 10 Bake Off Competition

On Tuesday 6th June, Olivier Trolallen from La Boheme returned to AGGS with his pastry chef, Jennie. This time it was the turn of the students to impress the two chefs with their skills. Each student had been asked to make a sweet or savoury tart with pastry. The end products were amazing. They were marked out of 30 for their appearance, flavour and quality of the pastry.

The four lucky winners, Natasha, isabelle, Georgia and Imela all won vouchers to spend at La Boheme in the restaurant, The two overall winners, Isabelle and Natasha, have been invited to spend a day in the kitchen with Jennie learning some tricks of the trade and making desserts to serve in the restaurant. What an amazing opportunity. As always, big thanks goes to Olivier and Jennie for giving up their precious time and to all the students who took part and made such fantastic efforts to create some wonderful dishes.

Year 10 Cookery Demonstration by Olivier Troallen

Olivier Troallen Cookery Demonstration - Chocolate Tart
Cookery Demonstration by Olivier Troallen, La Boheme’s chef and owner – Chocolate Tarts

This week year 10 Food and Nutrition students were lucky enough to have a cookery demonstration by Olivier Troallen, chef and owner of La Boheme, a French restaurant in Lymm. He showed them how to make a delicious chocolate tart which they all got to taste.

The students will be making their own chocolate tarts this week and then creating their own original version of a tart for Monsieur Troallen when he returns on the 6th June.

Thank you PTA

Thank you PTA for the Fridge

We just want to say thank you to the PTA for the new fridge which arrived on Wednesday

Bake Off

Altrincham Bake Off FinalAisha and Sneha came second and third respectively in the Great Altrincham Bake Off yesterday.
Sneha has been crowned the AGGS Star Baker.
Also, Altrincham Girls got a mention on the radio yesterday! This was as part of an interview BBC Radio Manchester did with one of the participants. Here is the link on iplayer: You can hear it from 00:03:05.

Year 10 Enterprise Competition sponsored by Kellogg’s

Year 10 - Kelloggs Make It Enterprise, June 2016

A group of Year 10 Business Studies and Food Technology students went to an Enterprise competition sponsored by Kelloggs on Tuesday, 28th June 2016.

Raaj, Hannah, Alice, Rajiyah, Ann, Laura, Sumayya and Olivia had a great day, put on a great performance and came second, meaning they are through to the regional final. They had to design a new cereal, market it and set up the factory to make it in.

Mrs Clutton

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Design and Technology Primary Morning

D&T Primary Morining - Lazer cutting ruler

On Wednesday 26th May, 60 Year 5 pupils from Bowdon Church Primary School came to AGGS to take part in a design and technology morning. The pupils were able to experience design and technology in a secondary school in all three areas; Food, Product Design and Textiles. Everyone had a very exciting morning completing three different end results to take home with them including a pizza toast, a felt photo frame and a laser cut personalised ruler. Each result was designed and manufactured by the Year 5 pupils with help from the design and technology teachers at AGGS!

Cookathlon 2016

Cookathlon 2016

Last week staff and students from AGGS took part in the 2016 Cookathon set up by the British Nutrition Foundation. All students and staff were encouraged to make this years recipe which was a delicious Shepherd’s Pie.

Thank you to all those who entered. As you can see their efforts were well rewarded.

STEM Club Success

STEM-club - chocolate making projectSTEM-clubs

We have come as ‘Highly Commended’ in a STEM club competition for the activity we were running in the lead up to National STEM Clubs Week. Despite the large numbers of high quality submissions the judges were most impressed with our entry, and we are to receive a certificate acknowledging our achievement.

See below the entry from our STEM club for the STEM club week competition:

STEM-club_chocolate-making-project-2Chocolate-making Project

Initially, the students designed their moulds on computers using a CAD program. Their designs were then laser-cut in two layers which students sanded down and then built up into a former. The following week students created their moulds using the vacuum-former and then melted and poured their chocolate.

Well done to the girls and staff who helped.

This terms Designers of the Months

Each term a pupil from Years 7-11 is chosen in each area of D&T for exceptional work:


Smoothie Competition

Smoothy-competition-1This term we have been running a smoothie competition in Food Technology. The final took place on Monday 9th November and was judged by the owner of the juice bar “Suko” in Hale. He was very impressed by the standard of the seven finalists : Kitty, Jenny, Jenna, Georgina, Aishah, Millie and Isabel. After deliberating on quality of taste and appearance, as well as presentation and nutritional value, he chose Aishah and Kitty as the winners. Their smoothies will soon be available for sale in Suko. They are a delicious way of ensuring you are getting a good balance of fruit and vegetables in your diet.

A big thank you to Peri from Suko and Jade in Year 12 who ran the competition.

Mrs Clutton