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Christmas Baking

Christmas Baking

Well done to all those students studying food technology this term. The year 10 students have made a great start to their new course and the year 11 students have continued to work as hard as ever. Well done everyone and thanks for all the parental support. We’ve had some fantastic Christmas bakes this year.

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Year 10 GCSE students at the Good Food Show

On 1st December, last Friday, the Year 10 GCSE students spent the day at the Good Food Show in Birmingham. We all had a great day and immersed ourselves in the exciting and ever changing world of food. There were lots of famous faces about including Nadia Hussain, a previous winner of the Great British Bake Off, who did a demonstration for the students in the Big Kitchen super theatre.

Fish Monger at AGGS

Fish Monger at AGGS

This week Janice Hamilton, a fish monger from Waitrose in Altrincham, delivered a demonstration to the Year 11 Food and Nutrition students on preparing, filleting and skinning fresh fish. This is an important high level skill required for their GCSE. Janice brought in some Sea Bass and Sea Bream and after showing them the different skills she gave the students the chance to have a go themselves. We really appreciate this opportunity to learn from an expert and the students thoroughly enjoyed the session. Thank you Janice.

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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.

Year 10 food and nutrition students go to the Food Sorcery in Didsbury

On Tuesday 2nd May the year 10  food and nutrition students spent a day at the new cooking school in Didsbury, the Food Sorcery.

The girls had a fantastic time. Some of the activities included  making shortcrust pastry for sausage or cheese rolls. They learnt how to make fresh pasta and they were given time to be creative and make their own shapes and work with the pasta rolling machines.  The day was a mixture of practical work and demonstrations and the chefs who worked with the girls were inspirational. Thank you to the Food Sorcery for such an enjoyable and useful day.

Year 10 Amazing dishes

Last week the Year 10 food technology students had their first practical assessment over 2 hours. The girls performed brilliantly under the pressure and produced some amazing results.

Here are some photographs of the dishes they made:

Year 9 Street Food, March 2017

Some photographs of the amazing street food dishes made by Year 9 in Food Technology this term. 

9A Dishes:

9C Dishes:

9D Dishes:

Design a Dessert Competition

Design a Dessert - 1st place

This week, Wednesday 8th February, was the opening night of “Fireworks” the new dessert restaurant in Altrincham, next to the cinema. As the three winners of the design a dessert competition that took place in school this term, Sophia, Jenny and Jemima were all invited to this launch event. Sophia, as the overall winner, was asked to cut the ribbon to open the restaurant officially. The three girls were accompanied by their parents and teachers. We had a lovely evening tasting all the delights of the new menu and the chefs created the desserts the girls had designed for them to try. Thank you to all those who entered. The level of effort that went in to all the designs was fantastic and the quality of the work outstanding..

Design a Dessert - 2nd place
Design a Dessert – 2nd place
Design a Dessert - 3rd place
Design a Dessert – 3rd place


Year 10 Vegetables!

Vegetable Rabbit!

The students in year 10 have been practicing their knife skills and learning about all the different cuts of vegetables as well as learning about the importance of vitamins in our diet. Here are some of their creative ideas!