In partnership with Costa Mushrooms and Melbourne Polytechnic
Term: 1-4, 2021
Program Type: Specialist Program (Design Challenge)
Duration: 2 days consecutive plus 2-3 prework lessons
Year Level: 7-12
This program aims to bring innovation into the kitchen. As food innovators, students will use the design thinking methodology and food science to tackle the problem of food waste, converting mushroom stalks into a value-added product for our industry partner, Costa Mushrooms.
Students will investigate the key elements of a value-added product and will examine the properties of food to investigate how different senses contribute to our perception of taste and flavour. Students will use their findings to develop a new product and use experimental procedures to iterate their recipe.
Students will also have the opportunity to see how technology is reshaping the food industry, experiencing Costa Mushrooms’ new training program that utilises virtual reality. Throughout the program students will understand the future diections of the food industry and associated education pathways through engagement with experts from Melbourne Polytechnic.
Food Science & Technology
Ability to follow scientific experimentation protocols
Collaborate effectively to create solutions to identified problems
Consider a range of tools, technologies and specialist equipment
Industry-standard kitchen equipment