Skills Snippets

Focus on Food’s expert team of food teachers developed Skills Snippets to make teaching cooking skills easier for teachers and other cooking leaders. We know that if children grasp basic skills (eg using knives, peeling, tearing herbs) then they have a toolbox for life. Our experts used their years of experience in the cooking classroom to make teaching and learning these key skills clear, simple and fun.

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The Bridge

The Bridge

The bridge technique is a safe way of teaching children to cut something in half. Here's how to do it.

Focus on Food’s expert team of food teachers developed Skills Snippets to make teaching cooking skills easier for teachers and other cooking leaders. 

The Claw

The Claw

The claw technique is a safe way of teaching children how to slice ingredients Here's how to do it.

Focus on Food’s expert team of food teachers developed Skills Snippets to make teaching cooking skills easier for teachers and other cooking leaders. 

Combined Bridge and Claw

Combined Bridge and Claw

Once children have mastered the bridge and claw, you can teach them to combine the two techniques for more advanced chopping. Here's how to do it.  

Focus on Food’s expert team of food teachers developed Skills Snippets to make teaching cooking skills easier for teachers and other cooking leaders. 

Preparing Herbs and Garlic

Preparing Herbs and Garlic

Let's look at how to teach children to prepare herbs and garlic.                    

Focus on Food’s expert team of food teachers developed Skills Snippets to make teaching cooking skills easier for teachers and other cooking leaders. 

Grating

Grating

Let's look at how to teach children to grate ingredients safely and effectively.

Focus on Food’s expert team of food teachers developed Skills Snippets to make teaching cooking skills easier for teachers and other cooking leaders. 

Peeling

Peeling

Let's look at how to teach children to peel fruit and vegetables safely.  

Focus on Food’s expert team of food teachers developed Skills Snippets to make teaching cooking skills easier for teachers and other cooking leaders. 

Squeezing Citrus

Squeezing Citrus

Let's look at how to squeeze juice from a citrus fruit          

Focus on Food’s expert team of food teachers developed Skills Snippets to make teaching cooking skills easier for teachers and other cooking leaders.

Tomato and Basil Salad

Tomato and Basil Salad

This favourite Focus on Food recipe uses all the skills you have learnt in the Skills Snippets films.   







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