pasta

The pasta lab is the first opportunity for the students to reveal their cooking personality. When they engage with the lab, they transform, the room transforms, and the lesson transforms into a thing greater than the sum of its parts. Often, the students remark that in this lab they felt like they were running a…

cupcakes

Team building is difficult. So many factors, so little time. Where do you start…really? Groupwork at the best of times can elicit moans and groans from even the most balanced student. Despite a teacher’s best efforts to engage the students in developing their Learning Skills, encouraging random individuals to work together does not always make for…

food is

I start this course in a similar fashion every semester. I poke and prod the students with survey questions designed to explore their rules and beliefs that surround food. A large portion of the first week is spent in discussions surrounding favourite flavours, and shapes, and the ‘whys’ behind systems of thought that support the fact…