Cooking for Schools

Cooking for Schools was inspired by Bettys & Taylors' Chairman, Lesley Wild, and her cookery book 'A Year of Family Recipes'. It aims to encourage young people to become enthusiastic about cooking for themselves, and their friends and families, and to give it a go. Bettys works with local schools through their Cookery School in Harrogate, but through these resources hopes to reach a wider audience and make the expertise of Bettys available to all schools.

Cooking for Schools is aimed at teachers and students aged 11-16. There is a strong emphasis on Information, Advice and Guidance, with curriculum links to both GCSE Food Technology and BTEC Hospitality and Catering Principles.


In these short video clips from Bettys & Taylors, Professor Paul Walton of the University of York shows the science of food through a series of entertaining experiments. He looks at emulsions, bicarbonates, changing molecules, oxidisation, denaturation, boiling and the calorific content of foods. The clips are...


Produced by Bettys & Taylors, these video clips feature tutors at the Bettys Cookery School and provide clear demonstrations of key techniques, with tips and advice that students can follow easily. The techniques featured relate to:

• preparing vegetables
• meat and fish
• making bread...

Careers in Food

Produced by Bettys & Taylors, these resources are designed for students who might be interested in a career in food, providing a useful insight into the wide variety of jobs that are possible. The video interviews cover many roles, from the Chairman of Bettys, through bakery managers and team leaders, to the...

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