Kettle Produce Visit

Kettle

At the end of term the Higher Health and Food Technology class were lucky to have a visit from Jane Leonard from Kettle Produce who spoke on the theme of ‘Developing New Food Products from Market Trends’. She gave a unique insight into the multiple stages a food product will go through before it is finally released onto Supermarket shelves.

Jane also explained how the company gets their ideas for new products – inspiration can be found anywhere from social media platforms such as Pintrest/Instagram, celebrities and even world events such as the Olympics which came as a bit of a surprise to the class who were interested to learn that Jane is predicting a global growth in interest in Japanese foods due to the sporting event.

She spoke in detail about the war on plastics and the conflict that arises for “time poor” consumers who have created a demand in pre-prepared vegetables. This visit provided the pupils will a huge amount of research which will support them in completing their SQA assignments which are worth 50% of their final mark.

This year, pupils are being asked to develop a potato-based product or a savoury dish that is low in salt. In Home Economics we are always keen to have visiting speakers who can bring real life experiences for any of our subject areas.  The food industry is such a large employer in our local area but is often overlooked as a career choice so we are keen to promote jobs in the food industry which is worth around £15 billion.  We teach Early Years Education, Practical Cookery, Practical Cake Craft and Health and Food Technology so if you or someone you know can spare an hour or so to visit Kinross High School and talk to our pupils please do get in touch with Mrs Cairney by calling the school on 01577867100 or emailing  ccairney@pkc.gov.uk.

At the end of term the Higher Health and Food Technology class were lucky to have a visit from Jane Leonard from Kettle Produce who spoke on the theme of ‘Developing New Food Products from Market Trends’. She gave a unique insight into the multiple stages a food product will go through before it is finally released onto Supermarket shelves.

 

Jane also explained how the company gets their ideas for new products – inspiration can be found anywhere from social media platforms such as Pintrest/Instagram, celebrities and even world events such as the Olympics which came as a bit of a surprise to the class who were interested to learn that Jane is predicting a global growth in interest in Japanese foods due to the sporting event.

 

She spoke in detail about the war on plastics and the conflict that arises for “time poor” consumers who have created a demand in pre-prepared vegetables. This visit provided the pupils will a huge amount of research which will support them in completing their SQA assignments which are worth 50% of their final mark.

 

This year, pupils are being asked to develop a potato-based product or a savoury dish that is low in salt. In Home Economics we are always keen to have visiting speakers who can bring real life experiences for any of our subject areas.  The food industry is such a large employer in our local area but is often overlooked as a career choice so we are keen to promote jobs in the food industry which is worth around £15 billion.  We teach Early Years Education, Practical Cookery, Practical Cake Craft and Health and Food Technology so if you or someone you know can spare an hour or so to visit Kinross High School and talk to our pupils please do get in touch with Mrs Cairney by calling the school on 01577867100 or emailing  ccairney@pkc.gov.uk.