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My Practical Skills Assessment

Booklet

Name:

Task: Main Meals


During school closure family time has become very important to all of us.
Some family occasions are being celebrated at home due to lockdown.
Name your favourite family occasion and investigate a range of main
course dishes that could be made as part of this occasion.
Prepare, cook and serve a main course dish (dinner!) suitable for your
chosen special occasion
Evaluate the taste and appearance your dish.

Read your task above and write in our own words what you have been asked to do
in the space below:

Name your chosen family occasion:


Name the range of mains dishes you could make in the box below:

Dishes I could Make

Choose 2 of the above dishes and give 1 advantage (good reason) and 1
disadvantage (bad reason) for choosing each one:

Dish Advantage Disadvantage


1.

2.

I have decided to cook:

___________________________________________________

Give 2 reasons why you chose this dish:


1.
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________

2.
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________

Draw a picture and describe how you will serve your dish:

What will you need for cooking?


Ingredients
Amount Name

Equipment

(List all equipment you need to make your dish. Include your serving dish also)
Consider Safety & Hygiene
What safety and hygiene rules should I remember when making my dish??

Safety Hygiene

The steps
(method)
for making my chosen dish are:
1._________________________________________________________

2._________________________________________________________

3._________________________________________________________

4._________________________________________________________

5._________________________________________________________

6._________________________________________________________

7._________________________________________________________

8._________________________________________________________

9.__________________________________________________________
10.__________________________________________________________

Evaluation Sheet

SENSORY EVALUATION – write how your dish tastes, looks and feels in your
mouth (texture)
Appearance

Taste/Flavou
r

Texture
(feel)

Ask a member of your family what they think of the taste,


appearance and texture of what you have cooked!

Based on your evaluation, and the comments of your family member


identify any changes you would make to your chosen dish.
Taste Texture Appearance Modifications
Sweet Soft Burnt Increase/ decrease
Sour Hard Colourful Ingredients
Bitter Crunchy Colourless  Add salt
Bland Chewy Thick
Burnt Brittle Attractive  Add seeds
Creamy Crispy Appetising  Add spice
Tasteless Flaky Dry
Undercooked Crumbly Smooth  Reduce salt
Spicy Moist Shiny  Make thicker
Dry Golden brown
Soggy Pale
Smooth Creamy Change Ingredients
Doughy  E.g. add more vegetables
Spongy

These words will help you to make sentences for the evaluation of the Taste,
Appearance and Texture of your dish. It also tells you of possible changes
(modifications)

Now take a photo of your cooked dish and


send it to me 