Food & Nutrition

All girls participate in Food and Nutrition lessons in the first two years, rotating with Art, Drama, DT, Textiles and Music. In Upper 4, students may chose to study the subject further.  Lessons are action packed with many being practically based. All pupils prepare and cook a wide range of dishes and develop new skills, whilst advancing their knowledge and understanding of the subject.

Food and Nutrition is a popular option at GCSE and pupils can also study the subject at ‘A’level. We also offer sixth form pupils the opportunity to complete the Tante Marie ‘essential skills’ practical cookery course which allows them to work as a chalet girl in their gap year. It also contributes towards the skills section of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme.

 

Food & Nutrition Department Staff
  • Mrs N Genzel - Head of Food and Nutrition
    Joined St. Catherine’s in 2006, coming from Tormead School in Guildford and, prior to that, George Abbot School. Teaches Food and Nutrition at St. Cats, but has also taught Textiles and Child Development in the past. After leaving university and before coming into teaching she worked for Sainsbury’s, having been recruited onto their Graduate Training programme. Co-ordinates the Tante Marie Cookery course for the Sixth Form.
    email: nicola.genzel@stcatherines.info
  • Mrs J Barratt - Part-time Technician
    email:
    joanne.barratt@stcatherines.info
  • Mr P Friend

    Joined St Catherine's in 1998 to teach Mathematics. Outside school, his main passion is cooking, and he has a particular penchant for baking: he is very proud to have conquered the difficult art of making macarons and laminated pastry and in some of his spare time he runs his own baking website, delivers baking demonstrations and has written recipes for magazines. He is eager to publish his first baking book. Also passionate about theatre (both on and off stage!), is a keen allotmenteer and is an avid reader of crime fiction.

    email: philip.friend@stcatherines.info