CELEBRITY CHEF PROFILE

chef plating food

This research project taps into a variety of issues that have impacted how current-day chefs see the world around them, their place in it, and how their food is contributing to improving their communities

Food is political.Who can grow it. Who has access to it. Who gets to call themselves a chef and earn a living from it. And, all of these facets of food are impacted by the social justice movements happening all around the world.

The Celebrity Chef Profile research project taps into a variety of issues that have impacted how current day chefs see the world around them, their place in it, and how their food is contributing to improving their communities.

This extended research project will keep kids, youth or young adults engaged for two or more weeks. Using the entire format makes this an excellent summative project.

The chefs and bakers included in this package reflect women and men from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds. With few exceptions, the chefs live and creatively cook and bake across Canada. 

They are doing ground breaking work that is contributing to a new world order when it comes to sourcing ingredients; re-defining the ‘fine dining experience’; and establishing non-toxic work environments. These chefs are also changing the way the industry looks at work/life balance and giving back to the community.

Everything is included to take students from start to finish with limited guidance.

A note for teachers

The project can be given out in its entirety or as individual assignments that are completed before moving on to the next section.

Research notes from daily classes can be submitted as part of the overall assignment. Have students submit notes as a separate attachment from the final creative submission (Part 7).

Teacher conferences are encouraged to make sure students are able to find material and use their research to complete each section. 

This project includes observation; conversation; and a final product required for triangulation of evaluative evidence.

Course Information

Categories:

Appropriate for ages 10+ 

in the following subjects: 

Family Studies; Hospitality; Business; Philosophy; Ethics; 

Social Justice; Civics

Course Instructor

Doreen Nicoll Doreen Nicoll Author

Doreen Nicoll is a Member in Good Standing with the Ontario College of Teachers. Her eclectic background includes an Honours Specialist in Family Studies as well as Red Seal Certification as a Journeyman cook. Doreen is also an award-winning journalist and podcaster covering social justice, human rights and environmental issues. Qualified to teach the full breadth of Family Studies courses along with Hospitality, English, and Tech Studies, Doreen also has experience teaching Civics and Careers to high school youth and adult students.

Celebrity Chef Profile – Winter Semester

$49.99
access until June 30, 2024 12:00 am

Enrolling in this Unit will give you immediate access to the content. An email with thirty vouchers for your students along with instructions on how to register will follow shortly after.