Our Food Truck Project has been developed to inspire young people around the variety, flavour and goodness of local, seasonal food.
Working with schools including Gracemount, Castlebrae, St. Thomas of Aquin’s and Portobello High School, classes are divided between conversation and cooking. We discuss food as a career, food labelling and seasonality as well as writing and costing menus that are then delivered to those in the community on the last day of the project. The Food Truck Project develops hands-on cookery skills as well as anchoring literacy, numeracy, problem solving, communication and teamwork.
Students develop communication and teamwork skills through making decisions as a class on what to the menu will be and who will serve.
Successfully running the food truck is an amazing achievement for these young people and this project never fails to bring us joy.