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Food Truck in Schools Project

This 6-8 week project culminates in pupils serving a menu they planned and cooked from our food truck. We're always amazed by what these young people pull off and the changes we see in them throughout the project.

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.
The aims of the project are to:

  • Empower students with the skills and knowledge to prepare healthy, tasty meals.
  • Teach the students to understand the basics of running a food truck and pursuing a career in gastronomy.
  • Help students realise their potential, improve their confidence and team-working skills. 
Our food truck can often be found at open days and fairs across the city, sharing delicious food of all shapes and sizes but especially our sourdough toasties!