Food Science Face to Face (London)

Food Science Face to Face

Friday 29th June

University of West London, Ealing.

Presenters: Stefan Gates, Louise Davies, Barbara Monks, Barbara Rathmill,Jacqui Keepin, Julie Messenger, Sally Rowe, Sheila Watts, Sandra Heinze, Frances Meek and more.

For those teaching GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition, and Level 3 Diploma in Food Science and Nutrition. There will be an exciting combination of food science demonstrations, presentations on careers and skills needed in the food science industry and workshops of best practice in delivering the current GCSE (AQA, EDUQAS, OCR) and WJEC Diploma courses.


Key Note presenter

Stefan Gatesis a television presenter, author, broadcaster and live-show performer who writes mostly about food and science. You will have seen his recent BBC programmes – Secret Life of your Favourite Dishes and Gasto Lab. He has written six books about extraordinary food and cooking, and has presented 14 TV series mostly for the BBC, including Cooking in the Danger Zone about unusual food from the world’s more dangerous and difficult places. He develops half of these TV series himself, including the CBBC children’s food adventure series Gastronuts and Incredible Edibles. Stefan presented BBC One’s Food Factory.

He wrote and presented the BBC Two series E Numbers: An Edible Adventure, Full On Foodand the BBC Four series Feasts. Stefan has also written and presented two BBC Four documentaries: Calf’s Head and Coffee: The Golden Age of English Food on food history, and Can Eating Insects Save the World?.. Find out more here.

Signed books will be available


A full day packed with workshops and presentations to help you:

       Make food science exciting for your pupils, so that they remember and apply key concepts when investigating and cooking

       Improve performance in GCSE and Level 3 Diploma with tips and best practice from experienced practitioners teaching these courses in their schools

       Save time by learning about new high-quality teaching resources and how to plan, teach and assess your course effectively. This event covers all aspects of food science including

  • Microbiology and food safety
  • Functional properties of nutrients and ingredients
  • Nutrition
  • Future Food and sustainability issues

       Update your understanding of careers in the food science and technology sector, so that you can speak confidently to parents and students about future skills


Attend an exam board specific workshop to embed the teaching of food science in KS3, GCSE and beyond, including advice on improving the management of NEA and GCSE.

Choose from:

  • AQA food science in the new GCSE (with Barbara Monks, Food Teachers Centre)
  • EDUQAS food science in the new GCSE(with Jacqui Keepin, Food Teachers Centre)
  • OCR food science in the new GCSE (with Sandra Heinze, Hall Mead School and Julie Messenger Food Teachers Centre)

Sandra Heinze  (Hall Mead School) has been a Food teacher for over twenty years and is both a Head of Department and 2nd in Faculty.


Within her role, she has worked with a wide range of schools and departments helping to develop and implement the KS3 curriculum, particularly the science element, and introducing the new OCR GCSE.


Sandra is passionate about teaching food and developing a love of food, cooking and healthy eating in all pupils.



Learn how to develop and deliver the new post 16 Certificate and Diploma Course in Food Science and Nutrition, with workshops that focus on:

  • Planning and Delivering the WJEC Level 3 Diploma Food Science and Nutrition (with Sally Rowe, Chancellors School, and Sheila Watts, Waddesdon School)
  • Meeting the Nutritional Needs of Specific Groups and Current Issues in Food Science and Nutrition (Level 3 and GCSE support available) with Frances Meek and Alex White (British Nutrition Foundation)
  • Ensuring Foods is Safe to Eat with Barbara Rathmill, Food Teachers Centre
  • Sensory Science – Josh and Scott (University of West London)

Sheila Watts (Waddesdon School) is a latecomer to teaching and has a degree in Hospitality Management. She is truly passionate about teaching pupils in an interesting and engaging way so that they can flourish. In 4 years her numbers for food have gone from 8 to 50.


Sally Rowe (Chancellors School) has a background as a Food Selector for Marks and Spencer and has worked with manufacturers across Europe to develop new product ranges, travelling extensively to find new ideas and centres of excellence. As Head of Department she uses this expertise and passion to inspire the next generation having become a food teacher 7 years ago.


Costs and Booking (via Eventbrite) From only £150 +VAT Early bird

All of these events are ticket only and payable IN ADVANCE. The Food Teachers Centre uses Eventbrite (as many organisations do) to automate the bookings via credit card.   When you book you will receive by email a full VAT invoice/receipt.


PLEASE NOTE your booking confirmation and ticket will be emailed to both the delegate and person purchasing. If you do not receive your ticket it is most commonly caused by typing your email address incorrectly, or it is in your SPAM folder. Please check your booking carefully. It is VERY important that your school finance manager supplies your full name and PERSONAL- SCHOOL email so that we are able to send you joining instructions and further details. If we only receive the ‘school office’ email address, we have found in the past that this delays information getting to you or information is not passed on.


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PLEASE NOTE: Food Teachers Centre will never pass your information onto third parties.

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          For accredited courses, such as Food Safety in Classrooms, it is an exam board requirement that we assess previous learning and take this into account when planning differentiated learning.

          For accredited courses, such as Culinary Arts, questions are asked to ensure that the applicant meets SFA funding requirements.

– For other courses, we may ask details about the exam board courses that you teach, and what you would like help with, these are to help us plan a suitable day, but are optional questions.

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  1. Once booked, if you cannot come You can send someone else, but you may not get a refund unless we can resell your ticket, but we are happy to transfer your booking if there is space on another event.

  2. The draft programme might be subject to change. We would always endeavor to run the day as advertised.


About the Food Teachers Centre 

FOOD TEACHER CENTRE is a UK based self-help group founded by Louise T Davies in 2013 and supported by experienced associates. It provides a platform to exchange best practice, give advice and support to less experienced teachers, answering practical concerns and keeping them abreast of the latest curriculum changes. A one-stop shop for like-minded professionals who seek help and information. It is free to take part and is facilitated through a closed on-line group, safeguarding the conversations of the teaching staff.

The idea of a ‘Teacher’s Centre’ is a response to the lack of local and national specialist support and diminishing Continuing Professional Development with the demise of local authority advisers ASTs, lead practitioners and supporting organisations.

The Centre utilises new technologies, not requiring a physical space in new times, but providing the same high quality service that our traditional teachers centres were recognised for.

The Food Teachers Centre is a place of

  • creative and innovative ideas and action

  • practical solutions

  • learning and sharing

To join the closed group, simply visit


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