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NEA 2 - Food tech

I've chosen the task 'Plan, prepare, cook and present a range of dishes that celebrate an event, occasion or festival from around the world. Present three dishes.' I have gone for Diwali but am so confused what the difference is between task B - technical and task D - final exam. I know task B is only worth 18 marks against the 30 marks available for task D, but surely technical food is worth more?? I'm not sure which of my dishes to do for each task. Looking at one of my desserts, there really isn't much skill involved, with it being ladoo. If I was to make an indian based cheesecake with homemade biscuits and laddoo, would this be technical enough?
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What were the other choices ? Our food tech teacher is off and we haven’t been given them yet !
Original post by Littlelumley
I've chosen the task 'Plan, prepare, cook and present a range of dishes that celebrate an event, occasion or festival from around the world. Present three dishes.' I have gone for Diwali but am so confused what the difference is between task B - technical and task D - final exam. I know task B is only worth 18 marks against the 30 marks available for task D, but surely technical food is worth more?? I'm not sure which of my dishes to do for each task. Looking at one of my desserts, there really isn't much skill involved, with it being ladoo. If I was to make an indian based cheesecake with homemade biscuits and laddoo, would this be technical enough?

I'm doing the same task, but I've chosen Eid. We've just finished our technical exam in early December and basically it's to show complex skills to the examiner. You can't do the same dishes that you are planning to do for your final, but you can make them similar. I used skills such as tenderising and marinating, deboning a lamb shank, making bread, making pastry (all from scratch), etc, and my teacher gave me a 9 / A*. So for yours, if you plan on doing the cheesecake and laddoo, you need to make sure your other two dishes have more complicated skills. Otherwise, you won't be able to reach the highest grade boundary. Hope this helps.
Original post by Park-fatm
What were the other choices ? Our food tech teacher is off and we haven’t been given them yet !

Plan, prepare, cook and present a range of healthy and nutritious dishes that would appeal to a
family with a limited food budget. Present three dishes.

Plan, prepare, cook and present a range of dishes to be sold in a café or restaurant that is
promoting using fresh and seasonal ingredients. Present three dishes.

Plan, prepare, cook and present a range of dishes that celebrate an event, occasion or festival
from around the world. Present three dishes.
Original post by idklol4523
I'm doing the same task, but I've chosen Eid. We've just finished our technical exam in early December and basically it's to show complex skills to the examiner. You can't do the same dishes that you are planning to do for your final, but you can make them similar. I used skills such as tenderising and marinating, deboning a lamb shank, making bread, making pastry (all from scratch), etc, and my teacher gave me a 9 / A*. So for yours, if you plan on doing the cheesecake and laddoo, you need to make sure your other two dishes have more complicated skills. Otherwise, you won't be able to reach the highest grade boundary. Hope this helps.

Yes I'm also doing Eid but I have no clue which dishes would be classed as 'complex'. What did you make for your teacher to rank you high. Our class has only completed section A.
I am doing Section D next week. I did the family one.

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