A food technology teacher typically works with students to teach them about various aspects of cooking and food preparation, as well as the devices and hardware used in cooking. This type of position can typically be related to either general food technology coursework that may be found at a college or university level, or in secondary education in the UK. College courses in food technology are often aimed at those who wish to enter the restaurant or hospitality industries, to provide them with a solid background in food handling. A food technology teacher who works in secondary education in the UK usually teaches students about proper nutrition and food preparation.
The specific duties of a food technology teacher will usually depend on the type of school in which the teacher works and the specific course he or she is teaching. In general, however, most teachers will prepare class lectures, lessons, and course work to help students advance in their knowledge of the subject. This usually involves creating lesson plans in accordance with the guidelines set by the curriculum he or she is teaching. Tests are also typically prepared and evaluated by a food technology teacher to ensure student comprehension of the material.
A food technology teacher who teaches at a college or university will typically work with students pursuing a degree in hospitality or restaurant management. These students often need to know about proper food safety and the various types of technology used in handling and preparing food. Since these classes are typically offered at a higher educational level, a food technology teacher will often expect students to be self-motivated and willing to put forth a great deal of work outside of a classroom. The teacher will typically work to prepare and teach lessons on food handling, safety regulations, and different methods of proper food storage and preparation.
In the UK, a food technology teacher will often work in secondary education, to educate students on nutrition and proper food handling. The teacher will typically need to prepare and teach lessons in accordance with the curriculum that has been established, and to ensure that students understand the material. Different forms of evaluation and testing are frequently used by a food technology teacher to ensure comprehension, and the methods used will vary among different teachers and schools. A teacher may also work directly with students to demonstrate proper food preparation, showing students how to prevent food-borne illnesses and answering questions students may have.