Contemporary Gastronomy


This study of gastronomy develops an in-depth understanding and appreciation of the multidisciplinary nature of gastronomy. Learners will research and evaluate the role of food in contemporary societies, exploring the many factors which influence consumer food choice and cuisine preferences.


Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an appreciation of food tourism and its economic impact.

  2. Analyse influences of food choice and consumer trends.

  3. Investigate the links between socialisation, food and culture.

  4. Evaluate the political, technological, socio-economic, ethical and environmental issues impacting on food supply, food security and globalisation.

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