Maple Hall Academy has a home-style kitchen, which provides an opportunity for students to explore culinary arts. Culinary arts refer to the art of preparing, cooking, presenting and serving food. This may often be in the form of meals; more importantly, culinary arts often refer to all aspects of food, which involve preparing, cooking and presenting food. This aspect gives our students multiple ways of self-expression with something we all love, food.
One way to think about culinary arts is to consider what makes food appetizing to begin with. As humans, we judge food by the way the food itself looks, how it is presented, how it smells, how it performs or behaves while we taste it, how it feels on the tongue and of course how it makes us feel.
Our students may not have realized that all these factors play a role in their enjoyment of food, but we help them recognize that these senses are all working every time food in front of them. This area of exploration gives Maple Hall the opportunity to also address nutrition and a healthy life-style for our students.