January 2016

This is the CiDA examination paper for January 2016.

Your task is to attempt this examination paper to the best of your ability in 3 hours.

Follow this link to the examination paper. Here is the information about the Escapade Adventure Park that you can use for the content of your site.

Information for Grubalicious

Welcome to Grubalicious
Here at Grubalicious we aim to help students fend for themselves in the kitchen.
So, there’s no need to worry - Grubalicious will provide you with all of the information, tips and recipes you need to eat well and stay healthy on a tight budget. 

We want you to enjoy your time in the kitchen and remain stress free, so don’t reach for the take away menu, take control and let’s cook!

Kitchen Essentials
The microwave – saves time and arguments in a student kitchen. Unlike frying, there’s no oil so there’s a lower fat content. Vegetables tend to steam themselves and therefore retain more minerals and because they cook quicker, the vegetables loose fewer nutrients.

Utensils – stick to the basics, you don’t need fancy gadgets but if you are going to spend money on anything get a good frying pan, several medium sized pans and a good knife set.

Be prepared - clear all kitchen surfaces so you’ve got room to cook, read the recipe carefully, get all the necessary equipment out and check its clean, check that you’ve got all of the ingredients, wash, peel, chop, dice, grate everything you need first, use different chopping boards for meat and veg,
clean as you go, wash your hands after handling raw meat, defrost meat or fish well in advance of cooking (defrost overnight if you can), keep chopped vegetables in a pan, covered in water, so they don’t discolour and dry out.

Wipe down surfaces with an antibacterial cloth at night to keep them clean and hygienic. Wash tea towels regularly.

Meal Essentials
Plan your meals – write out your weekly menu and be adventurous, don’t have the same thing every day. Make a shopping list of what you need.

Shop Smart - buy all the non-perishables you need on a monthly basis but shop for perishables - bread, milk, fresh fruit and vegetables - weekly. Remember, markets sell food off cheaply in the afternoon. Only buy what you need - avoid buying extras because it’s on offer. If you shop as a household – you’ll save money.

Cook Smart - make double portions when you cook and freeze one for another time.

Fridge Smart - allow food to cool to room temperature before putting it in the fridge. Use opened food within two days. When reheating, make sure its piping hot all the way through. Empty and clean out the fridge regularly.

Potato Goodness
Potatoes are cheap, versatile and very tasty. They’re also naturally fat free and carefully cooked, they are a great source of natural energy. You can bake them, roast them, mash them, boil them, turn them into chips or wedges but you sure will love ‘em.

To make them last longer store them in a cool, dark, well-ventilated place and wrap them in paper - don’t keep them in a plastic bag. Stored like this, old potatoes will last a couple of weeks and new potatoes a few days.

This week’s tip is jacket, or baked, potatoes. Great on their own or as part of a meal. Experiment with your toppings – start easy with baked beans or tuna and work your way up to garlic mushrooms and chilli. Over the coming weeks, we’ll have loads of great potato-based recipes on Grubalicious.

Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers – You don’t have to be a vegetarian to enjoy stuffed peppers – they’re bursting with flavour, quick to make and great to eat!

This recipe will serve two, take you less than half an hour and anyone can make it - so go on take a pepper and halve it, bake it, stuff it and eat it.

Contact email – info@grubalicious.org.uk

Here are the images that you can use.

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You can use the notes from previous sessions here.

Activity 2

The examiner will ask you to complete a form but for this purpose please add an extra webpage to evaluate your product. In your evaluation you must:

  • explain your important design decisions
  • justify your choices in relation to the client brief
  • suggest further improvements.


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