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Food commodities


Understanding the origin and properties of a range of food commodities whilst preparing and using more complex kitchen equipment and ingredients safely.

Example Key Words

Food Poisoning

An illness caused by consuming food or water that has been contaminated by specific bacteria or toxins.

Primary Processing

The process of changing or transforming raw foods into a suitable state to be eaten or added to other foods.


When protein denatures to form a sold structure.


The whole seed in it’s natural state

Maillard Reaction

Chemical reaction between proteins and carbohydrates which changes the flavour of the food.

Cross Contamination

Spreading of bacteria, allergens and other substances from one item to another.

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