Life Skills Menu Planning Considerations

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Help your Life Skills students to explore menu planning considerations with this fantastic resource!

Students can learn about menu planning considerations such as visual appeal, cost and taste in the PowerPoint presentation. They then receive a scenario party to plan a menu for and answer questions about in the worksheet. Students are encouraged to brainstorm foods that fit the party’s theme and determine how their selections fit the menu planning considerations.

Also included in this resource is a lesson plan with teacher instructions which will aid in implementing this resource in the classroom.

Menu Planning Considerations has been designed for the Life Skills Food Service and Catering component of the NSW NESA Food Technology Years 7-10 Syllabus, however it can be used with students from a variety of stages and learning levels.

Pack includes:

  • 1 x 8-slide Life Skills Menu Planning Considerations PowerPoint.
  • 1 x 4-page Life Skills Menu Planning Considerations worksheet (PDF).
  • 2 x menu templates.
  • Lesson plan with teacher instructions.


  • explore menu-planning considerations, for example:
    • visual appeal and plating
    • cost
    • taste
    • smell
    • profit
    • impact on the environment, eg using biodegradable serving plates or reusable plates
  • plan and prepare menu items suitable for catering or service operation, for example:
    • wraps and sandwiches
    • mini quiches
    • pies and sausage rolls
    • salad plates


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