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Food & Kitchen Safety: Preventing Food-Borne Illness - From Farm to Table

Learning food safety science enables learners to better understand decisions and practices that may affect their personal health. It will encourage them to step up to the plate and take an active role in preventing foodborne illness.
ChefJoAnna: Science+Food=Delicious way to learn!
126 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 9 learners
55 minutes
per class
Meets once
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does aOne-Timeclass work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers

How Outschool Works

Available Times

Pacific Time

Wed Aug 24

Meet once (1 day)
4pm - 4:55pm

Mon Sep 19

Meet once (1 day)
11pm - 11:55pm
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.
1 learner enrolled
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Class Experience

Chef JoAnna guides you through exercises to explore food safety, from the farm, processing plants, transportation, retail, and at home. We will do a few pen & paper activities in class. 

EVERY class is approached using the scientific method. (Question, Research, Hypothesis, Experiment, Observations, Conclusions, Share Results)

We will do activities and labs covering this broad range of topics:
Bacteria, including Foodborne Pathogens
Proper food storage and handling
Pasteurization Technology
The Science of Cooking a Hamburger
DNA Fingerprinting
Outbreak Analysis

Learners will get printables that they can hang on the fridge or in a kitchen cabinet so they can refer to the information later. I will send printables before the class.  

This is a highly interactive class. Learners will read directions, and I will ensure that they are followed correctly so that their results are accurate. We discuss HOW and WHY each exercise works, and how to apply what you've learned to future exercises.

I provide worksheets for learners to fill in. I will also provide various other handouts related to the class materials. Occasionally, there are PowerPoint/slides to show data, examples, or emphasize points. Learners are encouraged to ask questions and do further experimentation after the class.  I will always stick around for Q&A when the time slot ends.

• I may use photos, slides, and video clips for clarification. 
• Learners must be able to understand basic math, simple fractions, thermometers/temperature.

Note: Depending on the number of learners, this class duration may vary by  ±10 minutes, so a bit of scheduling flexibility is desirable.
- I'm adding more classes constantly! Please FOLLOW ME if you'd like to know about future classes.
- Is there anything about food/science/business you'd like to learn? Send me a note so I can incorporate suggestions into future lesson plans!

This class can be available at any time, by request!
Feel free to invite friends & your homeschool club!
Feel free to invite friends, share this class with your homeschool club, and post on social media groups. 
You can also request this as a private class, please contact me for details.
While this is a food-oriented class, food is typically used as a scientific medium.  Chef JoAnna has earned a Certificate in Nutrition from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.
no homework required
 5 files available upon enrollment
IMPORTANT: Policy on Class Handouts: All printables will be posted to the "classroom" tab in PDF format. It's your responsibility to log on and print/write down this information, or have it available on another device. a) Thur/Fri/Sat classes -- posted SUNDAYS b) Sun/Mon/Tue/Wed classes -- posted THURSDAYS (No transfers/credits/refunds allowed within 24 hrs of a scheduled class.)
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Informal assessment. If a grade is required, please submit a form for me to sign/scan/upload. If the student needs to submit a written report to meet another class's requirements, I'm happy to help! Printable (PDF) Certificate of Completion upon request!
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
• Parental supervision is essential for safety.

ALLERGY STATEMENT: We may use food in these classes. Lessons may call for items that include common allergens such as Dairy, Eggs, Fish, Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, and Soy. If the learner has dietary restrictions, please contact Chef JoAnna and she may be able to suggest ways to adapt the recipe, typically by substitution, or omission of the allergen. (Requires at least 48 hours' notice.) Not all recipes can be adapted. Chef JoAnna does not have the ability to ensure that the items you purchase will be completely free of allergens. It's up to the adults responsible for each learner to ensure that products brought into the learners' kitchens are allergen-free.
To ensure an interactive, safe learning environment, I request all students have a working camera and microphone, and that they are left on for the duration of each class. If this isn't feasible for one reason or another, a parent should contact me ahead of time to let me know. I am happy to work with each student to make sure they feel comfortable!
All "handouts" and worksheets needed will be provided, delivered via PDF format.


ChefJoAnna: Science+Food=Delicious way to learn!
Lives in the United States
Chef-Instructor for Cooking Skills & Food Science Classes
126 total reviews
153 completed classes

About Me

I'm a Professional Chef. Over my 15+ year career, I have enjoyed diverse experiences while working in Los Angeles, CA and Nashville, TN, and traveled to various locations when clients hired me. Here are a few stories:
  • I've fed 1/12 of the... 
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