Home Economics Institute of Australia Inc.


2016 Flavour Forecast Recipe Challenge

McCormick Foods Australia and the Home Economics Institute Australia Inc. (HEIA) are excited to announce the launch of the Years 9 & 10 Flavour Forecast 2016 Student Recipe Challenge.

Each year, McCormick releases the Flavour Forecast report, a highly anticipated look at emerging culinary trends expected to drive flavour innovation over the next several years. This report is created by a team of McCormick chefs, home economists, sensory scientists, dietitians, trend trackers, marketing experts and food technologists from around the world. Watch the video on YouTube that outlines the 2016 Flavour Forecast.

Now in its third year, the McCormick/HEIA Student Recipe Challenge provides an opportunity for Year 9 and Year 10 home economics students in Australian schools to explore these flavours in more detail and develop a series of recipes based around the 2016 trend-setting themes. 

HEIA has worked closely with McCormick Foods Australia to develop a design brief that is grounded in the curriculum. As a result, the recipe challenge has a real-world context, modelling some of the key features of the Australian Curriculum, including design and technologies processes, critical and creative thinking, ICT capability, and, dependent on student’s choices, Australia's engagement with Asia. This is a great opportunity for students to learn about the real demands of the food industry, have some fun whilst being creative, and potentially win some fabulous prizes.

Full entry details can be found below, however, to register your interest and obtain a hard copy of the competition pack, please email NeredithThe competition closes to 21 October 2016 and winners will be announced on 7 November 2016.

*This challenge is subject to terms and conditions, which are also available in the competition pack.

Resources to support the recipe challenge

Please find the range of resources have been produced to assist teachers and student with the recipe challenge.

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