Luther College Croydon - VCE Season of Excellence - Top Designs

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VCE Season of Excellence - Top Designs

Current Year 12 student, Lauren Kewley, has had her VCE Food Technology Units 3 & 4 folio selected for display at the VCE Season of Excellence Top Designs exhibition at the Melbourne Museum.

Lauren has always loved helping out in the kitchen and Food Technology enhanced her interest and passion.

The inspiration for my Year 12 Food Technology folio was from living and travelling in Victoria. I wanted my folio to reflect the diversity of the local produce grown within the various regions that encompass this beautiful State.

The five regions I based my folio on were Gippsland, the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, the High Country, the Murray and the Mornington Peninsula. Through undertaking both primary and secondary research, I was able to learn more about the uniqueness of each of the regions and the scenery depicted, as well as the local produce grown in these areas.


The theme of my folio, ‘The Sensational Tastes of Victoria’, reflects the exciting food options available to us. It showcases a range of regional recipes using fresh local produce along with a variety of complex processes and cooking.


I created a sample menu for the gala presentation night of the opening of the Sensational Tastes of Victoria exhibit at the Melbourne Museum and each dish highlighted a region of Victoria.


Lauren’s work will be on display from Friday 18 March until Sunday 16 July 2017 at the Melbourne Museum in Carlton.


Top Designs shows works created by 90 extraordinary VCE Media, Product Design and Technology, Food and Technology, Systems Engineering, Visual Communication Design and VCE VET Interactive Digital Media. Exhibits include: garments, graphic and product design, short films (also shown in Top Screen), print layout, photography, food product planning, mechanical and electronic projects. Works are accompanied by folios and design plans comprising work briefs, client feedback and evaluation. The exhibition and associated education programs are a valuable resource for current VCE students.


Bookings: Top Designs is held at the Melbourne Museum, Carlton. For more information, please visit



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