York Community High School

Chemistry of Food


This course is not running during the 17-18 school year

Course Teachers

Drach, Jeffrey (630) 617-2400 ex.7111 Science Teacher/ Science Olympiad Club jdrach@elmhurst205.org
McDonough, Ashley (630) 617-2400 ex.7399 Family and Consumer Science Teacher amcdonough@elmhurst205.org

Course Description

#0887 Chemistry of Food

Grades 11-12 / Full Year Course - 2.0 credits (Student may elect to receive either a Science or Family and Consumer Science credit.)
NCAA Approved Course
Prerequisite:  Chemistry or Key Ideas in Chemistry


In this course, students investigate the chemical components and physical properties of foods.  This course involves laboratory experiences in both Science and Family and Consumer Sciences and is led by teachers from both departments.  Students gain an understanding of food science as well as an awareness of health, nutrition and culinary science principles. Scientific processes are utilized as students explore the physical and chemical properties of food and science cooking applications. This course is appropriate for students who have successfully completed chemistry and are interested in a hands-on application of scientific principles to the study of cooking and nutrition.