This is a essay that requires students to write about a chef. This is great for students who have an interest in Food Network or love to cook. It satisfies the requirement for students to write non-fiction, use research properly, and learn more about someone who has worked hard to be a skilled professional!
Includes a rubric and some starting questions to get students started. I required my students to present their chef to the class and have a visual. One student talked about Duff from Ace of Cakes and made a cake for everyone to see and taste!
I suggest having students choose from a list of chefs or at least only allow one person to research that particular person. Students had a lot of fun with this even though it was not an English class (this was in my culinary program), it was still necessary for students to learn more about the history and the people who have made an impact on our food culture. This could be used as an option in an English class as well!