Describing the Taste on a menu-EN4HOSTS


Nowadays the worldwide consumers want more and more from their meals: more naturality, more health, more sustainability, and more taste. These consumer's needs put pressure on everyone who is working in the food-related sector to develop new and better taste experiences for their customers. Having in mind that a good menu description could even result to try something new a hesitant customer in this WebQuest we will focus on how to present the taste of your dishes on a menu 


The flavor of your food is what most customers focus on when they are deciding what to eat. Your task is to build a good menu description and to focus on the taste of your dishes in order to convince a hesitant customer to try your dishes!!

Is a good taste same for all the customers? The answer is that there's no agreement on what defines a good taste—for some it’s a certain flavor, for others, it’s a sensation of novelty or nostalgia of something they were eating by their grandmas, for others something natural and healthy, etc. So you have to describe on your menu the taste by using words including tradition, conscience, know-how, passion,  novelty, etc so to delight, surprise and inspire your customers. 


Step one

What is the taste for you?

Why it is important to describe taste on a menu?

Students by using TRICIDER will post their ideas on what taste means for them (worksheet 1). Then we'll discuss the opinions.

After we'll ask the students to be divided into teams from 3 persons, look at different menus and underline the words that are referred to taste. We'll ask them to compare how these menus describe the taste and to answer if they think that it is important and why (worksheet 2). We'll write the answers of each team in the whiteboard so to be able to discuss them later.


Step two

How to describe the taste in a menu?

Students, divided into the same teams, will try to find some words that are used to write a menu describing the taste. We'll ask them to picture their favorite dish, to imagine it involving all their senses and to use the right adjectives to describe its taste. Then they will use the internet to find some more powerful words that describe the taste. (worksheet 3)

Useful links:


Step three

Writing your Mouth-Watering Menu Descriptions

Students, divided into the same teams, will write captivating menu descriptions that will attract more customers and get people excited about what they have to offer by using postermywall (Worksheet4).


This is how your work will be evaluated.














There is one person doing all the work, and the team is NOT working together.

The team is working individually on their own role, and using limited talked with others in a group

Team is working together, but not using the inflammation to connect with one another.

The whole team is working together, helping each other out, and connecting information with one another.


Research / Understanding


Don't use sources given & information is not factual.Student lacked knowledge

Use sources were given.Students understood information but couldn't apply it to their projects

Use sources given, and students understood information but lacked creativity and informational facts

Use sources, get all information asked, and goes beyond to get and applied extra information to give to their classmates a better idea on the subject



No creativity to their presentation, such a little information that classmates aren't able to understand

Students created a presentation with only text and nothing else.

Students were able to create a good presentation.

Great creativity, students are able to understand


Final project


No final project

Final project is lacking key components.

Final project contains all key components

Final project contains all key components and some extra information so it is complete and more useful to anyone interested in its theme.



The web quest is designed to develop the critical thinking skills in children. This web quest teaches students about the role of describing taste on a menu in order to delight, surprise and inspire your customers.

I hope you all had fun and to understand the differences  between taste and flavor.



This WebQuest was created by a team of teachers, within the co-funded Erasmus plus KA2  partnership “English for hospitality” (EN4HOSTS), project number: 2017-1-RO01-KA201-037159, KA2 - Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices, KA201 - Strategic Partnerships for school education


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