Are kids cooking classes the only classes you offer?
No, we also offer a farm-to-table teen chefs program every other Saturday and adult classes in the evenings from 7-9pm.
What skills do children learn in your cooking classes?
Cooking lessons can have big benefits for children. Kids don’t realize just how much they are learning because they are having so much fun practicing their fine motor skills such as chopping, whisking, kneading, pouring, mixing, cutting and rolling. It’s surprising the amount of information they are taking in while they are cooking or baking. Here are just a few examples
Math Skills: They have to count and weigh and measure and estimate and learn sequencing – what comes 1st, 2nd, 3rd.
Reading Skills: Reading a recipe through allows kids to improve reading skills and learning new words helps with practicing vocabulary.
Time: Keeping track of cooking times is fun for kids and it propels them to put their time-reading abilities to the test.
Science: Cooking lessons teach kids sience in a hands-on way as they discover that yeast makes dough rise and heat changes the way food looks and tastes and much more.
Geography: Cooking cultural recipes exposes kids to other cultures and to learning where food grows.
Social skills: Kids have to socialize with each other and work together, take turns and be ready to problem-solve which promotes accomplisment and teamwork.
Good Eating Habits: Cooking classes can give kids the confidence and curiosity to get creative in the kitchen and build a lifelong habit of good eating habits.
Follow Directions: When kids read a recipe and learn how to make a pizza or cook spaghetti, they are also learning how to follow directions.
Responsiblity and Indepence: Learning how to safely use kitchen equipment, clean up messes and washing and putting away kitchen gear when their cooking project is done fosters responsibility and independence and boosts confidence.
What is the farm-to-table cooking party?
Farm-to-table means that we support local farmers and that we buy local, organic foods from farmers markets or local grocers and Whole Foods when possible and that we use those ingredients in our recipes when we cook.
What is the theme to your summer cooking camps?
Summer camp is internationally themed. That is, we choose a different region daily, learn about it’s culture and food then plan a menu and cook the foods from that country.
Are your teen cooking classes held after school?
No. We hold regular after school program for ages 4-12 from 3:30 – 6:30pm. Teen classes can be scheduled on every other Saturday that we don’t have a Cook n Play program.