Do you love to cook, bake and try new foods? Become a Junior Chef and advance to a Senior Chef. Both sessions consist of four week hands-on cooking classes designed for ages 9-12 year olds. Parents will be surprised to watch as their “young chef” grows with confidence and knowledge as they create these recipes at home for them!
PART I: JUNIOR CHEF CULINARY ACADEMY
Tuesdays, Feb. 3-24 | $80 | 4 weeks | 5-6:30 p.m.
Week 1: All About Kitchen Safety
Learn about proper food handling and food preparation, cooking and baking techniques, presentation and so much more!
Week 2: All About Fruit
You’ll learn the proper techniques of slicing and dicing bananas, apples, strawberries and pineapple. Then, learn proper hand placement and knife safety. You’ll use a lettuce knife, which has serrated edges but is not sharp. Finally, you’ll make a delicious fruit salsa and fruit smoothies.
Week 3: Salads that Satisfy
It’s so easy to make delicious, healthy salads. In this class, we’ll show you how!
Week 4: Breakfast Items
Practice using different measuring utensils and proper usage. During this class, you will practice your measuring skills by making homemade pancakes, fluffy French toast and egg casserole bites.
PART II: SENIOR CHEF CULINARY ACADEMY
Tuesdays, April 7-28 | $80 | 4 weeks | 5-6:30 p.m.
It’s time to put the foundations you were taught in Part I to work with a variety of cooking dishes. Junior Chef classes are a prerequisite.
Week 1: Eggs
Learn the proper techniques for cracking, separating, poaching and boiling eggs. You’ll also make a delicious breakfast quiche.
Week 2: Feeding the Family
It’s easy to make a delicious meal for your entire family! Learn how to assemble a meal that will impress anyone.
Week 3: Homemade Soups
Learn how to create delicious homemade soups from scratch. Plus, learn the importance of range and fire safety.
Week 4: Decadent Desserts
For your last class, make delicious sweets that’ll show you why you never need to buy boxed or prepared desserts again. In this final class, you’ll receive a personalized recipe book with all the class recipes you created during the culinary academy. Tell your parents to pick you up 10 minutes early so they can enjoy the delicious sweets you make!