BENEFITS OF LEARNING IN THE KITCHEN
The most obvious benefit of children cooking is that they actually learn how to cook!
Kids in the kitchen also learn the following valuable life skills:
-Planning menus -Shopping for ingredients
-Correct food Preservation -Time management
-Expanding taste pallet -Hygiene
-Cooking skills -Presentation
And just plain appreciation for food!
Other benefits include:
-Opportunities for mastery of new skills
-The art of giving for other's enjoyment,
-A sense of service
-Increased creativity and imagination
-Sense of accomplishment
-Experience working in groups
Many practical skills are learned, all of which are necessary for daily living:
-Weight and measurement -Planning
-Reading for comprehension -Budgeting
-Knowledge of our food's origin -Self reliance
-Following directions -Hard work
-Supermarket shopping -Fractions
-Seasonal awareness -Chemical reactions
-Healthy eating habits -Supply and Demand
-Cultural differences -Action and reaction
-Safety procedures -And much more!
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
- Each student is required to wear the uniform apron, and bring the cook binder for classes
- Children should wear short sleeve shirts and close toed shoes.
- Long hair should be pulled back, or bring something to pull it back with.
- Please be sure to list any and all allergies on the registration. **
- Part of the teaching method is to expand the taste pallet.
- The children are required to taste everything made unless there are allergies indicated in registration.
**We take allergies very seriously, and never want anyone to get sick or injured from our classes. Its important to remember that these facilities teach with a focus on a variety of foods and it is not possible to have an entirely sterile area of all types of allergens. Please consider your children's safety before registering them for cooking classes.
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About the Chef:
My training as a chef began before this brood was around, and with a specialty in catering, it became more difficult to continue in my chosen career the more of these cuties we had. Having four kids and a husband in the military, my culinary skills amounted to making dinner for the family, and birthday party fun. As my kids grew and I began teaching them to cook, other friends' kids would randomly show up in the kitchen and I was asked by others around me to teach their kids along with mine. This is where CCI began and I have been happy to share it with others so that it can enrich children and families every where.