There has been a culinary awakening in recent years and its not just an adult trend. The food networks have turned chefs into celebrities. Foods from around the world are now readily available in our everyday supermarkets, creating a surge of interest into the culinary arts and international cuisine. This interest is starting younger and younger. Kids are noticing what’s on their plates and now have a world of options available to them.
Your home is a great place to launch a child’s cooking education, but when it’s obviously more than a passing fascination, maybe it’s time to investigate a more inspiring venue for your budding chef.
Sure Chef programs group kids together in age brackets that keep the material relevant and encourage age-appropriate learning. Your 3-year old is not going to be chopping vegetables, but will enjoy measuring ingredients into a bowl or helping mix up a salad or sauce. Right from the start new foods are introduce and jr. chefs are encouraged to make choices based on taste and nutritional content.
There are additional benefits to learning about preparing food, since maths, reading and other core skills are used during the process.
Socializing with other kids in a common pursuit of sustenance fosters cooperation in a way that doesn’t put a lot of pressure on them. Classes end with some type of tasting/meal, where kids and parents enjoy the bounty of the children’s efforts.
Our children’s cooking programs are set according to the school schedules in your area so that classes are available when kids are out of school ie weekends and PA days. Summertime learning can be particularly productive since kids are able to report daily. This is a very innovative class and allows students to see their efforts and skills blossom in just a week.