Monday, December 19, 2016

Welcome! Take a sneak peak In the Kitchens.


Here are few snapshots of an In the Kitchens cooking experience.  
Hope you enjoy seeing the kids in action!



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Building confidence when learning to cut with a kid friendly knife.
Teamwork grating apples - a great way to get vitamins and nutrients into a recipe.




Making muffins from scratch - it's fun and easy!
Getting messy, but you always need flour to knead dough!

Rolling homemade pasta
Which is better store bought noodles or homemade?
French cuisine - homemade crepes


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Birthday Parties

Happy Birthday!  
We know your child's birthday is a very special occasion.  
We look forward to being a big part of their day.

We provide several different birthday packages:
All parties will be 2 hours.
Packages include an apron for the birthday child decorated by their friends, chef hats to design for each child, recipe cards, plates, napkins, and juice boxes or water.
 

           Sweet Treats

 The birthday child and friends will follow our special cupcake recipe.  They will make homemade frosting and choose from a variety of toppings to add to their decadent treat.
$200  (8 children, $10 for each additional child)

                                    Cupcake Choices:                                   
Vanilla
Chocolate

Frosting choices:
Vanilla
Chocolate
Strawberry 

Pizza Party
The birthday child and friends will get their hands dirty when they make pizza dough and sauce from scratch.They will have several choices of toppings to make their pizza complete.
They will enjoy fresh veggies and whip up a delicious homemade dip.
$250 (8 children, $10 for each additional child)

 

It's a Fiesta
Homemade guacamole, pita chips, and taco cups, Ole!  The children will mix, tear, bake, and create their own taco seasoning blend to make this scrumptious Mexican meal.    
$250 (8 children, $10 for each additional child)

 

Afternoon Tea Party
Afternoon tea is a sophisticated way to celebrate your child's special day.  The party will be filled with delightful treats such as scones, a variety of tea sandwiches, and specialized drinks served on delicate china.
$275 (8 children, $10 for each additional child)

Scone Choices: 
(choose 1)
Lemon
Blueberry
Chocolate Chip
Cranberry and White Chocolate

Tea Sandwich Choices: 
(choose 2)
Peanut Butter and Banana (no peanut allergies)
Egg Salad
Smoked Turkey and Apple
Strawberry and Cream Cheese
Chocolate Raspberry

Drink Choices:
(choose 1)
Sweet Tea
Lemonade
Sparkling Cider


Homemade Pasta
In the Kitchens will bring a taste of Italy into your home by making pasta like a true Italian.  Your birthday child and friends will work together to make the dough and press and cut the noodles. They will make a sauce, salad, and bread to accompany their fresh noodles.
 $300 (8 children, $10 for each additional child)

Book your party now!
inthekitchensus@gmail.com


Cooking Club

You gather the people and we will come to you and teach a cooking class!  It is a fun activity for work, school, and neighborhood friends to experience cooking as well as learn basic cooking skills and techniques.  In the Kitchens prides itself on being able to customize our workshops to fit the needs of its customers.  Don't hesitate to let us know how we can best adapt these workshops to fit your needs. 

Our current offerings for the Cooking Club workshop classes:

Skillet Chicken and Noodles
Turkey Meatloaf and Vegetables
Chicken and Dumplings
Ravioli
Soup with breadsticks
Pancake Palooza
Wacky Waffles
Eggcellent Eggs
Panninis


Price: $30 per child (6 child min.) - 1.5 hours
Price: $40 per adult (8 adult min.) - 1.5 hours

inthekitchensus@gmail.com

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Winter Session Menu


                                                                                   

Our winter session just began today!  We had fun cooking two different kinds of chili and cornbread.  Perfect foods for a cool day!  We will have our next two classes on Saturday November 19th and December 3rd from 10:00-12:00 for our seasoned chefs (ages 6-10).  Our top chef class (ages 11-18) will be on November 15th, November 29th, and December 6th from 4:40-6:40.  We hope to see you here!
Chili














































































































Spaghetti Squash
Butternut Squash

Holiday cookies

White chocolate cherry bark






Saturday, September 24, 2016

October Cooking Club Menu!

The weather is cooling off and autumn is upon us.  Come join us for some fall time cooking!  Pumpkin, corn, and apple will be our ingredients we use in our recipes this month.  The classes this session will be on October 1, 8, and 15 for our seasoned chefs class (ages 6-10).  The classes for our top chefs (ages 11-18) will be on October 4, 11, and 25.

Fast Kid-Friendly Recipes Fast Kid-Friendly Recipes
Corn Cakes with Salsa and Popcorn Balls


Fast Kid-Friendly Recipes
 Apple Bacon Pita and Carmel Apples with Candy Toppings


 
Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls and Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
 

Friday, August 19, 2016

How Kids Can Cut Fruits and Vegetables Safely

We saw this last week on Facebook and thought it was such a great way to keep kid fingers safe when cutting with a sharp knife.  We will be surely trying this in The Kids' Kitchen!  Let us know if you try it and what you think.




Safe Cutting

 

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

How Do Cooking Classes Benefit My Child?



In the Kitchens started one spring evening when we wanted our own children to be part of a cooking class.  At the time there were such limited opportunities for our children to take a cooking class, that we decided to start our own cooking classes! We taught our kids skills like measuring, nutritional requirements, creativity, kitchen safety skills, and most importantly encouraging life long healthy eating habits.
These articles discuss the impact and benefits that learning how to cook has on our elementary to teenage children.  They represent some of the foundational elements that In the Kitchens has long held.

Benefits of Learning to Cook

Cooking With Kids

September's Cooking Club Menu - Breakfast Palooza

Take a sneak peak...
We will make many different breakfast foods that are loved by both kids and adults - waffles, muffins, and pancakes!  Bring your tastebuds and join us in the kitchen!

September 10th 
Chicken and waffles
Banana cinnamon waffles
Cranberry orange waffles



September 17th
Spiced pear muffins
Blueberry muffins
Doughnut muffins



September 24th
Lemon pancakes
Red velvet pancakes
Bacon pancakes




Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Kids' Kitchen in Action

Check out our Facebook page to see more of the kids in action!

The Kids' Kitchen


video

2016-2017 Kids' Kitchen Season




Cooking Club Sessions


Mini Cooks (ages 3-5)
Saturdays: 9-10 am
$50 per session or $30 per individual class

Seasoned Cooks (Ages 6-10)
Saturdays: 10:15 am-12:15 pm
$80 per session or $30 per individual class

Top Chefs: (Ages 11-18)
Tuesdays: 4:30-6:30 pm
$95 per session or $35 per individual class

September Session
Saturdays: 10, 17, and 24th
Tuesdays: 13, 20, and 27th

October Session
Saturdays: 1, 8, and 15th
Tuesdays: 4, 11, and 18th

November Session
Saturdays: 5, 12, and 19th
Tuesdays: 8, 15, and 29th

December Session
Saturdays: 3, 10, and 17th
Tuesdays: 6, 13, and 20th 

We hope to see you in the kitchen! 


Email us at: ajkidskitchen@gmail.com 



The Kids' Kitchen Cooking Club

You may wonder what your child is doing In the Kitchens after you drop them off.  This is what to expect in a busy, but fun In the Kitchens class!  

Introduction:
Students will share their cooking experiences from the week.  Teachers will discuss ingredients, cooking utensils, and cooking techniques or vocabulary.  We wash our hands, get our aprons on, and head to the kitchen!

Cook Time:
We will read the recipe together and clarify any misunderstandings about the ingredients or directions. We will model techniques and guide the kids as necessary.  As we are monitoring we will redirect students when needed.  Children will help to clean dishes and cooking surfaces when they are available and not directly cooking.

Eat:
Children will help to set the table.  We eat together and practice using good table manners.  They will clean up their plates, napkins, and cups.

Closure:
Children will work in their journals or reflect on their cooking experience.  They will write about different topics such as...
Today I learned...
Explain a cooking technique.
Describe a cooking ingredient.
Draw a picture of cooking today.
Opportunities to blog cooking experiences

They will also receive recipes to place in their journals or take home, so that they can prepare the same recipe for their families.