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.