Youth Culinary Classes for 2018-2019!
Registration through Westport Parks & Rec opens in mid to late August, which is close to the start date for fall culinary sessions. To secure your child's space, please send us a note with your child's name/age/program name so we can alert you when the registration portal is available and will allow us to save your child a spot. firstname.lastname@example.org
Kids' Farm-to-table 101
Sessions 1,3,4 -$350 ( 8 classes include materials & food fees)Session 2- $310 ( 7 classes include materials & food fees)
Join us as we pick late-season bounty, such as organic vegetables and herbs from our gardens, and then learn how to cook with the flavors of early fall. Recipes will include favorites like Homemade Herbed Pasta with Burst Cherry Tomato Sauce, Refrigerator Pickles and Pickled Veggies, Tomato Pie, and Chocolate-Zucchini Cupcakes. While learning new recipes and having fun, we will develop lifelong culinary skills, including knife-handling and using a variety of kitchen appliances and gadgets. We will leave the 8-week session feeling more seasonally aware and more confident in the kitchen. And, of course, eating what we cook is always part of the fun!No Classes 11/6, 12/25, 1/19 and 4/16
|Tuesday||September 4- October 23||TBD|
|Tuesday||October 30- December 18||TBD|
|Tuesday||January 8- March 5||TBD|
|Tuesday||March 12- May 7||TBD|
Cooking Around The Globe
Session 1-$350 (8 Classes include materials & food fees)Session 2-$275 (6 Classes include materials & food fees) Session 3-$315 (7 Classes include materials & food fees)
Get your passports ready! Sharpen those knives and let’s get excited to journey around the world in 60 days! Our Fall class will harvest seasonal crops from the garden to create culinary creations like savory Persian Rice Cakes, Thai Chicken Meatball Curry with Coconut Rice, Vietnamese Shrimp Rolls, Roasted Chicken with Tomatillo Sauce and Chocotorta (Argentinian Dulce de Leche Cake)…to name just a few! Join us in our new state-of-the-art kitchen, as we cover cooking techniques, such as basic knife skills, Mise en Place (recipe set-up), and kitchen etiquette. Of course, tasting our way through different cultures is all part of the fun!
We will end our series with a Chopped-style chef’s competition, featuring a guest panel of judges, where students will compete to prepare their best dish. Let the food journey begin!
No Classes 9/19, 11/21 and 2/20
|Wednesday||November 7- December 19||TBD|
|Wednesday||January 9- February 27||TBD|
Chocolate Easter Egg Decorating
Ages 8 & Up
$20 per person includes 6 mini eggs and 1 medium egg
Join us for a Chocolate Easter Egg Decorating Class with Aarti of Le Rouge Chocolates at Wakeman Town Farm. All you need is enthusiasm and you will walk away with handmade and handpainted eggs, just in time for Easter! You will paint 6 mini eggs and 1 medium egg. Other items available to purchase separately.
Cool Ice Creams and Desserts
Four-class series: $260 per student Grades 1-5
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Do your kids love ice cream? Have them come learn to make it from scratch with Chef Mia in this four-class series. We will be making it in an ice cream maker and will also learn to make homemade sorbet, tuille cookies, and sauces. If you are lucky, they will make it for you at home!
Week 1: Making Ice Cream in Zoku Makers
Week 2: Making Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce
Week 3: Making Lemon Sorbet and Tuille Cookies
Week 4: Making Vanilla Ice Cream and Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches