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PCC Kids Cook
Kids of all ages have fun making their own meals in hands-on classes, working together in groups to learn kitchen skills and techniques appropriate to their age.
For ages 2 to 3, with one adult guest. Let’s use the book, “What does Bunny See?” as our guide to make some fabulous creations in the kitchen. We’ll explore colors as we mix fruit and juice together to create refreshing Rainbow Smoothies. The kids will then construct their own Little Bunny Lunch Houses. (Think gingerbread house, only with healthy snack ingredients.) We’ll get lots of practice chopping as we make beautiful fruit and vegetable “bouquets” to eat. Vegetarian, dairy optional; no eggs. Class price includes one child and one adult helper.
For ages 2 to 3, with one adult guest. We’ll learn some basic cooking skills, using safe and ordinary kitchen tools, as we recreate that famous teddy bear gathering for our own little picnic. Children will work with their adult guest to make Finger Sandwiches, One-Potato Salad and Teddy Bear Cookies. If you like, bring your own Teddy Bear along to join the party! Vegetarian with dairy and eggs. Class price includes one child and one adult helper.
For ages 4 to 6, with one adult guest. Young cooks will prepare a towering pile of nachos, customized to their tastes. We’ll work with all of the classic ingredients — fresh tomatoes, pinto beans, lots of melty queso (cheese) and more to achieve nacho perfection. We’ll complement the nachos by making a batch of guacamole; and we’ll prepare a cool, refreshing fresh Strawberry Agua Fresca to drink. Vegetarian with dairy; no eggs. Class price includes one child and one adult helper.
For ages 4 to 6, with one adult guest. One of the best things about summer produce is the kaleidoscope of colors you can present in beautiful and creative ways. Another, of course is the good nutrition. We’ll combine both as kids work hands-on making artistic Veggie Heads, Mac and Cheese with Roasted Tomatoes, and Summer Berry Crisp with Purple Fluff Topping. Plus, we’ll play a fun produce guessing game. Vegetarian with dairy; no eggs. Class price includes one child and one adult helper.
For ages 4 to 6, with one adult guest. What is a cookbook? How do you measure ingredients? These are essential skills that help us create magic in the kitchen. We’ll learn about these kitchen basics while we work in small groups to create the most delicious Strawberry Shortcake with Whipped Cream. Vegetarian with dairy and eggs. Class price includes one child and one adult helper.
For ages 7 to 9, with one adult guest. Sure to become a favorite at your house, galettes are delicious and lovely, but easy enough to be a fun family project. Kids will work hands-on to create their very own open-faced, pie-like dessert filled with fresh, seasonal fruit. They will also get to choose between making a Fresh Cheesy Tomato Galette or a Savory Summer Squash Galette and taste-test the results. Vegetarian with dairy and eggs. Class price includes one child and one adult guest.
For ages 7 to 9, without adult accompaniment. Celebrate the sunshine and warmer months with recipes that highlight fresh summer berries. We’ll make a savory Spinach and Strawberry Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette, and a warm, crunchy Blueberry Crisp. Then, we’ll wash it all down with a cool glass of Strawberry Lemonade. We'll also prepare a Homemade Raspberry Jam that tastes great on toast and sandwiches. Vegetarian, with dairy options; no eggs.
For ages 10 to 12, without adult accompaniment. Together we’ll prepare a breakfast feast to remember. We’ll start with Homemade Fresh Strawberry Sauce as a topping for our next project: Crispy Cornmeal Waffles, then we’ll create a lovely Spring Vegetable Frittata. We’ll talk about presentation and share ideas on how to beautify our dishes as we make fancy strawberry “roses” for garnish. With these new skills, you can be the chief breakfast maker for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or any family gathering. Vegetarian with dairy and eggs.
For ages 10 to 12, with one adult guest. Everyone loves a good pizza, and you’ll learn from the best as Iole shows you how to make some authentic Italian pizza favorites. You’ll make the dough and then create three types of pizza: Vegetable Pizza with artichokes, red pepper, onion and olive; Pizza Margherita with fresh mozzarella; and Classic Pepperoni. Each child will leave with dough to make a small pizza at home. Vegetarian, with optional meat and dairy; no eggs. Class price includes one child and one adult guest.
For ages 13 and up, with one adult guest. Get ready for a fancy family meal or festive gathering with a Japanese theme, as you roll your own vegetarian sushi and onigiri rice balls. Together, we will consider the Japanese aesthetic of celebrating the transient beauty of nature’s bounty by focusing on presentation as well as technique. We will also make a refreshing Cucumber Salad, exotic Wakame Seaweed Salad, Super Simple Miso Soup, and Daifuku (a small round mochi stuffed with sweet filling). Vegetarian; no dairy, eggs or gluten. Class price includes one child and one adult guest.
For ages 13 and up, without adult accompaniment. Spend a fun evening with Pastry Chef Laurie Pfalzer and become the master of the cookie! With a good arsenal of cookie recipes and the right skills, you will always be ready for parties, study breaks or just to brighten someone’s day. Laurie will cover mixing techniques (both by hand and with a mixer), rolling and shaping tips and baking. In this workshop, small teams will work hands-on to make Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies, Black and White Shortbread Cookies, Coconut Macaroons, and Blondies (Butterscotch Brownies). You’ll leave class with plenty of freshly baked cookies and loads of information to create more cookies on your own. Vegetarian with dairy and eggs.