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PCC Kids Cook
From age two to teens, it's always the right time to welcome kids into the kitchen!
For ages 7 to 12, accompanied by one adult guest. Beware of yummy weather in this class designed especially for gluten-free kids, but fun for anyone! We’ll revisit the classic book as we learn how to make meatballs and spaghetti sauce from scratch and gluten-free pasta cooked to perfection. Then get ready for a storm of Berry Pie with a cloud of dairy-free whipped cream. After all of the precipitation settles, jump in for the best part — the feast afterwards! A bonus Banana and Chocolate Chip Pancake recipe is not in the day’s forecast, but will be included to try at home. Meat optional; no dairy, eggs, or gluten. Class price includes one child and one adult guest.
For ages 2 to 3, accompanied by one adult guest. The beloved “Very Hungry Caterpillar” book will be our launch point for this class sure to delight. Children will practice their cutting, chopping and chomping skills as they create an artistic Very Hungry Caterpillar tableau with food. They’ll have fun rolling out dough to make Butterfly and Flower Cookies. Finally they’ll roll a yummy “Caterpillar in a Cocoon.” Vegetarian with dairy and eggs. Class price includes one child and one adult helper.
For ages 2 to 3, accompanied by one adult guest. There’s always something to celebrate — birthdays, special days or just the joy of being a pre-schooler! Join in for a pastry-making party. We’ll work together to prepare the cake batter and then each child will decorate their own sure-to-be-adorable mini-cake. Vegetarian with dairy and eggs. Class price includes one child and one adult helper.
For ages 4 to 6, accompanied by one adult guest. One of the best things about fresh fruits and vegetables 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 Colorful Edible Art; Pasta Primavera with Spring Vegetables; and Mini Carrot Cakes. Plus, we’ll play a fun produce guessing game. Vegetarian with dairy and eggs. Class price includes one child and one adult guest.
For ages 4 to 6, accompanied by one adult guest. Help us bring back the sun and warm up your belly after a long gray winter! We will knead, shape and bake a delicious bread shaped like the sun and sure to brighten the kitchen. While the bread is baking, we will make a simple Strawberry Rhubarb compote and some Spiced Butters to spread on top of our warm Sunbread. Everyone will get to take home some dough so that your house can be sunny, too! Vegetarian with dairy and eggs. Class price includes one child and one adult guest.
For ages 4 to 6, accompanied by one adult guest. Kids will practice measuring and mixing to help prepare a basic cupcake batter. While one batch of cupcakes is baking, they’ll get right to decorating another batch. Choose from a variety of toppings to make all sorts of cupcake creations — puppies, flowers, owls and lambs. So much cute, you can hardly stand it! Vegetarian with dairy and eggs. Class price includes one child and one adult guest.
For ages 7 to 9, accompanied by one adult guest. Get ready for family breakfast on the weekends with three great recipes. We’ll measure, mix and flip our way to a delicious meal as we work in small groups to make German Pancakes with Lemon and Powdered Sugar; Classic Buttermilk Pancakes with a Fruity Topping Bar; and a warm Zucchini Frittata. It will be so much fun, you’ll want breakfast for dinner, too! Vegetarian with dairy and eggs. Class price includes one child and one adult guest.
For ages 7 to 9; kids only. Homemade dips with crackers, chips, veggies and fruit are a delicious, easy way to make an exciting snack or meal. We’ll have fun rolling out some tasty Homemade Crackers, fun to personalize with your own seasonings. On to the dips, as we make a Mexican Layered Dip with Beans and Fresh Guacamole; a Classic Dill Dip perfect for dipping our crackers into; and a Creamy Cheese Fondue for bread dipping. We’ll finish our “Big Dipper” day with a Sweet Apple Dip that’s sure to please! Vegetarian with dairy; no eggs.
For ages 10 to 12; kids only. Our delicious investigation of baking science continues with a new round of recipes. We'll learn about egg whites by whipping up an ethereal chocolate version of the soft meringue dessert known as Dacquoise, then pick up some techniques and tips for working with chocolate as we make a Ganache Filling to go with it. Next, we'll explore the ratios hiding in some of our favorite recipes and turn to Brownies to answer the age-old question of which tastes better: the cakey or the fudgy ones? Vegetarian with dairy and eggs.
For ages 10 to 12, accompanied by one adult guest. Jump into spring by preparing an easy but impressive family meal celebrating seasonal ingredients! Work in small groups to create beautiful Savory Spring Tarts; and Salad with Buttermilk Ranch Dressing. We will top off our lovely meal with a delicious Sweet Strawberry Rhubarb Slump. Vegetarian with dairy and eggs. Class price includes one child and one adult guest.
For ages 13 and up, accompanied by one adult guest. Learn how to make a completely delightful and elegant meal to recreate for guests at home. We’ll work in small teams to prepare an impressive menu, including a colorful Northwest Salmon and Leek Chowder; Phyllo-wrapped Roasted Vegetables; Tangy Carrot and Pineapple Salad; and Hand-dipped Chocolate Strawberries. With meat (bacon), seafood and dairy; no eggs. Class price includes one teen and one adult guest.
Age 13 and up; teens only. Become the baking expert at your house! Learn the secrets to making tender and flaky scones and biscuits, fabulous muffins and fruit Danishes using puff pastry. You’ll learn about flours, mixing techniques, how to handle puff pastry and how to get the perfect bake. Work with your teammates to create Sweet Cream Scones; Buttermilk Biscuits; Morning Glory Muffins; and Seasonal Fruit Danish. You’ll leave class with your just-baked breakfast treats and lots of information to create them at home. Vegetarian with dairy and eggs.