Seattle Cucina Cooking School Comes to 21 Acres

Seattle Cucina Cooking School Comes to 21 Acres

  • posted on: April 5, 2018
  • posted by: Eva Jacobson
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Join Alice Carli and Erica Weisman of Seattle Cucina Cooking School at 21 Acres this spring and summer for culinary courses and camps designed to educate and embolden kids in the kitchen! Young chefs, ages 7-17, will gain the ability and confidence to make tasty meals at home, as well as an appreciation of the importance of cooking with local, seasonal ingredients. Whether they attend one or more of these classes, kids will walk away with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to eat in a wholesome, nutritional, and sustainable manner! Class specifics are listed below.

Cooking Crash Course, April 14, ages 8-14

Dive into this crash course, perfect for beginners in the kitchen! In just 3 hours, you’ll learn the fundamentals of knife use, baking, and stove-top cooking. We’ll whip up dishes that highlight the best the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

Eat Like an Italian!, course takes place over 4 Saturdays: April 28, May 5, 12, & 19, ages 7-11

This class is the perfect place for young cooks with minimal experience and a taste for Italian cuisine! Each week we will whip up two recipes from around the Mediterranean while highlighting seasonal foods and fundamental cooking skills. Eat like an Italian while never leaving the Pacific Northwest!

Design Your Own Dish — A Two-Part Creative Workshop, offered twice: once on June 2 & June 9 and once on August 7 & August 9, ages 12-17

Unleash your creativity in a class all about designing your own unique recipe. Participants will be provided with various seasonal ingredients and will learn the basics of flavor combinations. Start with a small idea or single ingredient and develop it into a full-blown dish!

Let’s Veg Out!, offered twice: once on June 16 and once on June 23, ages 7-11

Join us for a delicious afternoon of all-vegan cuisine! Learn how to prepare exciting vegan dishes using whole produce and grains; it will challenge your cooking skills and your palate! Over the course of one afternoon, we will whip up two recipes that highlight seasonal foods and fundamental cooking skills, allowing kids to leave with the practical skills for cooking vegan meals at home!

World Cooking Camp, offered twice: once from July 16 through July 20 and once from July 23 through July 27, first camp for ages 7-11, second camp for ages 12-17

This camp is perfect for a cook with a taste for world cuisines; it will challenge your cooking skills and your palate! Each day we will whip up two recipes from around the world using locally sourced ingredients. Your taste buds will travel around the world, all while never leaving the Pacific Northwest!

Bread Lab, July 31 & August 2, ages 8-17

Bread is one of the most important foods in the history of humankind. Come learn how to knead, shape, and bake everything from a rustic loaf to fresh naan! This unique, hands-on class will challenge chefs of all levels. Are you bread-y?

All ingredients used in these courses are locally sourced by the 21 Acres Center and intended to highlight the variety of flavor the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Class prices include a meal. Accommodations for dietary restrictions upon request.

 

Seattle Cucina Cooking School leads creative, hands-on classes to improve students’ nutrition, how they relate to their families and community, and how they participate in sustainable food systems. Co-founders, Alice and Erica, teach in local schools, community centers and after-school programs in the greater Seattle Area. Alice received her degree in Public Health from the University of Washington and is interested in the intersection of cooking, nutrition, and childhood development. Erica has worked as a professional cook for the past few years, most recently at the James Beard Award nominated restaurant, Canlis. She has managed a food cooperative and loves working alongside peers to bring the greater Seattle community delicious, wholesome food.

21 Acres is excited to welcome Alice and Erica and looks forward to partnering with them over the coming months as we work together to inspire local youth in the art of cooking food that is not only delicious, but nutritious and sustainable!

For more information about 21 Acres’ course offerings visit the 21 Acres Classes + Events page, call 425-481-1500, or e-mail generalinfo@21acres.org.