Cultivating Cooks


Calling all aspiring teen chefs! Chef Andrea Roelen leads this creative program for young people ages 8 to 16 that conveys basic culinary skills and the how-to’s of tasty, seasonal ingredients through the creativity of cooking. Students work in teams as they gain culinary experience and develop confidence in their own cooking abilities.


Budding Chefs

Chef Roelen covers all the basics, including kitchen safety, culinary equipment, knife skills, and some foundational preparation techniques. She infuses the course with topics like: how unprocessed foods sustain life; food preservation techniques; using energy efficient alternative cooking methods; and how to find and select locally-grown ingredients. The final class concludes with preparing an un-rehearsed meal in an Iron Chef-style challenge.

The Cultivating Cooks 101, 201, and 301 series can be enjoyed as an entire series at one time, or as individual classes that best suite your budding chef’s culinary needs. The next series will kick off in early Spring 2017.

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