Cultivating Cooks Youth Class: Cooking Crash Course

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Cultivating Cooks Youth Class: Cooking Crash Course

  • date: October 13, 2018
  • time: 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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  • Become a wizard in the kitchen with this 3-part crash course! You’ll learn how to turn whole, seasonal ingredients into tasty dishes not with magic but with knife, stove top cooking, and baking skills. Chefs Alice and Erica will show you just how fun it can be to master this magical and tasty craft! We’ll be whipping up so many classic dishes, but for now we’ll just name a few… prepare to cook and eat: crepes, potato leek bisque with fresh croutons, falafel, creative vinaigrettes and salads, sweet and savory pies, and much more! Using local ingredients sourced by 21 Acres, students will gain the practical skills necessary to cast delicious spells. This class is intended for kids ages 7-12.

    Class prices include a meal. Accommodations for dietary restrictions upon request.

    Series takes place over the course of three Saturdays: October 13th, 20th, and 27th from noon to 2:30pm.

    Difficulty Level: 1 fork; open to participants of all skill levels.

    Skills Taught in this Series Include:
    Knife Skills
         – Safe knife handling
         – Cuts (thin slice, dice, mince, cube, matchstick)
         – Oven safety and handling
         – Introduction to pastries and doughs
         – Roasting vegetables and meats
    Stove Top Cooking
         – Stove top cooking safety
         – Sauteeing
         – Shallow frying
         – Braising
    Cooking Skills
         – Mise en place
         – Reading recipes
         – Time management
         – Tasting and adjusting
         – Using kitchen tools
         – Kitchen etiquette
         – Cleaning

    Instructors: Alice Carli & Erica Weisman of Seattle Cucina Cooking School

    Co-founders of the Seattle Cucina Cooking School, Alice and Erica, teach in local schools, community centers and after-school programs in the greater Seattle Area. They lead creative, hands-on classes to improve students’ nutrition, how they relate to their families and community, and how they participate in sustainable food systems. They joined 21 Acres’ culinary program in 2018.

    Alice received her public health degree from the University of Washington and is interested in the intersection of cooking, nutrition, and childhood development. She’s been an avid cook for the past 10 years, especially for friends and family!

    Until recently, Erica worked as a professional cook, most recently at the James Beard Award-nominated restaurant, Canlis. She also managed a food cooperative and loves cooking with fellow devotees to bring the greater Seattle community delicious, wholesome food.

    To register, make your selection from one of the choices in the registration box.

    Learn more about 21 Acres’ cancellation and refund policy.