With school out for half term, how do you manage to keep the kids entertained and get a healthy home-cooked dinner on the table as well? One option could be to have the kids do the cooking.
Maureen Cubbon, wellness coordinator at Fitness Connection, has teamed up with kitchen store Bon Vivant to offer a four day Kids Culinary Camp this half term, where they will be kept busy learning all about the food we eat, where it comes from and how to prepare tasty, nutritious meals.
The course runs from Tuesday, 23 October, to Friday, 26 October, with two sessions for different age groups each day: the first session, from 12.30pm to 2pm, will be geared to 4- to 6-year-olds and the second session from 3 to 4.30pm will be for 7- to 12-year-olds.
Kids will learn some basic kitchen skills and safety and, more importantly, they’ll learn how to make a different dish each day.
“We want to make things easy and healthy, using as many local products as possible and learning that it is important to know where your food comes from, and to learn how to eat in a mindful and healthful way,” says Maureen.
Day one will focus on pasta and children will not only make sauces from scratch but will also have a go at making some pasta to take home.
Kids will be visiting the Farmers’ Market on day two, shopping for fresh ingredients and then using them to cook something they can share with the family; includes a take home mini garden.
It’s baking day on the third day and youngsters will be learning to mix and mash their own sweet – but healthy – treats.
It all comes together on the final day when kids will dice, slice and cook up a delicious Appie Hour menu to show off their new skills.
Classes are limited to 10 students per session.
Call Bon Vivant at 623-COOK (2665) to reserve your space.