About this Business
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Turnip the Beet gives kids a chance to run the kitchen for once—without the cleanup that would endanger such endeavors at home. In hands-on courses designed for ages 3–16, friendly chef-instructors help children explore cooking, nutrition, and the joys of food in a fully outfitted kitchen studio. Students have fun socializing with peers, experience pride in their creations, and travel a path toward self-sufficiency.
- Culinary Arts Lessons: These seven-week courses meet once a week for two hours. About 4–6 kids progress through the basics, such as safely handling knives and appliances, to begin learning recipes and how ingredients interact.
- Pastry Lessons: These seven-week courses also meet once a week for two hours. About 4 students practice fundamental baking techniques and learn the science behind rising dough, gluten structures, and the many uses of eggs. Topics include classic French pastries, bread making, and cake decorating.
- Group Classes: These one-off classes generally last about two hours. They range from culinary basics, such as the chef classics and Poultry 101, to more specialized lessons, like from-scratch pasta making, farm-to-table produce, and sushi prep.
Turnip the Beet has also developed themed summer camps, family cooking classes, and parents' nights out, during which kids watch a movie and make a meal while their parents enjoy themselves elsewhere.