By age 8, John Stuart Mill had learned Latin and Greek, and had written a political treatise barring those with no knowledge of Latin or Greek from his tree house. Enliven your child's mind with today's Groupon to Gaynor’s School of Cooking. Choose from the following options:
- For $110, you get the Summer Cooking Camp for kids 6–10 years old on June 13–17 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (a $220 value).
- For $110, you get the Summer Cooking Camp for kids 6–10 years old on June 20–24 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (a $220 value).
- For $130, you get the Summer Baking Camp for kids 8–14 years old on June 20–24 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. (a $260 value).
- For $130, you get the Summer Baking Camp for kids 8–14 years old on July 5–9 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. (a $260 value).
- For $138, you get the Summer Cooking Camp for kids 11–14 years old on June 27–July 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (a $275 value).
- For $138, you get the Summer Cooking Camp for kids 11–14 years old on July 5–9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (a $275 value).
- For $175, you get the Teen Fine Cooking I for kids 15–18 years old on July 11–15 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (a $350 value).
Class times may be subject to rescheduling.
Since 1994, chef Gaynor Grant’s school has produced restaurant owners and caterers while remaining accessible to students of all skill levels and interests. Offering a cornucopia of children's cooking camps for the upcoming summer, Gaynor's hands-on approach helps little chefs develop a taste for healthy eats and discover a passion for creating delectable dishes. Youngsters 6–10 years old will whip up a plethora of nutritious dishes during the first week of Cooking Camp, including shepherd's pie, tortilla pinwheels, and baked alaska, and the second week utilizes new savory skills to produce pasta, cheese sauces, and homemade ice cream. Week one of Cooking Camp for kids 11–14 years old focuses on refining tween palates with a spread of simple, kid-friendly meals, including shish kabobs and chicken corn soup. The following week covers a slew of culinary techniques for baking up apple pies, chicken potpies, and four-and-twenty blackbirds sitting in a pie.
Breaking bad habits, such as cooking grilled cheese with irons and loitering after school in Candy Land, teens can expand their gastronomic skills with the Teen Fine Cooking Class. The five-day program is designed to boost the cooking confidence of kids 15–18 years old by instilling them with culinary techniques such as sautéing, grilling, and roasting. The other five-day course, Baking Camp for kids 8–14 years old, opens a door into the sweet universe of pastry making. Students will construct fruit-filled pies and stack gooey cinnamon buns while obtaining arcane knowledge of basic cake baking and decoration.