The seeds of chefhood blossom from the very first dashes of salt and cinnamon that grace a child's suppertime lima beans. Today's Groupon encourages the culinary spirit in the youth of today, who are the former children of tomorrow: for $14, kids ages 4 to 17 get one cooking class at Young Chefs Academy in Westminster. Children can explore the flavor profiles inspired by their inner chef through interactive kitchen education that bypasses 80-watt-light-bulb baking. Young Chefs Academy provides a fun, safe, and motivating environment for kids to become acquainted with the art of food and food presentation. You can also apply the value of this Groupon toward summer camp or parties.
Engaging chef instructors instill lessons of kitchen etiquette and safety in youngsters growing up in a world full of laser can-openers and sharp pasta rakes, giving children a capable handle on their surroundings as they journey into the land of food. Classes educate a variety of age groups, with specially catered classes for the kindergarten elite and junior line cooks, combining nutritional meals with basic food-prep skills that teach how to correctly follow a recipe to edible fruition. Senior flambéists are offered advanced classes that dig deeper into kitchen secrets and hone specific skills and techniques that expand the parameters of cooking creativity. Most classes last 90 minutes. The lessons learned from early cuisine classes spark a valuable communion between a child and a stove. Imaginations stretch as they contemplate the infinite possibilities that exist among ingredients, spices, and food presentations so astute they beg to be stapled to the refrigerator door.
- "We use fresh ingredients; everything's from scratch," says [co-owner] Eric Frantz. "The kids get to eat what they make, and they take home the recipes." – Kristen Browning-Blas, Denver Post
- You pick from one of a handful of themes (pasta and pizza are the most popular for young kids). Budding apron-clad chefs make all the food from scratch and then dig in! You bring the cake. – Karen Cicero, Parents.com
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10445 Town Center Dr.
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