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 youths of today, who are the former children of tomorrow: for $30, kids aged 3–17 get two cooking classes at Young Chefs Academy (a $60 value). This Groupon is valid for the following classes:
- Kinder Cook (ages 3–5), scheduled on:
- Tuesday from 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.<p>
- Jr. Chef (ages 6–12), scheduled on:
- Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
- Thursday from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.<p>
- Teen Chef (ages 12–17), scheduled on:
- Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.<p>
Young Chefs Academy provides a fun, safe, and motivating environment for kids to become acquainted with the art of food and food presentation. 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 programs 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. Parents are encouraged to check the schedule for upcoming class topics and reserve a class at least one week in advance.
Young Chefs Academy
"If you make it, you will taste it" is the motto founder Julie Fabing Burleson (http://gr.pn/yCWj1v) envisioned when she created Young Chefs Academy. In addition to giving youngsters hands-on exposure to culinary techniques, kitchen safety, eating etiquette, and table setting, the academy's philosophy ensures that kids like 10-year-old former veggie-hater Camille gain an appreciation for healthy homemade cuisine. With centers in more than 10 states, Young Chefs Academy enriches growing minds with engaging cooking classes, camps, and birthday parties that impart valuable life skills, such as self-reliance and how to trick a younger sibling into doing the dishes.