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 $25, kids ages 3 to 18 get two cooking classes at Young Chefs Academy in McMurray (a $50 value).
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 classes for the kindercooks and junior chefs, combining nutritional meals with basic food-prep skills that teach how to correctly follow a recipe to edible fruition. Senior chefs are offered advanced classes that dig deeper into kitchen secrets and hone specific skills and techniques that expand the parameters of cooking creativity.
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.
Young Chefs Academy
Young Chefs Academy's chefs, teachers, and nutritional experts introduce youngsters to basic culinary skills, pairing creative cooking with lessons in kitchen safety and etiquette. Classes follow themes, such as Chill and Grill or Take Me Out to the Ballgame, and teach kids how to cook dishes that fall within that theme. Kindercooks classes gear recipes and nutrition lessons toward preschool attention spans, while Junior Chefs and Senior Chefs sessions gradually introduce more well-rounded, in-depth techniques and concepts. Along with classes, Young Chefs Academy passes its culinary passion onto kids during parties, camps, field trips, and lemonade-stand budget meetings.