MONDAYs: May 27, June 3, 10 & 17 | 4-5:30-pm | Kids 7-14
Chef JR is a four-week cooking workshop for kids between the ages of 7-14. These workshops will equip your child with the fundamental basics of cooking which will inspire them to start cooking and baking on their own at home. Along with learning about culinary techniques, our young chefs will learn about hygiene and safety in the kitchen. At the end of every workshop, our young chefs will be returning home with a few treats to share and will receive an online recipe book at the end of the four week course. Kids will leave the course with a sense of pride surrounding their culinary accomplishments along with accumulating many valuable transferable skills such as teamwork, organization, planning and problem solving.
MON MAY 27 — Cheddar Scones
Scones can be sweet or savoury, but we will be making a savoury cheese version for this workshop. Scones are a great entry-level recipe for baking since it teaches you various techniques such as: exact measurements, mixing dry and wet ingredients separately, cutting in the fat, etc.
MON JUN 3 — Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Holes
Once you master a doughnut recipe, there are countless variations that you can start experimenting with at home! Our young chefs will once again practice measuring out ingredients, mixing dry and wet ingredients separately, and stovetop safety protocols.
MON JUN 10 — Potsticker Dumplings
Dumplings are a wonderful dish that are loved by cultures all over the world. You can make many at a time and then freeze them for later use. Our young chefs will learn about various ways to stuff and shape Chinese-style potsticker dumplings, and various ways to cook them. Lastly, we will learn how to make an accompanying dipping sauce.
**Please contact us by email after registering if your child does not eat pork so that we can buy vegetarian ingredients for the potstickers**
MON JUN 17 — Strawberry Shortcake
Celebrate fresh local summer fruits with this quintessential dessert. Our chefs will transfer some of the skills they learned with the scones to make their buttermilk biscuits. We also will be strengthening our arm muscles by hand-whipping our whipped cream!
$125 +HST for all 4 classes
Charlotte Moffatt is an Ontario College of Teachers-certified educator who spent the last five years teaching, travelling the world and discovering new cuisines. While teaching in Colombia, she integrated food education into the fourth grade science and math curriculum and felt a deep sense of reward watching her students’ excitement and motivation to learn how to cook. Determined to spend more time teaching culinary skills, Charlotte spent the entire summer running a culinary camp as head chef.
Every week, The Depanneur invites TO’s best culinary talents to lead fun, hands-on workshops.
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