Classes

 SproutChef’s Basic Cooking Class

For Children K-5th grade (all ages work together).

Class Summary: The older chefs pair up with the younger chefs to demonstrate and be sous chefs for each other. Using safe plastic knives, the SproutChefs cut veggies and fruits for a communal meal or dessert to eat at the end of class. With adult supervision, the SproutChefs use safe low-temperature woks, griddles, and slow cookers.  After each class, the SproutChefs should be ready to prepare a simple meal or culinary treat, with minimal adult supervision. 

Cooking Around the World

For Children K-3rd grade (Modified for 3rd-5th grade, without the gnome).

Class Summary: Hjördís (pronounced: yor’ dis) the gnome lives underground and is afraid of anyone who is different from him. He is especially suspicious of unusual food. As he gains the courage to come out of his dark hole, he meets people and tastes their food. To his surprise, he likes many of their unusual culinary concoctions. During this course, Hjördís takes the SproutChefs on a culinary adventure to Mexico, France, Italy, Japan, Korea, Kenya and more. This course is meant to open children’s minds to new and different foods as how to prepare them.

Stone Soup

For Children K-3rd grade (Can be modified for 3rd - 5th grade).

Class Summary: This class is based on the beloved folktale in which hungry strangers convince villagers to contribute a small amount of their food to a communal pot. In the beginning, everyone is reluctant to share, but together they end up creating a delicious soup. The shared soup transforms the village into a nourished, healthy and happy community.  Cultures throughout the world have their own version of the same tale.  Each week the children will hear a different version of the same tale and create a soup to reflect the story.  For Halloween, they will make Bone Soup.  During the holidays they will make hungry soup to create an awareness of those who may not have food during the holidays.  For the last class, the SproutChefs (as a community) will create their own stone soup recipe, make it and share it.  This is a great fall class.  Most of the soups are great for winter evenings. 

Pies, Cakes, Cookies and More

For Children K-5th grade (all ages work together).

Class Summary: The older chefs pair up with the younger chefs to demonstrate and be sous chefs for each other. That way, the youngest chefs get one-on-one attention from someone that can read and teach them to measure and follow directions. Together they will eat or take home a different Sprout size dessert each week. Some classes are combined with children’s literature involving a recipe. Creativity is encouraged with recipes and storytelling.

Lisa also does SproutChef birthday parties

Prices vary depending on extras, but the starting price is $25 a child with a minimum of eight children. This includes the birthday cake and drinks.  Each child will go home with a boxed cake they iced and decorated themselves.        

 

Winter Classes 

Creating Art with Food K-5  Wednesdays, Jan 15 - Feb 26, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

This is a Wayne Thiebaud inspired cooking class. Thiebaud is an American painter best known for his still lifes of edible treats. Each week the students will study a Wayne Thiebaud painting, making their own convection and then draw it using a mix of mediums. Each week the Sprout Chefs will take home something to eat and something to hang on the wall.

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Middle-Schooler's Cooking and Super Club

Fridays, Jan 10 - Mar 6, 5:00 -6:30 p.m.

This class is designed for young foodies or those interested in learning more about food. For the first Friday, the participants will be given ingredients and recipes to make dinner and eat together in class, as well as clean up afterward. Before they leave each week, they will plan dinner for the next Friday. All ingredients and supplies will be provided. The participants' families will be invited to the final dinner. The young chefs will work together and learn from each other, with gentle guidance from the instructor. Open conversation, idea sharing, and experimentation are important aspects of the program. This is a relaxing, nourishing and fun way to end a busy school week and start the weekend! 

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Telephone:  214-282-9931

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