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Kids’ Test Kitchen is on a mission . . .
to inspire healthy eaters by providing young students the opportunity to cook, taste, and then teach their families about nutrient-dense foods.
Aspiring chefs meet for a series of classes, after school, and work as a team to prepare fun snacks, entrées, and side items whose key ingredients are known to be really healthy for us! Some of the ingredients we’ve cooked with include Swiss chard, avocado, bananas, artichokes, spaghetti squash, watermelon, and more. Give us a room full of hungry students and you’ll be amazed by their enthusiasm!
KTK sessions are typically offered through local schools or recreation departments.
The original idea for Kids’ Test Kitchen . . .
was born in the Spring of 2013. Operating under a different name, we started with a class or two through the Reading Public Schools, and then Lynnfield Community Schools. The response was surprisingly positive. Kids were eating new foods, parents were psyched, and session hosts wanted more!
Early in 2016, we formed an LLC and updated the name to Kids’ Test Kitchen. We gathered talented individuals to facilitate Kids’ Test Kitchen classes and have added to our client list.
Currently, Kids’ Test Kitchen is building a reputation in more than 65 schools and recreation departments. Classes fill up fast and host schools and organizations are calling Kids’ Test Kitchen their most popular offering!
SPRING SESSION: Wednesdays, March 17 - April 21, 2021 from 5:00 pm
ON THE MENU:
Our lessons are suitable for students of nearly any age. We are actually cooking, though, so younger students may need some help from a "sous chef" from time to time. In our experience, students 2nd grade and up have the attention and manual dexterity required to complete most lessons independently.
- Summer Menu: Mexican Quinoa Bowl with Creamy AvoLive Dressing, Stone fruit & Herb
Flatbread, Pan-Frazzled Pineapple & Ice Cream, Edamame Salad, and more!
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Students have our undivided attention as we explore new or familiar foods in their raw, unmanipulated state. Then we'll work together, virtually, (via Zoom), to slice, dice, peel, measure, and cook until we have each prepared the finished dish.
Participants learn about food safety, basic hygiene, and the responsibilities that come with working in the kitchen - like careful use of equipment and clean up!
We are on a mission to get young eaters cooking, tasting, and thinking about healthy ingredients! Let's continue to redefine kid food; VIRTUALLY!
COURSE MATERIALS INCLUDE:
Recipes and lists are published 6 days prior to each class.
- Shopping lists and equipment needs (provided through the use of our parent platform. They'll need to create an account to access this info. The link to do so will be sent to registered users at least a week before the first class.)
- Pre-class prep instructions (as necessary)
- Zoom link