We are both big fans of Bernal Cutlery and our friends Josh and Kelly who own the shop. The are passionate about getting kids in the kitchen and have been teaching basic knife skills at our Cooking Summer Camps since we first started. Their class below on March 13th from 10.30 am -1.30 pm for children aged 8-12 is not to be missed.
Children will spend instructional time discussing knife safety and cutting rules, learn how to make simple cuts and prep a recipe. Class fee includes a 6 inch K Sabatier chef knife, carbon steel peeler and a Japanese hinoki cutting board to take home. Their idea of sending your child home with their own knife is intentional in that the conversation and skill building will continue beyond class. They hope to help families make a commitment to forge ways to cook and eat together on a regular basis. The course will also include a simple nutrition lesson; including whole grains, healthy portions and food combinations that make for healthy plates and eating habits. They will also offer tips for parents on how to get kids more engaged in cooking and eating healthy meals. This particular class will be focused on winter greens looking forward to spring!
*Classes will be taught by Kelly Kozak, co-owner of Bernal Cutlery, nutrition educator, a food justice activist and mother of three. Having a big passion for food justice, Kelly works where she can to help with community nutrition education and healthy food access. Kelly was a 2009, 2010, and 2011 recipient for the First Five Family Grant where she worked together with a group of five neighborhood families to execute a kindergarten readiness curriculum based on gardening and nutrition. Her favorite quote is Marion Nestle at a lectern, announcing that if one wanted to be truly radical, then they should teach a kid to cook. Kelly will host this class with various co-teachers to help facilitate new themes and curriculum through-out the season to offer diverse class content with seasonal ingredients.
$60 material fee//includes one classic french chef knife, carbon steel peeler, and a Japanese hinoki cutting board. Materials are good quality and appropriate with a retail value of 118.00
$50 Class fee
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