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After School Culinary Basics Bootcamp for Tweens


  • Teaching Table 475 Sterling Place Brooklyn NY (map)

Teaching Table's series exclusively for junior chefs ages 10 to 14 who have a passion for cooking and want to develop their culinary independence. In this 8-session after school series, participants will learn the following culinary basics:

  • Knife skills

  • Kitchen safety and sanitation

  • Roasting & Braising

  • Sautéing & Pan-frying

  • Seasoning and Flavor Development

  • Soups & Stews

  • Cooking Grains

  • Sauces

  • Baking & Dessert

  • Eggs

  • Menu planning & improvisational cooking

  • Seasonality of ingredients

  • Time Management

Specific menu items will be collaboratively determined by the instructor and participating students. Just to illustrate, some possibilities might include:

  • Oven Roasted Chicken with Herb Potatoes and Vegetables

  • Baked Cauliflower Macaroni and Cheese

  • Fish en Papillotte

  • Ramen Noodle Bowls

  • Bengali Red Lentil Dal with Spiced Basmati Rice

  • Cheesy Tomato Quiche with Herb Crust

  • Cavatelli with Mushroom Cream Sauce

  • Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe

  • Eggplant Parmesan

  • Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Brownies

  • Pumpkin Bread

Participants commit to all 8 Wednesday afternoons: September 11th - November 6th, 4:00-6:00 pm each week, (no class on October 9th). On November 6th, students invite one family member to come sample the final meal they’ve prepared.

This cohort is intentionally small for personalized learning opportunities. Menus and skill instruction will be tailored to the student’s interests, cooking experience and goals.

Cost is $485 per student, inclusive of all 8 sessions, an apron, all ingredients, recipes and culminating meal for a family member.

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Later Event: September 19
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