Intermediate Kitchen

Is your child comfortable in the kitchen and ready for a new challenge? Intermediate Kitchen is the perfect place for young chefs with cooking experience who are looking to take their skills to the next level!

Prerequisites: Participants should be comfortable using common kitchen utensils and be capable of stove-top and oven cooking with support and supervision. 

 

Age groups

4th-8th grade, 9th-12th grade

Safety

Provides refresher of kitchen safety protocol including knives, heat, and foodborne illnesses.

  • 4th-8th grade: Students will be required to use cut-safe gloves until they can demonstrate mastery of basic cutting and safety skills. Heat sources will be introduced under supervision and students will work towards independent use.

  • 9-12th grade: Students will be offered cut-safe gloves to use at their discretion or upon our request. Heat sources will be used independently with permission and support from instructors.  

Techniques & Skills

Helps students master fundamental skills while exposing them to more advanced techniques such as broiling, blanching, and stuffing. Participants will practice reading complex recipes with sequential and concurrent steps. Emphasis is on developing independence in the kitchen.

Recipes & Ingredients

Recipes are selected to present a challenge to the skills and palates of students. Ingredients are diverse and may require intricate preparations.  

EDUCATIONAL CURRICULUM

We use cooking as a tool to explore a variety of important topics relating to food. These include the social, cultural, and environmental impacts of food, food systems, and healthy eating. Intermediate classes provide an in depth exploration of one or more of these topics in an engaging and age-appropriate manner. See details during registration for specifics, and check out our Curriculum page for more information on all educational content.


Intermediate Exploration

Want to help your child expand their palate and take their cooking skills to the next level? Intermediate Exploration is perfect for cooks with experience in the kitchen and a taste for adventure! Students will be exposed to exciting flavors and ingredients while advancing their cooking skills. Be warned, we have a ‘no yuck’ rule!

Prerequisites: Participants should be comfortable using common kitchen utensils and be capable of stove-top and oven cooking with support and supervision. Please come with an open mind and a willingness to try everything, barring food allergies and religious/moral exceptions. Some classes include guest chefs and/or field trips, see description during registration for details.

Age groups

4th-8th grade, 9th-12th grade

Safety

Provides refresher of kitchen safety protocol including knives, heat, and foodborne illnesses.

  • 4th-8th grade: Students will be required to use cut-safe gloves until they can demonstrate mastery of basic cutting and safety skills. Heat sources will be introduced under supervision and students will work towards independent use.

  • 9-12th grade: Students will be offered cut-safe gloves to use at their discretion or upon our request. Heat sources will be used independently with permission and support from instructors.  

Techniques & Skills

Helps students master fundamental skills while exposing them to more advanced techniques such as broiling, blanching, and stuffing. Provides an exploration of culturally diverse foods and cooking practices to explore novel flavor combinations and uncommon ingredients. Students will practice reading complex recipes with sequential and concurrent steps. Emphasis is on developing independence in the kitchen.

Recipes & Ingredients

Exploration classes focus on bringing less common ingredients into the kitchen and teaching students to prepare them in traditional or innovative, but always delicious, ways. Some dishes focus on cultural exploration such as traditional Indian cuisine, or Polish pickling techniques, while other dishes center on key ingredients like duck, cow tongue, escargot, cassava, geoduck, or even frog legs! 

Health & Sustainability

All our classes include content on the topics of nutrition and environmental sustainability, and an emphasis on active reflection throughout the cooking and eating process. However, the goal of the class is cultural exploration through exposure to ingredients and flavors that challenge students palates and expand their understanding of food, and not a focus on health and environmental sustainability.


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