Sold Out – Sprouting Cooks: Kids Workshop Series
In partnership with Norton Children’s Prevention and Wellness, Louisville Grows kicks off a cooking class series for children 8-14 years old and their parent or guardian. The Sprouting Cooks series is designed to educate kids on healthy eating practices as well as teaching kitchen safety and basic cooking skills. Free and open to the public.
*Registration is for all four (4) classes. Classes are held every Tuesday over 4 weeks. Individual classes cannot be selected. When registering, you are agreeing to attend all classes in the series.
One parent or guardian must be present and participate with every two children registered.
First Class: Poetry of the Senses (Tuesday, June 18)
In this class, participants will learn to describe herbs using their senses and create a poem. A basic introduction to herbs and their function followed by an activity in which the young leaners will have to describe the scent of the plant, the texture and the flavor using all of their senses. Using this information, they will create a poem to combine sensory input and creative output. Learners will then create a dish featuring various herbs.
Second Class: Flavor Changer (Tuesday, June 25)
A central skill to cooking and enjoying healthy foods is to know how to manipulate the flavor of any dish. Participants will add flavors to dishes in order to discover how different tastes go together, balance each other, and work together. They will also learn how to change a food they may not like into one they prefer.
Third Class: Vary your Veggies (Tuesday, July 2)
Cooking vegetables can change the taste and texture, which can make it more appealing to young taste buds. In this class, participants will learn various cooking techniques to create a mixed vegetable salad. They will also learn the different tastes, smells and health benefits of raw vegetables vs cooked vegetables.
Fourth Class (Tuesday, July 9)
Field Trip to the Peoples Garden, where young learners will explore where their food comes from.