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Culinary Adventure Homeschool Club

Welcome to the Culinary Adventure Homeschool Club!

This class series, specifically designed for homeschoolers, will take your junior chef on a culinary adventure in a professional kitchen. Expect hands-on experience, delicious dishes, and valuable skill-building.

Beyond cooking, we'll focus on kitchen knowledge, techniques, terminology, and cleanliness habits. From measuring ingredients to knife skills, we cover everything.

Chef Ashley, a homeschooling mom of 3, loves sharing her passion for cooking. She provides a balance of patience, encouragement, and necessary structure for kitchen safety.

Our classes go beyond cooking - we explore cultural and historical aspects of cuisines, ingredient sourcing, sustainability, and the science of flavor. We view cooking as an art, combining creativity, problem-solving, and critical thinking. Each class offers a unique culinary exploration, confidence building, and appreciation for the culinary arts.

Age and Ability Requirements:

These classes cater to children aged 7-16 years with no prior cooking knowledge required. Reading ability is not essential as Chef Ashley provides guided assistance throughout.

 

This drop-off class gives parents some free time, but those who wish to observe are welcome. For optimal learning, only enrolled children should stay for the class duration.

Location:

Como Cooks Kitchen
14 Business Loop 70 E

Columbia, Missouri 65202
Next to Bo
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Time:

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Class Schedule and Descriptions

Introduction to Kitchen Gadgets

Date: Monday, September 11, 2023

Menu: Mini Fruit Pizzas, Caesar Salad with Homemade Croutons

This foundational class focuses on basic knife skills, kitchen safety, and using fresh ingredients. Students will familiarize themselves with a commercial kitchen environment and gain confidence in cooking with fresh ingredients.
 

From South of the Border

Date: Monday, October 2, 2023

Menu: Enchiladas, Baked Churros

Explore the vibrant flavors of Mexico and learn different cooking techniques. The class promises to expand culinary horizons and ignite a love for authentic Mexican cuisine.
 

Sushi Roll-Up

Date: Monday, November 6, 2023

Menu: Cucumber Roll, Chicken Teriyaki Roll, California Roll

Master the art of sushi rolling and presentation. The class introduces students to the delicate balance of flavors and artistic presentation that makes Japanese cuisine extraordinary.
 

Baking Extravaganza

Date: Monday, December 4, 2023

Menu: Taco Braids, Homemade Bread, Buttery Chocolate Chip Cookies

Uncover the art and science of baking. This class is perfect for budding bakers who want to understand the science behind baking and master the techniques involved.
 

 Rise and Shine Breakfast

Date: Monday, January 8, 2024

Menu: Egg Muffins, French Toast Strips, Yogurt Parfaits

Delve into the world of breakfast creations using fresh ingredients. This class nurtures creativity and appreciation for wholesome meals.
 

A Taste Of Italy

Date: Monday, February 5, 2024

Menu: Cheese Cannelloni, Torta Caprese

Dive into Italian cuisine and its cultural significance. Students will prepare classic Italian dishes and appreciate the delightful journey into the world of Italian gastronomy.
 

Snack Attack

Date: Monday, March 4, 2024

Menu: Pizza Rolls, Muddy Buddies, Stovetop Popcorn

Learn how to make less processed versions of classic snacks. This class introduces students to alternative methods of preparing beloved snacks using fresh ingredients.
 

One-Pan Wonders

Date: Monday, April 1, 2024

Menu: Sheet Pan Meal, Chocolate Drizzled Pretzels

Enhance meal planning skills, explore different flavor profiles, practice adaptability, and improve time management. This class challenges students to create a well-balanced and flavorful dish while managing their time effectively.
 

Edible Art

Date: Monday, May 6, 2024

Menu: Decorated Cupcakes 

Develop artistic expression and fine motor skills through cupcake decoration using pastry bags, piping tips, and couplers. Students will explore color theory and learn various decoration techniques including how to create a beautiful rose.

After-Class Assignments:

The adventure doesn't end in the kitchen! After each class, your young chef will receive a thoughtfully crafted assignment to continue their learning journey. These assignments, available in two levels - level one and level two, provide opportunities for exploration and growth, using cooking as their inspiration.

Level one assignments are designed for students who may be at a beginner or elementary level in math, reading, or other subjects. These assignments provide a more basic introduction to the topic and focus on building foundational skills. They are less complex and require simpler tasks such as creating visual posters, collages, or simple comparisons. The level-one assignments aim to boost confidence, encourage participation, and ensure that students do not feel overwhelmed. They provide an opportunity for students to learn and engage with the subject matter at a comfortable pace.

Level two assignments are designed for students who have a more advanced understanding of math, reading, or other subjects. These assignments offer a greater level of challenge and complexity, encouraging students to delve deeper into the topic. They often involve research, critical thinking, and more in-depth projects such as writing reports, essays, or developing their own unique ideas. The level two assignments aim to stretch students' abilities, foster independent thinking, and push them to explore the subject matter in greater detail. These assignments provide an opportunity for students to showcase their advanced skills and knowledge.

By offering both options, parents can support their children's individual learning needs and provide opportunities for growth and development at their own pace. It's important to encourage children to try the higher-level assignments, as they may surprise themselves with what they can achieve. However, it's equally important to respect students' comfort zones and allow them to choose the appropriate level that challenges them without causing discouragement.


Investing In Your Child's Culinary Adventure:

Embark on a culinary journey with Chef Ashley at the Culinary Adventure Homeschool Club, priced at $50 per class. These classes are more than just learning to cook; they serve as an investment in your child's personal growth and future success, possibly even sparking a lifelong passion for the culinary arts.

 

Our hands-on cooking lessons are tailored specifically for homeschoolers, equipping them with valuable life skills that extend far beyond the kitchen. With each class, your child will grow in confidence and creativity, develop an appreciation for diverse food cultures, and connect with fellow homeschoolers in a unique learning environment. 

Rest assured, we provide all the necessary equipment and ingredients for each class. For homework, your child may need a few simple items. These will be communicated in advance, offering you the chance to include them in your shopping list and extend the learning journey at home.

 

We uphold transparency in our pricing. The $50 fee you see is all-inclusive with no hidden charges or additional fees. This ensures you can plan for this enriching culinary experience without any unexpected costs. 


Bonus Offer:

Take advantage of our exclusive offer when you enroll your child in all 9 of our culinary classes. That's right, when you secure a spot in all 9 classes, you'll receive a $75 credit towards another class of your choice. This is an excellent opportunity to further enhance your child's culinary skills at their own pace.

 

Remember, once the spots are filled, we won't be able to accommodate late registrations. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to enrich your child's culinary journey and get a bonus $75 credit towards their culinary education! Act now and give your child the gift of a comprehensive culinary learning experience.


Broaden Your Child's Culinary Horizons:

In our classes, we'll be preparing a wide array of dishes to broaden your child's culinary palate. We understand that children have individual tastes and they might not enjoy every dish we create. However, the primary focus is on learning valuable cooking skills, and through this process, they often find themselves more open to trying new things.

 

Interestingly, this exposure often leads them to discover new flavors they enjoy, ones they may not have been inclined to try otherwise. So, while taste is personal, the skills acquired and the culinary exploration involved can significantly enrich their overall experience.



Food Allergies and Dietary Restrictions: 

Please communicate any dietary restrictions to Chef Ashley before signing up for our culinary classes. This helps us accommodate your child's needs and offer the best culinary education experience. We prioritize your child's health and safety, and we make every effort to cater to their unique dietary needs whenever possible. Be area we are in a shared kitchen space, so cross-contamination can never be completely ruled out.


Small Class Sizes, Big Learning Opportunities:

Our class size is limited to 8 children for personalized attention and optimal learning. Our classes, led by Chef Ashley, cater to both beginners and experienced young chefs. Choose classes based on their interest or sign up for all to broaden their culinary horizons.

 

Join us for a fun-filled culinary journey with fellow homeschoolers. Secure your spot today using the book now button below!

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