21 Acres: Cultivating Cooks 2017 Fall/Winter Series (101, 201 & 301)

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Wednesday, October 04 - Friday, February 23
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Our Cultivating Cooks series is back by popular demand! The fall series is separated into three sessions for ages 8-16 year olds. We welcome you to sign up for the entire series at one time, or purchase an individual session that best suits your budding chef’s culinary needs. Please note, students must complete either 101 or 201 in order to advance to 301. The topics covered in each session are as follows:

The four-week 101 course will teach students the basics of kitchen safety, culinary equipment, knife skills, and foundational preparation techniques such as baking, sautéing and pan frying, while using local, seasonal ingredients.
Wednesdays, October 4-25, 2017, 5:00-7:30 pm
The four-week 201 course will build on the foundation taught in 101 while exploring the flavors of Mexico, India, Italy and France. Each week students will work in small groups to prepare recipes from each cuisine using local and seasonal Pacific Northwest ingredients.
Wednesdays, November 8, 15, 29 & December 6, 2017, 5:00-7:30 pm
In the 301 week-long intensive students will learn how to source locally grown ingredients and why it’s important to do so, learn methods of traditional food preservation, participate in a special baking workshop, and enhance culinary confidence by designing a spontaneous meal in an Iron Chef-style challenge. Additionally, throughout this session, students will learn aspects of environmental nutrition including energy efficient cooking methods.
February 20-23, 2018, 5:00-7:30 pm
Throughout the program students will work in pairs and teams as they gain culinary experience and develop confidence in their cooking abilities. Chef Lisa and assistants will provide education as well as motivation so that the young chefs feel inspired to continue their culinary education as they go forth to cook for family and friends. Whether your student is a first time cook or already has some culinary experience and wants to enhance their skills, they will take home a wealth of knowledge that will be used for years to come. Cooking is an experience, not just a meal, and we look forward to sharing this culinary experience with your family.

Instructor: Chef Lisa Crawford
Lisa began cooking and baking at a young age. Growing up eating vegetables right from the garden, getting bottled milk from the local dairy, and canning fruit each fall from the orchards of friends, instilled in her the importance of where food comes from. Today she teaches people of all ages how to prepare tasty meals from sincere ingredients. You can find her at 21 Acres, PCC, and at her own place, The Tiny Kitchen (tinykitchenseattle.com).

Registration & Enrollment
Standard fee to enroll in all three of the Cultivating Cooks series is $625; discounted rate for 21 Acres members is $595. If you only want to register for one of the series—101, 201, or 301—the standard fee is $225; discounted rate for 21 Acres member is $215. There are three ways to register; online at https://cultivatingcooksfall2017series.eventbrite.com, by e-mailing krystalw@21acres.org or by calling us at 425-481-1500.

$625 for series, $225 for individual session

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