Kids Can Cook! Virtual Cooking & Baking Series
Join us for this virtual cooking and baking series where our two expert chefs teach your children to cook and bake some fun things that will help make them more self sufficient in the kitchen.
Please note: Recipes will be provided ahead of time in order for you to purchase the ingredients required to cook along with our instructors.
Instructors: Evelyn Schichner & Diane Manteca
VIRTUAL CLASS DOES NOT INCLUDE COST OF FOOD & SUPPLIES. Recipes/list of ingredients will be emailed to registrants prior to class.
About Our Instructor: Evelyn Schichner
Evelyn's passion for French cooking began watching Julia Child on television. From there, Evelyn decided that the best place to learn would be to go to France, attend cooking classes, and immerse herself in the culture, which she continues to do for a portion of each year. Whether living in an apartment in Paris or a farmhouse in the South of France, she spends time cooking, enjoying local restaurants, shopping at markets, visiting wineries, olive orchards, cheese makers, goat farms, chocolatiers, and bakers. Evelyn bakes not only French breads, pastries and desserts, but savory dishes and meals as well. She has taught classes in Boston, Cambridge and Brookline but has found that offering virtual classes affords students the ability to practice in their own kitchen using their own tools and ingredients.
About Our Instructor: Diane Manteca
Diane has been a professional chef for 25 years, working in high end gourmet establishments as well as catering companies. She owned the Brickyard Cafe in Cambridge for 7 years which was an eclectic and popular restaurant tucked away in the Fresh Pond area. Diane has co-authored a Zone cookbook on healthy eating and worked as a food consultant with recipe development for a major corporation. She has been a culinary teacher at Assabet Regional Vocational School and Brookline High School and has participated in many charitable events including Dana Farber: Cooking for a Cure. She is now a personal chef with clients in the Boston area, and her biggest passion is teaching - especially Italian cuisine which is her specialty.
Kids Can Cook: Breakfast!
How about some yummy banana muffins and a strawberry banana smoothie? Learn how to make this delicious breakfast to serve to your family, friends, and YOU! You'll learn how to mix and bake these muffins, with or without nuts. Your smoothie can be made with dairy or non-dairy ingredients, you choose! Be adventurous in the kitchen!!
Kids Can Cook: Flat Bread Pizza!
Let's make some pizzas using a pre-made flatbread crust from the grocery store. Chef Diane will teach you to make a simple and delicious sauce and show you how to prepare toppings. Assemble your pizza and learn how to bake them, then you and your family can enjoy them for lunch! Recipes and a kitchen equipment list will be included.
Kids Can Cook: Chicken Pot Pie!
Learn to make a great and easy chicken pot pie. Chef Diane will use a rotisserie chicken, some easy to prepare vegetables, and a simple gravy. Top off your chicken pot pie with homemade biscuits demonstrated by Chef Diane. Everyone will love your creation! Recipes and a kitchen equipment list will be included.
Kids Can Cook: Chocolate Mousse Dessert Bowls!
Pastry Chef Evelyn will teach you how to make a chocolate bowl filled with a light delicious chocolate mousse, dressed with strawberries or raspberries. We will make chocolate bowls using balloons or muffin tins and whip up a fluffy chocolate mousse. You can decorate with fresh berries and enjoy this delicious treat with your whole family.
Kids Can Cook: Grilled Cheese!
Join Chef Diane as she makes some awesome grilled cheese sandwiches using different breads and fillings. During this class we will make an apple, turkey & cheese sandwich with honey mustard, an Italian "pizza" style grilled cheese, and a "breakfast" bacon and egg grilled cheese! Enjoy your grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch or as an easy dinner.
Kids Can Cook: No Bake Cheesecake!
Let's make individual cheesecakes, choosing different crusts, flavorings, toppings, and decorations - Be creative in the kitchen with Chef Evelyn!
Kids Can Cook: Easter Brunch!
Join Chef Evelyn in the kitchen and prepare a colorful and tasty brunch which includes individual Quiche, Strawberry French Toast Roll-Ups, and a fancy fruit juice sparkler drink.
Kids Can Cook: Homemade Chicken Nuggets & Oven Fries!
Learn to make your own chicken nuggets in a healthier and easy way using the oven. Chef Diane will also show you how to make some great oven fries - regular potato and sweet potato. Two great dipping sauces will also be made to round out the meal. After you make these nuggets, you will never want the "take out" version again!