Cooking together is a great way for parents and kids to bond, have fun, and create delicious memories. Develop your family’s menu with FACTORY‘s Executive Chef Camila Betin. On Saturday September 20, from 10am-1pm, she will give an interactive, hands-on cooking class for aspiring young cooks.
Chef Betin has traveled extensively in her quest to explore gastronomy; studying in Italy, New Zealand, and China. She brings her knowledge and flair to FACTORY’s open kitchen which was created expressly to facilitate classes, and can accommodate 10-15 kids. The classes are kept to limited numbers so that every student can get individual attention.
FACTORY’s cooking classes are suitable for kids age 4-12. Children work together, with older ones allocated more complicated tasks. Chef Betin encourages the kids to work together as a team, but without the help of their parents, as she feels creating the dishes from scratch and unaided gives a far greater sense of accomplishment.
Marketing Director Jennifer Eden espouses cooking and baking as fun way for kids to learn many different skills. "They can master simple things like measuring, calculating, combining, learning about ingredients, tasting, and adding," she says.
The upcoming class is entitled “Crazy Pizza!” Kids will make and knead the dough, and select their own toppings. FACTORY also has small take-home kits prepared so families don’t have to buy large amounts of the ingredients used. All of the children also get their own FACTORY aprons and recipes to try as well.
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