Kids in The KITCHEN Summer Challenge
Presented by The Trustees
Are you ready for a challenge this summer? Kids in the KITCHEN Summer Challenge at the KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market is a one-of-a-kind, hands-on learning experience for young chefs. Each day of programming is an opportunity to learn a new cooking skill, make connections between local food and farming, and have fun! As a property of the Trustees, Massachusetts’ premier land trust non-profit organization, the KITCHEN is uniquely situated to connect kids to the artisans and farmers at the Boston Public Market and to teach culinary skills to last a lifetime.
Each session includes creative, engaging activities, tours of the Market, and a full cooking class all led by our Chef Educator and assistants. Classes will concentrate on mastering specific skills around a different daily topic. Classes include a snack and lunch (kids eat what they cook for lunch)!
8:30-9:00 am: Welcome games/drawing/etc.
9:00-10:00 am: Learning activity
10:00-10:15 am: Snack sourced from BPM: veggies and dip, fruit, jam, cheese, crackers, popcorn
10:15-10:45 am: Tour of the market & meet the BPM farmer or vendor
11:00 am-12:00 pm: Hands-on cooking class, working as teams to create a full meal (lunch)
12:00-12:30 pm: Lunch and discussion
12:30 PM: Pickup
Classes are offered Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm. Sign up by the day or sign up for the whole week and get a special bonus gift from the KITCHEN plus a “Master Chef' certificate for mastering the whole week of classes. Dates, topics, menus and ages detailed below.
Week 1: July 22, 23, and 24 | Cooking Around the World | Ages 6-8
Travel around the world on a culinary tour without leaving Boston! This week we'll learn how to cook globally and source locally. Young chefs will cook recipes from different cultures and learn new culinary techniques. Divided by meals, each class will feature recipes from around the world to challenge preconceptions about food and cooking and to broaden young minds. Each day will feature a trip into the Market to learn about sourcing local ingredients for two global recipes.
Monday: Breakfast theme - Veggie and egg crepes from France vs. Curry potato dosas from India.
Tuesday: Lunch theme - Veggie and cheese empanadas from Argentina vs. Australian beef hand pies.
Wednesday: Dinner theme - Pasta with handmade red sauce from Italy vs. veggie lo mein from China.
Week 2: July 29, 30, and 31 | Baking Intensive | Ages 6-8
This week, young pastry chefs learn new skills in this baking intensive series. Hands-on learning at its best, these classes will concentrate on using local ingredients in baking and the chemical processes involved in baking.
Monday: Pastry - chicken pot pie and chocolate creme eclairs.
Tuesday: Breads and buns - Whole wheat bread open faced sandwich and cinnamon buns.
Wednesday: Cakes and muffins - Zucchini muffins, summer salad and chocolate cake.
Week 3: August 5, 6 and 7 | All about Sauces | Ages 8-11
Travel around the world on a culinary tour without leaving Boston! This week we'll learn how to cook globally and source locally. This week, our older chefs will learn how to master sauces from France, Italy, Mexico and India. Using what they've learned, attendees will be split into two groups who will go head to head in a cooking challenge.
Monday: French sauces - Mornay (cheese sauce) and Hollandaise sauce.
Tuesday: Italian sauces - Alfredo and Pomodoro sauce with handmade pasta.
Wednesday: Indian/Mexican sauces - Veggie curry served over rice and fresh salsas served with chips.
Week 4: August 12, 13 and 14 | All about Proteins | Ages 8-11
This week, our older chefs will learn how about different proteins sourced from our partners at Chestnut Farms and Red's Best. Using what they've learned, attendees will be split into two groups who will go head to head in a cooking challenge.
Monday: Roasted chicken with potatoes and braised chicken with fresh summer veggies
Tuesday: Fish cakes with summer salad and soy-glazed salmon with stir-fried veggies
Wednesday: Loaded hamburgers and skirt-steak tacos
Week 5: August 19, 20, and 21 | All about Desserts | Ages 8-11
This week, our older chefs will learn how to master classic desserts. Hands-on learning at its best, these classes will concentrate on using local ingredients in baking and the chemical processes involved in baking. Using what they've learned, attendees will be split into two groups who will go head to head in a cooking challenge.
Monday: Cakes - Vanilla cake with strawberry buttercream frosting and carrot cake with cream cheese frosting (Seasonal pasta dish for lunch)
Tuesday: Ice cream - Ice cream - Strawberry ice cream and vanilla fudge swirl (Seasonal salad for lunch)
Wednesday: Chocolate - Molten chocolate cupcakes and chocolate chip cookies (Seasonal sandwich for lunch)
Classes are deliberately small so please register in advance to guarantee your spot.
Parents: This is a drop-off class. Once you register, we will send you liability forms to complete and return to us. We will also collect food allergy information via these forms. Your child will not be officially registered until we receive these completed forms.
Tickets: $44 for Trustees members and $55 for General Tickets (non-members). Join The Trustees and receive 20%-50% off all classes, workshops, and events at The KITCHEN and all Trustees properties. Scholarships available. Please email [hidden] to inquire about scholarships.
About The Trustees and The KITCHEN
As one of the largest owners of agricultural land and the premier steward of the cultural and natural landscape of Massachusetts, The Trustees extends its leadership to transform the local food system by connecting residents and visitors back to the land and sharing the Commonwealth’s collective agrarian heritage through innovative retail and educational experiences at the Boston Public Market in the heart of downtown Boston.
The KITCHEN is a community gathering place, managed by The Trustees, that is restoring the craft of seasonal cooking in Massachusetts, New England, and beyond through hands-on classes and educational experiences that celebrate the farmers and artisans of this region. Partnered with the Boston Public Market, The KITCHEN embraces a whole-food approach to eating and promotes cooking as an essential cornerstone of a sustainable food system.
Join The Trustees and receive 20%-50% off all classes, workshops, and events at The KITCHEN and all Trustees properties.
Program Refunds/Cancellations: In the event that a program is cancelled due to severe weather, low enrollment, or other circumstances, we will notify you as soon as possible by email and issue you a full refund within 14 days of the cancellation. If you cannot attend a program as planned, contact [hidden] at least 7 days prior to the start of the program to receive a full refund. Refunds and date changes will not be granted for registration cancellations placed fewer than 7 days before the start of the program. There are no refunds for missed classes. The KITCHEN reserves the right to change program locations, schedules, or instructors when necessary.
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