Monday, May 12, 2008

Young Chefs Academy

Sarah Horne, of the Ghent Franchise of the Young Chefs Academy was one of the sponsors of the G.U.E.S.S. Homeschool Science fair that Lydia and I organized last week.

Young Chefs Academy awarded a "Science of Cooking" party to 10 of our winners. I don't know about the kids, but I would love to do this class myself. I am fascinated by the "whys" and the "wherefores" in cooking. I once heard a chef talking on NPR's, "The Splendid Table" about the science of cooking an egg. I'd love to do a cooking class where I learn the science behind baking and cooking. Our young kids are very lucky. They are going to learn the science behind making cheezey bread sticks.

I spoke to Sarah about having Ben and Shira do some of her cooking classes. I wasn't holding out much hope because the food would need to be gluten, dairy and soy free as well as vegetarian. Much to my surprise, she told me that it would not be a problem. How's that for service? Her classes normally contain those foodstuffs, but if her clients have special needs, she makes a plan.

She's holding an open day next month.

First Annual Young Chefs Community Awareness Day!!
June 8th from 1-4pm!!!

Come on down toYoung Chefs on 22nd St. in Norfolk on Sunday, June 8th from 1pm-4pm. We here at Young Chefs have so many exciting events to kick off our summer theme~
The Olympics!
Along with cooking stations featuring international foods, we will have relays, informational sessions on childhood nutrition and even some things for the parents to enjoy!
We hope to make this an annual event here at Young Chefs. After all, it is all about keeping our kids healthy!!
Calling All Kids~
Get Moving!!!!
State Farm on Colley Ave. has graciously donated 100 pedometers! Come by Young Chefs and pick up a pedometer to use for the month before June 8th! Bring it with you to the event and win prizes for the most steps!
If you see Melissa Harwood or Theresa Craig, be sure to thank them!

Share Our Strength Great American Bake Sale
Young Chefs in Norfolk is going to do our part to help fight against childhood hunger. During our event on Sunday, June 8th, we will be selling delicious homemade goodies made by our members. All of the proceeds will be donated to the Share Our Strength organization. We have a goal of $500, so come hungry!!
To learn more about Share our Strength, go to

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