pcc kids cook

From age two to teens, it’s always the right time to welcome kids into the kitchen! Hands-on classes offer opportunities for learning new skills and trying new foods. 

Instructor: PCC Cooks Staff

Kids, Vegetarian

Ages 2 to 3, with one adult guest. Baking cookies is a cherished holiday activity, especially for the very young. Adult and child will work together to roll, cut and bake Gingerbread People and Jam Thumbprint Cookies. Little bakers will be ready to share their holiday goodies with everyone on their list. Vegetarian with dairy and eggs.

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Instructors: Ami Karnosh, MS, CN Samantha Brumfield

Kids, Vegetarian

Ages 2 to 3, with one adult guest. Even little ones can have fun in the kitchen: measuring, mixing and stirring to make treats for themselves. They will create their very own customized Great Granola (with lots of ingredient choices); Power Muffins; and Fruity Ambrosia Salad. Vegetarian with eggs and optional dairy.

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Instructor: Gill Dey

Kids, Vegetarian

Ages 4 to 6, with one adult guest. Take a break from cereal and toast and make yourself a weekend breakfast of Freshly Baked Muffins; Fruit Salad; and your own Baked Pita Chips and Guacamole. We’ll practice our measuring and mixing skills, learn to chop fruit safely, get a grip on mashing and use scissors to cut pitas into triangles. All the food is fresh, finger-friendly and easy to pack to go. Vegetarian with eggs and optional dairy.

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Instructor: PCC Cooks Staff

Kids, Vegetarian

Ages 4 to 6, with one adult guest. This creative class features ideal treats for young bakers to make. There will be plenty of opportunities to mix, roll and shape in this hands-on holiday workshop. Child and parent teams will make Maple Spice Cookies with Royally Good Frosting and Chocolate Crinkle Cookies. Vegetarian with dairy and eggs.

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Instructor: Sarah Cassidy

Kids, Vegetarian

Ages 4 to 6, with one adult guest. Harvest time is here! Farmer Sarah knows of no better way to celebrate the season than to eat up fall flavors. Come eat Popcorn fresh from the field; prepare Pumpkin Pudding; explore, harvest, and save seeds, make corn husk art, drink cider and sing songs about the fall and all of its farm food! Vegetarian with dairy and eggs.

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Instructor: Lisa Crawford

Kids, Vegetarian

Ages 7 to 9, with one adult guest. With the days getting noticeably shorter and cooler, keep cozy by preparing this classic meal! You and your adult guest will work in small groups to make Cream of Tomato Soup; try your hand at perfecting the Grilled Cheddar Cheese Sandwich; and top off your meal with an amazing Chocolate Brownie. Vegetarian with dairy and eggs.

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Instructors: Lisa Palmatier Samantha Brumfield

Kids, Vegetarian

Ages 7 to 9; kids only. Come and build a unique tree made entirely with Sugar Cookies. Each child will get to make and decorate their own holiday tree that they can take home and use as a holiday centerpiece (or just for eating!). Trees will be decorated with a variety of edible toppings, such as frosting and coconut for snow and dried fruit for ornaments. Vegetarian with dairy and eggs.

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Instructor: Marie Donadio

Gluten-Free, Kids

Ages 10 to 12, with one adult guest. Make your own colorful Japanese bento box! We’ll discuss the basics of bento, for packed lunches or to entertain, and find out how to balance color and flavor for an aesthetically pleasing and inviting meal. In class, we’ll prepare Miso Soup; Sesame Spinach Salad; Chicken or Tofu Yakitori Skewers, and play with our food as we make Onigiri, pressed rice creations adorned with vegetable and nori shapes. We’ll have lots of practice cutting vegetables and fruit in interesting ways to arrange in our colorful boxes of yum. With optional poultry; no dairy, eggs or gluten.

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Instructor: Cam Zarcone

Kids, Vegetarian

Ages 10 to 12; kids only. The best holiday gifts are the ones you bake yourself. This class will show you how to whip up remarkable goodies for everyone on your list. We’ll bake elegant Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with White Chocolate Peppermint Ganache filling; Homemade Holiday Lollipops; and our own bedazzling and beautiful, one-of-a-kind Christmas-Bulb Cupcakes. Vegetarian with dairy and eggs.

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Instructor: Tamara Guyton

Kids, Vegetarian

Age 13 and up; teens only. This two-day class offers young chefs the opportunity to hone skills, enhance their creativity and practice leadership. The first day, students will work with provided recipes: Roasted Tomato Garden Sauce and Pasta; Early Fall Salad; and German Plum Cake. They’ll practice basic kitchen skills, recipe reading and planning, and tasting and plating. On the second day, groups will work with a few fresh and local “mystery” ingredients to come up with innovative dishes for the judging. Emphasis will be on a friendly competition that stresses teamwork and guarantees fun! Vegetarian with dairy and eggs.

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Instructor: Lee Baker

Kids, Vegetarian

Age 13 and up, with one adult guest. The Yule Log is always a show-stopper, as much holiday décor as it is a delicious dessert. In this class, everyone will create their own individual Yule Log, using Vanilla Genoise for the cake roll, Chocolate Buttercream to simulate the outer bark, and filling options like raspberry, chocolate and peppermint. The finishing touches will be handmade Meringue Mushrooms and White Chocolate leaves. Vegetarian with dairy and eggs.

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