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 of 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)