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 3: 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 sandwiches and cinnamon buns.
Wednesday: Cakes and muffins - Zucchini muffins, summer salad, and chocolate cake.