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(786) 395-0355
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(786) 730-7296
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Just for Teens

You let us know you wanted something more for the teens in your house and we heard you.

Our new After School program for Teens is longer and more in-depth than the one for "all ages", and was constructed specifically with teens in mind. 
After School Program Isn't Available During The Summer, We'll Be Back When School Starts Again.

Top 5 Reasons

To Get Teens Cooking In The Kitchen

It teaches them about healthy eating
Explaining to your teen why they can’t eat fast-food every night gets tiring by the time they turn 12 years old. A great way to demonstrate the advantages of home-cooked meals over fast food is by regularly shopping for groceries and cooking with your teen. This teaches teens what goes into a healthy meal (ie. Real Food) and what isn’t healthy (ie. Processed food that includes preservatives, flavors, added extra sugar etc.).

Eating a “Real Food” diet is key to maintaining not only your physical health but also your mental health. This is especially important for teens, whose minds and bodies are still developing.
They'll learn to fend for themselves
There will come a time when your child needs to feed themselves. When this happens, it’ll be cheaper, healthier, easier and safer if they know how to cook at home.
It gives you quality time together
Cooking together is a great way to hang out with your teen and chat with them about their day. The time together will help you feel socially connected. Cooking together with your teen can provide a great opportunity to check in with what’s going on and find out how they feel.

You’ll likely find that chopping onions and peeling potatoes makes you feel more comfortable to talk about the big stuff.
It boosts their self-confidence
When a teen can shop for, prep, cook and serve a meal (or even a snack) all on their own, it gives them a tremendous sense of accomplishment and pride. It might not seem like a big deal, but these small things help teens to believe in themselves. A teen who knows they can look after themselves will be ready to take on life’s challenges.
It keeps recipes in the family
Teaching your teen how to cook is a great way to pass on those special family recipes. It provides an opportunity to talk about history and culture, and gives your teen a chance to learn more about who they are and where they came from.
After School Program Isn't Available During the Summer, We'll Be Back When School Starts Again.

TEENS - How To Become A Real Food Chef

Tuesday Afternoons from 4:30pm to 7:00pm

$500 for the 10 week course

In this 10-week course, your teen chefs will learn all the basics and techniques on how to become a Real Food Chef.

Each week they’ll be introduced to a new culinary concept, we’ll cover the topics and create dishes accordingly. In each class, students can expect to make 2 to 3 dishes depending on the complexity of the recipes.

This course is good for both beginners and intermediate levels of cooking experience. We’ll group them according to their age and cooking experience.
After School Program Isn't Available During the Summer, We'll Be Back When School Starts Again.
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Week 1

Intro To Culinary and Create Your Own Breakfast

An introduction into the culinary arts, this week's agenda covers kitchen safety, cooking equipment and cooking techniques. Kids will also learn to create their own breakfast.
Week 2

All About Bread and Pizzas

Bread is a staple food prepared from a dough of flour and water, usually by baking. Throughout recorded history, it has been a prominent food in large parts of the world making Pizza the leader in all the dough!
Week 3

Plating and Food Presentation and Plating Techniques

Improving the presentation of a dish adds value to the dining experience. This class will teach you all the tricks in how to create award-winning-looking dishes using your creativity and food styling techniques.
Week 4

Homemade Pastas and Sauces

In this class, we'll disclose the secrets of how to make perfect pasta even without a pasta machine. These recipes have been carefully put together by Chef Giuseppe who was born in Italy and spend all his life in an Italian Family's own restaurant.
Week 5

Yakitori Grilling and Sushi Making

Yakitori preparation involves skewering the meat, vegetables, or seafood with Kushi. Afterward, they are grilled over a smokeless charcoal fire. We will show you amazing combinations, marinades, and sauces to go over this variety of small delicious Japanese-style skewers.
Week 6

Food Truck Fun Meals

Food Trucks has become popular in the last few years. In some cases food trucks sell frozen or prepackaged food; others have onboard kitchens and prepare food from scratch, like sandwiches, hamburgers, French fries, and other regional fast-food fare is common.
Week 7

Baking Championship

In this class, students will learn the basics of baking for the first part of the class. Then they'll put their skills to the test in a baking challenge with items of their choice. The challenges aim to bring the essence of using healthy alternatives as well as traditional ones. 
Week 8

Farm to Table

Farm-to-table food is healthier than processed and packaged foods. In this class, students will learn the value of farming and clean eating. We'll explain the concept of grass-fed beef, pastured chickens, organic produce, and wild-caught fish.
Week 9

The World of Hospitality

The hospitality industry is a broad category of fields within the service industry that includes lodging, food, and drinks service, event planning, theme parks, transportation, cruise line, traveling, and additional fields within the tourism industry.
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Week 10

"CHOPPED" Food Challenge Competition

In this class, students will receive a mystery basket filled with random foods. The challenge is to combine all the foods in the basket into a creative dish.
After School Program Isn't Available During the Summer, We'll Be Back When School Starts Again.

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