Kids in the Kitchen
Taher and The Family Consumer Science Program at DC-G Middle School have teamed up to create Culinary Art’s after school programs called Kids in the Kitchen and the Chef Club.
Kids in the Kitchen is for 6th grade students who are interested in the Culinary Arts. Chef’s Club is for second year Culinary Students. The groups meet once per month from 3:15-4:20 p.m. in the Middle School kitchen.
Students begin each year talking about Farm to Table, preparing apple pie, and quick breads, and end the year with a Mystery Basket Cooking Challenge. We change the program yearly in collaboration with Penny Erickson, Family Consumer Science Teacher.
High School Honors Study Club (Academic Offerings)
This program features Taher’s Chef Joe twice a month working with our high school students who are interested in the culinary arts but have conflicts with their other core classes. The AO offers short- 20 minute cooking classes. A few of the mini scratch cooking sessions that Chef Joe has offered included: been making homemade pasta, homemade pizza dough as well as up scaling a sandwich into a Panini sandwich. These mini sessions are to give our students savvy food ideas on a shoestring budget. Next month we will be making homemade egg and spring rolls.
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Harvest of the Month
The Nutrition Department partners with Taher to teach students about season fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Chef Joe and Mrs. Sevenich, Director of Nutrition Services, work with students to give them exposure to these unique foods as well as showing them how to introduce them into their diet. This is a fun and safe environment for students to try new foods.