Following the super success of the cooking workshops for kids in 2015, The Table Bay’s Executive Chef Jocelyn Myers-Adams, will be hosting monthly classes in culinary arts for emerging young cooks from April to November 2016. Mini Chefs will get to work side by side with Myers-Adams for two inspiring hours while learning some special tricks of the trade.
“Our previous cooking workshops were a resounding success and we want to continue offering these events as we are keen to harness culinary passion and develop cooking prowess amongst children from an early age. Cooking can be a wonderful creative outlet for young people, and we are always amazed by the extent of the enthusiasm and willingness to learn amongst the children who have attended our classes in the past.
“The Table Bay’s Mini Chefs is the perfect recipe for teaching children that cooking is an enduring life skill as well as a healthy and creative hobby which could also turn into an exciting career one day. We have a great lineup of Mini Chefs events planned for this year,” says Myers-Adams.
Each two hour Mini Chefs class is an interactive learning experience that gives children between 5 and 12 years of age the opportunity to develop a life-long love for the culinary arts, whilst celebrating South Africa’s rich culinary heritage. Each month, the children will prepare something different based on a theme which is aligned with the seasons or a special occasion. They will be assisted by Myers-Adams and a dedicated minder, and will get to take home what they have prepared.
Mini Chefs takes place in The Table Bay’s Atlantic at 12h30 on scheduled Saturdays. The cost to participate is R300 per child.
Mini Chefs dates and themes for 2016:
30 April Breakfast spoils for mom / Buttermilk and oat crumpets topped with maple syrup, butter and
21 May Chicken time / Chicken mayo roosterkoek, Tannie Rose’s pumpkin fritters with cinnamon cream
04 June Traditionally South African / Chicken Breyani, Chef Bobby’s koeksisters
02 July Warming winter / Tomato beef bredie, our famous hertzoggies
06 August Easy as pie / Chicken pot pie, Gloria’s apple fritters with vanilla cream
03 September What’s in the oven / Banana bread, wild garlic rolls and mosbolletjies
01 October Oodles of Noodles / Whole wheat spaghetti, rocky road oats
05 November Foraging garden visit / Special lettuce wraps, Oscar’s chocolate brownies