2018 After School Classes

Registration for Spring 2018 NOW OPEN!

Our 12-week Spring Session will begin the final week of January. We are offering classes for students of all ages.

Please click your student's age group below to enroll:

Here at YUM Chefs, we think cooking and eating should be a joyful experience! Our kitchen is a safe space where students can build confidence, grow community, and learn more about food and food culture. We work from seasonal, produce driven recipes to create delicious and nutritious meals with young people. In our hands-on classes, children are encouraged to try new foods from around the world, engage all of their senses, and have a fun time.


 Spring Session:

Cooking from Our Culinary Library

This spring, we explore the world of food though COOKBOOKS. Our menus will be inspired by the recipes of our favorite chefs and restaurants like Deborah Madison, SQIRL in Los Angeles, and Yotam Ottolenghi just to name a few.

Each week, we will crack open a different cookbook to explore foods from many cultures and perspectives. Exact recipes are TBD, but see below for guiding concepts.

Want to cook along at home? We've partnered with Omnivore Books, our fantastic local culinary bookstore, to have many of the books below available for sale to our families. Please visit the shop at 3885 Cesar Chavez St. or on the web by [clicking here].

Week 1

INTRODUCTION TO KITCHEN CULTURE

"Cinnamon, Raisin, Quinoa Breakfast Muffins"

Good + Simple  - Hemsley, Hemsley

Week 2

CULINARY TOOLS & HOW TO USE THEM SAFELY

"Vietnamese Rainbow Rolls"

Good + Simple Hemsley, Hemsley

Week 3

COOKING METHODS: FROM TOASTING TO ROASTING

"Winter Squash + Cabbage Saute with Toasted Sesame Seeds"

New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone  - Deborah Madison

Week 4

EXPLORING TASTE:
SWEET, SOUR, SALTY, BITTER, UMAMI

"Burmese Tea Leaf Salad"

The Modern Salad  - Elizabeth Howes

Week 5

FROM THE FARM: FRUITS & VEGETABLES

"Mango and Curried Chickpea Salad"

Plenty MoreYotam Ottolenghi

Week 6

WHOLESOME WHOLE GRAINS

"Ka(le)bbouleh"

Everything I Want to EatJessica Koslow

 

Week 7

POWERFUL PROTEIN

"Vegetally Versatile Frittata"

Everything I Want to EatJessica Koslow

Week 8

DELVING INTO DAIRY

"Homemade Paneer & Fixings"

Made in IndiaMeera Sodha

Week 9

SAUCES & SEASONINGS

"Miso + Eggplant Dip; Sweet + Earthy Roasted Squash Dip; and more!"

Good + SimpleHemsley, Hemsley

Week 10

PLATING & PRESENTATION

"Mezze Fusion Bowl

Vegan Bowl AttackJackie Sobon

Week 11

CREATIVE COOKING SHOWCASE

Student Creations To Be Determined!

Week 12

SWEET CELEBRATION!

Various cakes and bakes from...

Everything I Want to EatJessica Koslow