The Teen Chef Sustainable Food Camp: Day 1: Farmers Market Tour and Jamming with Jamming

July 24, 2011 11:00 am
July 24, 2011 1:00 pm
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Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center
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540 President St., Suite 2E, Brooklyn, NY, United States, 11215

There’s no better time than youth to familiarize your kid with the role that food plays in the world around them, and that is where the Ger-Nis Kids in the Kitchen Sustainable Food Camp steps in. Our Teen Chef Sustainable Food Camp Series takes off at the Park Slope Sunday Farmers Market where they will get to explore the mecca of sustainable and local foods, getting to know farmers, learning about seasonality in foods, will receive a “lay of the land,” talking about seasonal eating, local farming, the role of farmers markets in the community while showing support for the hands that feed us! We’ll bring back fresh, local and seasonal fruits from the market to whip up our own homemade local fruit jams, chutneys and preserves as well as biscuits and fresh, local and seasonal fruit sodas while we “jam” along to live music! Teens will take home the jams, chutneys and preserves made in class as well as the skill of preserving seasonal fruits using the techniques they learned in class- something they’ll carry with them for life! Food affects every step of our life experience. Show your teen that what they eat matters!

Recipes: Homemade Seasonal Local Fruit Chutneys, Jams & Preserves

Class Type: Ger-Nis Kids in the Kitchen Sustainable Food Camps, Educational, Teen Chef (Ages 13-17 years)

Class Notes: Teens will take home the jams, chutneys and preserves they made in class! Kids signing up for just one class receive a Ger-Nis tote bag & Ger-Nis Kids in the Kitchen T-shirt!

Ashton Keefe

Ashton Keefe is a private chef, caterer, and food stylist in New York. After graduating from Wake Forest University with a BA in English and Entrepreneurship she studied Classic Pastry Arts at The French Culinary Institute. Ashton also contributes to Leslie Sbrocco’s Thirsty Girl, and has written, developed and tested for magazines such as O Magazine and Everyday with Rachael Ray. Check out Ashton’s personal blog Diary of a Sweet Tooth at and Contact Ashton

Nissa Pierson

Managing Director of Ger-Nis International, Nissa Pierson, loves introducing kids to new experiences that’ll enrich their minds and their lives. Spices are one of the most interesting ways to introduce children to the culinary world due to their stimulating sensory properties, and she looks forward to sharing this with the middle chefs! In addition to running Ger-Nis, Nissa is a long-time culinary instructor, specializing in fresh herbs. Besides being a passionate teacher of fresh herbs, organics, & fair-trade, she enjoys spice (in food and life), good conversations and debates, kickboxing, surfing, and submersing herself in the food and cultures of the world. Contact Nissa

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