The Teen Chef Sustainable Food Camp: Day 3: Fresh Herbs, Photo Journalism and Video Blogging with Reel Works

July 26, 2011 11:00 am
July 26, 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. Teens will get a glimpse into the careers in the food world, focusing on food photography and video blogging. We’re proud to have the folks from Reel Works instruct us on the ways of the video world! We’ll give teens expert instruction on creating recipes with an emphasis on using fresh herbs, documenting their herbal creations using expert photography and video techniques. Teens will receive basic camera instruction while they dabble around with filming and taking photographs in a way that highlights the freshness of the ingredients and delightfulness of the dishes created. We’ll use fresh herbs to create dips and sauces to snack on with fresh bread and produce herbal syrups to make fresh, natural sodas. Teens will shoot footage of their work, and we’ll post an edited version of them on our site. Each student will receive a copy of the video and one 8 X 10 photograph they took themselves of the food they made!

Recipes: Herbal Pestos & Dips with Fresh Bread; Herbal Syrups for Herbal Sodas

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

Class Notes: Teens receive basic camera, video and film instruction from Reel Works, receive a copy of the edited video from class and a photograph they took themselves. 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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