The Teen Chef Sustainable Food Camp: Day 5: The Summer Bakery, Seasonal Sweet and Savory Baking with Whole Grains

July 28, 2011 11:00 am
July 28, 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, exposing them to the world of local, sustainable, organic and fair-trade foods. That is where the Ger-Nis Kids in the Kitchen Sustainable Food Camp steps in. We’ll show your teen how to prepare delicious baked goods both generally and using whole grains, focusing on how to make bread but also touching upon the sweeter side of baking, using the freshest ingredients available in season. We’ll talk a bit on whole grains, talking about different varieties most common to unusual; and why whole grains treat our bodies, minds and environment better than their processed counterparts. They’ll prepare a classic seasonal, local lunch using whole, fresh and local ingredients as well as the fresh bread they have baked in class, rounding out the meal with freshly baked homemade whole grain cookies! We’ll make mayonnaise from scratch using local, fresh eggs, cutting out the stabilizers and using fresh herbs as flavor enhancers. They’ll also get to make natural colas using seasonal fruit!

Recipes: Wholegrain Garden BLT’s with Pesto Mayo; Real Cherry Cola; Peach Quinoa Cookies

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

Class Notes: Kids tune into baking fresh bread with whole grains. Kids signing up for just one class receive a tote bag & 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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