The Teen Chef Sustainable Food Camp: Day 6: Recipe Creation and Iron Chef Day

July 29, 2011 11:00 am
July 29, 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, to navigate the way through the world of sustainable, local, seasonal, organic and fair-trade foods. The week ends with a friendly competition, putting into action what we’ve come to learn throughout the week from recipe creating and cooking techniques to a more developed understanding of using local, seasonal and high quality ingredients in all that we do! We’ll focus on writing our own recipes while documenting the process. Teens will enter their best local garden paninis, summer salads and natural herb soda creations for consideration, and the winner will receive a cooking party at Ger-Nis for themselves and 10 of their friends! We’ll end camp by feasting on fresh paninis, salads and herbal sodas, and all of the recipes created by students will be posted onto the recipe section of our website with their names and accreditations! We guarantee your teens will leave with memories, a greater understanding of the world and its food and people, and friends for life! Food affects every step of our life experience, from the way we function as human beings; the way we understand and treat our earth and its inhabiting plants and animals; the way we relate within our community both on a local level as well as international level; and how we define what real food means. Show your teen that what they eat matters!

Recipes: Seasonal Garden Paninis; Summer Salads; Natural Herbal Sodas

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

Class Notes: Teens get to test their newly found cooking skills, creating and making their own recipes in competition for a cooking party for 10 of their friends! 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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