Cookery Classes For Children
|Published: 27th May 2011 15:52|
Leiths School of Food and Wine have just launched a new range of children's
classes, ranging from feeding toddlers and babies, up to baking classes with
children aged 8 and over.
These classes compliment Leiths popular teenager's class and their 18+ courses
Leiths Absolute Beginners Class and Leiths Essential Certificate.
Knowing what to feed your baby or toddler can be a bit of minefield, with conflicting
advice in various books. To help with this Leiths will be hosting two classes with
Vicki Scott, from the New Baby Company, who will be able to answer any questions or
doubts parents may having on feeding their baby or toddler. There are two classes
available; the first dealing with weaning and starting babies on solids; the second
focusing on feeding older babies and toddlers who may have become fussy eaters.
Each class is conveniently held in the evening and is part theory, part demonstration,
part practical cooking session. Parents leave with their own batch of freshly made
child friendly food and a pack of notes with advice and tips.
For older children (aged 8+) Leiths have introduced 'Rainy Day Baking Classes'.
These hands-on classes are designed for one child and one adult to cook
together, whether it is a cooking treat with granny, a birthday gift from a
godparent or a chance for parent to spend time with their child. The classes
are an entertaining and creative way of learning to bake for adults and children
alike. There are 3 classes, ranging from those new to cooking more confident
cooks; or they can be taken as a series of classes. Savoury and sweet treats
such as Mini Hot Dog Pizzas, Crunchy Seeded Plaited Loaf, Jaffa Cup Cakes
with Orange Frosting, Queen of Hearts Jam Tarts and Volcanic Fruit and Nut
Bars, with Hot Chocolate Sauce will be cooked during these sessions.
It helps to know the basics of cookery and learn whilst young. Leiths 'Teenagers
Class' introduces 13- 17 year olds to cookery over the course of four days; giving
them the independence and confidence to experiment cooking at home. Held in
spring and summer it is a great way of keeping teens occupied and interested
over the school holidays.
For school leavers, new adventures await and many will be cooking for
themselves for the first time.
Leiths 'Absolute Beginners Class' teaches basic skills over the course of a week
held over 4 weeks, covers all areas of cookery. From baking and pastry to producing
3 course meals, as well as learning about budgeting and hygiene. At the end of the
course a short exam is taken and, once qualified, students can use their certificate
to find short term jobs; either during university holidays, gap years which will
help ease the financial pressure that so many students are now under today.
Jobs take the form of cooking in private houses, holiday homes, chalets, or freezer
filling and assisting caterers and can be found via Leiths agency for cooks, Leiths List.