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'Tis the season for sharing delicious holiday treats! The December installment of the Children's Culinary Institute will focus on giving the gift of good food. In this class, every young chef will bake from scratch their own assortment of holiday cookies and sweets, as well as designing their own gift basket in which to put their homemade goodies. In a fun and supportive environment, our young chefs will learn the basics of baking, proper culinary techniques, health through nutrition, and sustainability. Best of all, our young chefs will leave our kitchen with their baskets brimming with treats to give as a special gift to a lucky recipient of their choosing. Who's ready to spread some holiday joy and make the culinary JUMP? Ages 8-12 years old. Registration ends on December 15th. Only 15 spaces available.
When: Saturday, December 17th from 10 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: JUMP Share Studio on the first floor.
"I've been an elementary and middle school teacher for 21 years and a foodie all of my life. A few years ago I decided to combine my two passions--teaching children and cooking--and hatched the idea for the Children's Culinary Institute. After that, I took the big jump to dedicate myself to the intense study of all things food, from how food and culture intermingle, to sustainability, to all the skills a great cook would employ. I've traveled to many wonderful places, both far and near, have eaten from Nampa to Naples, as well as meeting many of the best food-minds in our region. I've been on an amazing food journey and I'm so excited to take the children of our community on their own journey to discover the joy of cooking."
What inspires you?
"I believe deeply in the growth mindset, that you can cultivate your abilities and improve your intelligence, learn perseverance and resilience, and that the view you adopt for yourself profoundly affects the way you lead your life. As I travel, whether in Chamonix, France or the Willamette Valley, I'm inspired to learn everything I can about the food I eat and the people I meet. It's so much fun--yes, learning can be fun! What really inspires me, though, is when I can take what I've learned and teach it to someone else. To see my passion transferred into a young person, seeing them light up with a new interest or understanding, is so incredibly rewarding. I'm inspired to push myself to grow and my students to grow, encouraging us all toward great adventures and the best possible versions of ourselves."
What is JUMP?
JUMP – or Jack’s Urban Meeting Place – is a not-for-profit, interactive creative center and community gathering place in the heart of downtown Boise. Please go to jumpboise.org to learn more.
This class is out of my price range, what can I do?
Offering affordable opportunities to everyone in the community is a key priority. We appreciate your patience as we work to develop a scholarship program.
Do you have accommodations for people with disabilities?
Absolutely. We support the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and encourage participation by everyone. If you require special accommodations to participate in our programs or use our facilities, please email email@example.com.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
You may bus, bike, drive, walk, skip, etcetera. Check Boise's bus schedule at valleyride.org. We love bikers and have beautiful bike racks to secure your ride throughout the facility. Apologies, but our parking garage is still under construction and we do not have on-site parking at the moment. Paid parking will be available in the future. Parking options include the BoDo parking garage at 9th and Front and the garage by Hotel 43 located at 234 S 10th Street and Front. Please use the crosswalk at 9th and Broad Street to access JUMP. ADA parking available onsite, please email requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the refund policy?
We depend on your enrollment for a successful class so please plan your schedule carefully. Classes which do not meet minimum enrollment are subject to cancellation. Refunds are issued in full if the class or program is cancelled, if you cancel at least seven days before the starting date of the class, or for documented medical reasons.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please email email@example.com with any questions/concerns/compliments/puns.