Our mission is to empower kids with the culinary skills and knowledge to make healthy and nourishing choices in an atmosphere of fun and cooperation.
C'est si Bon! rests on 3 acres with a working garden of seasonal herbs and vegetables. Our programs are nationally recognized with a decidedly 'in-the-french-countryside' ambiance and philosophy.
Please try our recipe for Chorizo and Caramelized Onion Figs
If you are an aspiring chef or just insanely interested in learning to cook good food, please join us for Summer 2017!
We welcome vegetarians!
Hours: 9 am - 3 pm Monday - Friday.
Students Per Week: 16-20
Weekly Summary of Activities
Rule #1 – Try everything! You might just love it!
Palate games - developing students' awareness of tastes and aromas, ending with a blind tasting bee.
Group cooking activity - includes knife skills, making puff pastry from scratch, pasta, bread, and iron chef competition
Break up into teams – 4 students per instructor
Review recipes as a group
Hands-on preparation of your recipes.
Team presentation of your recipes
Enjoy lunch, course by course.
Students discuss what they learned and favorite dishes
Dismissed Until The Next Day
Each day at each table; both the kitchen table and the lunch table, we hope you will gain confidence in your abilities to joyfully join with your fellow kid-chefs, instructors and other staff to converse and describe your tastes. We hope too that you will gain an understanding on cooking basics and comprehend the difference between simply producing a recipe and applying your very unique passion and taste and make a dish truly your own.
We will discover that any ingredient such as eggplant or chicken prepared in Italy, France, Japan, India, South America, the Caribbean, and North Carolina may taste incredibly different because its been made with specific cultural, culinary, historical, spiritual, and geographical differences. But it is still chicken, or eggplant. And delicious.
Thank you! We are very excited to take this journey in cooking with you.
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