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In the Kitchen Instructors

Ari Taymor

After working in Michelin-starred and James Beard-winning restaurants in San Francisco and Southern France, Chef Taymor opened his first restaurant, Alma, in…

Yaniv Cohen

Yaniv Cohen’s passion for food began at the age of 5, when he was put in charge of helping his mother cook and set the table. He grew up in Israel, but his…

Candace Walsh

Candace graduated from the French Culinary Institute in NYC and earned a degree in culinary arts. After working in restaurants, catering and cooking as a…

Jeffrey Brana

One of Jeffrey’s earliest food memories revolves around a one hundred year-old orange tree in his grandmother’s backyard. This tree in Central Florida, at…

Ana Sofía Peláez

Ana Sofía Peláez is a Miami-based food writer covering the spectrum of Latin American cuisine on her blog Hungry Sofia. She has been featured by the New…

This class was not only incredibly well organized, but highly engaging and rapidly became one of the highlights of the children’s week. I was particularly impressed that she was able to translate her own obvious expertise into language that the children were able to understand and learn from. She took the children through weekly ‘food journeys’, choosing topics that were varied and stimulating. These ranged from the clearly entertaining ‘chocolate’ theme, to other food groups, which would appear less immediately appealing to children, such as ‘herbs’ ‘spices’ and ‘fruit’, but which solicited the same high levels of engagement from the children. Each lesson was the perfect balance of theory, practice and tasting, meaning that the children, although young, remained engaged throughout and were encouraged to experiment with new foods and tastes which they would otherwise have avoided.
Samantha Gleave – Parent