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(COOK!) Chef in Training (CIT) Two week course

Event Details

Dates: 6/19/17 - 6/23/17; 6/26/17 - 7/1/17
Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Paulding & Company kitchen (Directions)
Instructor: Francisco Machado
Cost: $1,225.00


Registration for this event is closed.
For ages 13 - 18, WAITLIST ONLY

Being a chef requires the development of skills and knowledge, and lots of experience. This class will focus on practice in five fundamental areas:  

Developing skills- care, handling, and proper use of kitchen tools, equipment, and appliances
Knowing your ingredients- procurement, safe and proper handling, characteristics and uses
Learning the rules of cooking- compatibility of foods, chemical reactions, formulas, how to work with recipes
Experimentation- using our gained knowledge, we play, bend the rules, try new things. Failure and success, both are fundamental to the experience.
Finding the joy in feeding others- The fulfillment of the creative process is in the sharing.

The class is divided into two weeks. Week one may be purchased as a standalone class, and is a prerequisite to week two.Image

During the second week, students will focus on procurement, learning about how to choose ingredients, and traveling by public transportation to some of the Bay Area’s many superb outlets for international and local foods. The week will culminate in a celebration on Saturday, July 1st, to which parents will be invited.

Lunch and snacks are included in this course.


COOK! Payment Policies

Registration and Refunds:

A 50% deposit must be paid at the time of registration to reserve child’s space. Balance will be automatically charged on May 18, 2018. For families registering after May 18th, tuition payment will be due-in-full at the time of registration. There is a 10% non-refundable deposit for each class. Refunds, minus the deposit, will be issued for cancellations more than two weeks prior to the start of camp. Cancellations made less than two weeks will only be granted a refund if the space vacated can be filled. There are no prorated fees for any days a participant cannot attend.

Discounts and Financial Aid
Sibling and Multi-class discounts: First child/class tuition will be calculated at full price. Second child/class tuition will receive $50 off tuition.  
Discounts will be automatically applied at the time of check out.

COOK! Programs offers financial aid on a first-come, first-served basis, determined by need and availability. Please contact us at to apply.