I recently had the pleasure of sitting in on a Rainbow Chefs children's cooking class in San Francisco. The CEO of Rainbow Chefs is Lana Elgart. Rainbow Chefs instructs kids and their families how to create colorful and healthy plates of food. Lana's program engages kids and transforms them into young chefs with her interactive and visual cooking techniques.
Lana's inspiration for beginning Rainbow Chefs was wanting to make a difference in the lives of as many kids/families as possible by helping lead a healthy lifestyle. Knowing how much childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes are on the rise and how much our young generation is consuming processed foods, she decided that educating them in simple things like nutrition, meal planning, portion control, kitchen safety, healthy cooking, and manners/etiquette would really help them make the right choices in the future. Having three children of her own, really makes her feel like it is imperative to help this generation to be on the right track.
The class I sat in on was held at a private school in San Francisco with Chef Scott Davis leading the class. He was fantastic with the group of five children, ages from between 1st to 5th grades. His ability to keep the young kids under control, engaged and focused all at the same time in a very positive way, was awe-inspiring.
It was close to Halloween so the no-bake recipe was Creepy Spider Macaroons.
The kids took turn measuring and mixing.
And finally, creating their very own Creepy Spider.
Rainbow Chefs has been in existence for about three years and their youngest class is Mommy and Me at the age of three. Classes are scheduled for 60 minutes. Rainbow Chefs also offer Birthday Party classes! So cool! The birthday party classes are approximately 2-3 hours. How fun would it be to schedule a class for your child's b-day while the parents sip and nibble in another room?!! Full or 1/2 day Camps are also available. Kids need not have any prior experience in the kitchen to participate, it's open to everyone, including children with special needs and or dietary restrictions.
For more information or to book a class or party, visit the website.... Rainbow Chefs