The Williams-Sonoma flagship store in Sonoma recently reopened its doors after a major facelift. Since then, the W-S in-store classes have become a must when traveling to Sonoma. From technique classes, to cooking classes, and even, you guessed it, kid focused classes, you've got to add a Williams-Sonoma workshop onto your itinerary the next time you're in the area.
Kelly and I shared how much we enjoyed our salad class earlier this month, but today is all about the kids! Kelly's husband studied Culinary Arts in Burgundy, France for four years, and I can tell you from first hand experience - he's an amazing chef. So an appreciation for food is ingrained in Kelly's family. What better way to teach their daughters about fresh ingredients, and the process of cooking than by letting them gain experience in a professional kitchen?
Williams-Sonoma's junior chef program is an awesome way for children to learn in a formal environment surrounded by their peers. Earlier this week, I watched as all of the young students in the class helped prepare their own raviolis, and loved seeing their faces light up when they were able to help prepare their own food.
One little girl was even taking notes, and asked her mom if they could remake the meal at home. I never want to sound negative, but with so many children facing diabetes and obesity, it's more important than ever for kids to be proud about what they're putting into their bodies, but even more important for them to be educated about nutritional content.
The Junior Chef program put on by Williams-Sonoma is the perfect way to give your child the opportunity to work with a chef in a professional kitchen, and learn all about their food! Most classes are free, although some require a small fee, it is well worth it! They will learn how to prepare an easy meal, and get to help make their own food. You can see all of the upcoming events here, and to sign up for a class, simply call your local store.