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4H Cooking Class

Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by scarbelly, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Well we had our first class yesterday and what a great group of kids. 6 girls and one lucky boy!! He just doesn't know it yet.

    Here is the menu

    Beef Turnover Empanadas

    Pork San Choy Bau

    Chicken Mango Jalopeno Sausage

    Pumpkin Spice Cake (Thanks to Squirrel)

    Here are some pics of the food. Can not post the kids yet I forgot to get their permission

    This is the Pork


    Making the empanadas


    Cant show the finished pics cause the kids are holding them for their record books

    Here is the sausage made into patties with chipotle mayo they also made


    Here is the cake they made and decorated- we changed the icing to a cream cheese icing



    We get these kids for a little over 3 hours so we are going at a pretty fast pace with them. Great bunch and willing to do anything we challenge them with.

    Thanks for looking  
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  2. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    looks great gary and it's nice to see someone working with today's youth...........thx!
  3. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    That's just flat out Great Garry !  [​IMG]

  4. werdwolf

    werdwolf Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Awesome! Working with the kids was a treat I hope!
  5. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Legendary Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks awesome. Its great to be able to give back and guide the youth.
  6. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Yes indeed there Gary you are doing a great thing there. Now like Micheal Simon says if you teach them a dish they will eat and if you teach them a technique they will be able to create a thousand dishes. I really like that cake......fat kid you know. 
  7. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Mark we talked about that very thing in class yesterday. We teach them food and knife safety for the first 30 minutes or so. Then we speak about each recipe and what could be changed so they get a sense of how to make it their own. We go around the room and ask for suggestions on how to change each recipe and get some interesting answers. The parents come for the last 20-30 minutes and they get to taste what the kids make. The biggest compliment we get is when the parents tell us how the kids use the recipes at home. It is really rewarding for us.
  8. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Hey Cheryl

    We got a call from a couple of the moms today and they are making the cake with their kids so it was a big hit

  9. nwdave

    nwdave Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG]to one and all and to you especially for taking the time to teach some life skills.
  10. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That's awesome! I think it's great that you and Mrs. Scar are doing this for the kids. We need more people like you!!!! You should hold on to that wesite for other desserts or baked goods. That lady is amazing. I recently made her homemade butterscotch pudding and it was to die for!!!! Congrats on a job well done my friend!!