“When Children Cook, They Eat”: Children will learn how to prepare foods safely and will have the opportunity to taste the foods they make
Cooking with Kids, which provides handson, multicultural cooking classes for children aged 4 to 9, will offer fall classes Sundays at 11 a.m., from September 24 to November 12 (excluding October 8), at New Era Creative Space, located at 1016 Brown Street in Peekskill. “The children will learn how to prepare foods safely and will have the opportunity to taste the foods they make,” says Cooking with Kids owner and teacher Sharon NDiaye. “When children cook, they eat.”
Learning how to cook is currently in vogue, mirroring the popularity of celebrity chefs on cooking shows. As a result, many children are interested in learning how to cook, NDiaye says.
“Kids love my Cooking Around the World classes because they get to do it themselves and enjoy the sensory and creative processes of cooking with their peers,” she explains. “Parents love the classes because their children learn important life skills and try new foods without them having to deal with the mess, the time involved or battles of will.”
With a background in restaurants, international cultural immersion programs and children’s education, NDiaye has been teaching multicultural cooking classes in Northern Westchester since 2013. “I’m passionate about multicultural education and cross-cultural understanding, and I’m also a foodie,” she says, “so Cooking with Kids is a natural combination of my passions.”