Mini Chef School Holiday Programme

Do your children bed to help you cook?  Do they constantly ask you what you are making for tea, or baking?  Do they have their own kids’ cookery books, or watch TV shows that have cooking competitions?  Do you love spending quality time with your children (as you will need to be on hand when sharp knives and the oven are used)?

We, at International Culinary Studio, with your input and feedback, have created a cooking course designed specially to keep your children occupied during the school holidays!

These courses can be done from your very own home kitchen, using your own equipment and ingredients, and can be enjoyed by family and friends.  Along with lots of new skills they will learn, the course will also include a lot of cooking and baking, from a Mystery Basket of Ingredients, you will create your own dip, main course and dessert, learn how to make your own fresh pasta with a delicious sauce, and of course, a range of Biscuits (Baking Course) and Decorated Cupcakes (Cooking Course)!

Each course takes about 20 hours, and each morning at 11am (NZ Time), you will have access to Chef Andy and Chef Ken for discussion time, where you can ask those questions that need answering to help you successfully complete the course.

Impress your family and friends with your new skills and be confident enough to enter the culinary world in the future!

Duration

This self-paced programme is designed to be completed in 20 hours.  A maximum of 2 weeks is allowed for this course.

Online Studies

On enrolment, you will receive your own login for access to the full course programme, and step by step instructions to guide you along the way.  Your child will need access to a computer / laptop for instructions and will upload photographs or their completed dishes for the Chef Instructors to see.  They will need to research ideas for their Mystery Basket Ingredients to surprise our Chef Instructors with their creations.

The full course will be completed from your own home, via our Learner Management System.

Our Key Benefits will ensure you stay motivated whilst studying with International Culinary Studio.  Once registered, your Student Experience will be accessible and your learning material available on any pc, portable or mobile smart device (see technology requirements).  Our Chef Instructors will be available and will guide you through your programme to successful course completion.

*Please ensure you have the correct kitchen equipment.

Choose between our COOKERY or BAKING & DESSERTS Course!

COOKING - Course Outline

  • Introduction to Food Safety and Hygiene
  • Correct Dress for the Kitchen
  • Recognising Kitchen Equipment
  • Introduction to a Glossary of French Kitchen Terminology
  • Tour a Virtual Kitchen and learn the equipment, hygiene and chefs tips
  • Learn how to plan a production work flow (what to cook first and last)
  • How to write a shopping list for your recipe
  • How to work out how much your recipe costs
  • Cook the following list of recipes:
    • Learn how to make FRESH Pasta and a Tomato Based Sauce
    • Learn to make Parmesan Wafers and a Dip (using Mystery Basket Ingredients)
    • Design and cook a Main Course and Dessert (using Mystery Basket Ingredients)
    • Bake and Decorate your own filled Cupcakes using Icing and Piping Techniques
    • Learn how to work with Chocolate and make Chocolate Moulds, which make great gifts for family and friends

BAKING & DESSERTS - Course Outline

  • Introduction to Food Safety and Hygiene
  • Correct Dress for the Kitchen
  • Recognising Kitchen Equipment
  • Introduction to a Glossary of French Kitchen Terminology
  • Tour a Virtual Kitchen and learn the equipment, hygiene and chefs tips
  • Learn how to plan a production work flow
  • How to write a shopping list for your recipe
  • How to work out how much your recipe costs
  • Bake the following list of recipes:
    • Meringues or Pavlova
    • A range of shaped, and different flavoured Biscuits, and how to decorate
    • Choose from a range of filled Cupcakes or bake a Cake and decorate
    • Swiss Roll, filled, rolled and presented
    • Chocolate Mousse served with a Biscuit Tuille

Outcome Options

International Culinary Studio: Certificate of Achievement

Once you have successfully completed this programme you will be awarded with an International Culinary Studio Certificate of Achievement.

INVESTMENT:  $ 49  NOW ONLY $ 20!

 

The investment includes:

  • Personal online login to our Learner Management System
  • Course Plan
  • All study material and access to demonstration videos
  • Support and Mentoring from our Qualified Chef Instructor
  • Interactive webinars and discussion boards with fellow students and Chef Instructors weekdays at 11am (NZ Time)
  • Mystery Basket Final Submission for marking
  • Online e-Portfolio
  • Certificate of Achievement

PLEASE NOTE: You will need to use ingredients from your pantry, and buy your own ingredients – estimated budget $50

Minimum Enrolment Requirements

  • Must be 8 years or older
  • Parent / Caregiver must be available for supervision
  • If English is not your first language, you must be able to read the instructions in English or have a translator present.

What our little friends have to say!

“Chef Andy is a great inspiration for kids.  I was very impressed with all of his cooking achievements.  I am grateful for all the effort he put in just to teach about safety and the importance of leaning how to cook.” – Mia, Year 6

 

“I enjoyed the time Chef Andy spent with the class.  He taught us lots, like the dress code, what the pleats in the hat meant and the opportunity to cook and create.  Overall Chef Andy is a lovely person to have in the class.” – Scarlett, Year 6

 

“Chef Andy is the best Chef ever.  I would travel around the world and inspect a million great Chef’s cooking , but none more would be better than Chef Andy.” – Hamish, Year 5.

Choose between our COOKERY or BAKING & DESSERTS Course...or do BOTH!