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Chefsville Kids

Chefsville Kids: Discover Language Arts through Cooking (Residency Program) On Campus 2024

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Residency, On Campus Professional Development, On Campus Program
Prof. Dev., Pre K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Community/Fam., Talented/Gifted, Special Ed, Bilingual


Join us as we use a combination of lessons, images, videos, and cooking demonstrations to explore the world of language arts. Students will discover the exciting world of language arts through cooking, health, and nutrition. Topics such as critical thinking, problem-solving, and active listening will be covered as students learn how to identify and deal with barriers to effective communication. Our program discusses attitudes and choices concerning food and evaluates how they affect students while helping to build a vocabulary that will allow students to clearly and intellectually discuss their likes and dislikes in the culinary world. Students will be able to recognize new different types of text/vocabulary in the kitchen, such as recipes, menus, cooking books, ingredient lists, etc. Students will learn how to properly follow a recipe and directions We’ll learn to identify the purpose and message conveyed by food in different kinds of media, such as book publications, movies, advertising, and more. We’ll also discuss grammar, abbreviations, irregular verbs, and compound words. Activities like crosswords and ciphers assist students in making sense of their world while developing the skills to evaluate healthier choices in their personal lives. Students will get to take a recipe, so they put to work their newly learned skills. These fun programs help students understand what it is like to work with food and connect the skills they learn in the classroom. Volunteer audience participants may work with ingredients, and equipment, and perform cooking techniques demonstrated by the Chef. This can be a single or up to five sessions. While the hourly rate is for 1 hour, we recommend back-to-back or once-a-week sessions.

Students Will

  • Literacy Connection: The Art of Simple Food: Notes, Lessons, and Recipes from a Delicious Revolution, Alice Waters, ISBN 0307336794
  • Use their listening, comprehension, and ability to follow a set of instructions tested by joining the instructor when making a recipe, using equipment and working with ingredients.
  • View various recipes, ads, menus and other forms of culinary literature to demonstrate and connect with informational, reference, or entertainment purposes of communication.
  • Develop a cooking vocabulary to enable students to have constructive description of foods they like and dislike to their parents.
  • Identify different parts of recipes and menus (along with other forms of culinary literature).
  • Through a lively presentation, storytelling, and listening attentively to recognize and distinguish how many forms of writings are used in the food world (cookbooks, magazines, blogs, online articles, coupons, menus and the food bill).
  • Participate in a food tasting of a demonstrated recipe (upon principal approval).


Dates: Monday - Friday
Times: 8:15am - 1:15pm
Duration: 1 hour, up to 9 sessions, minimum of 2 back to back programs recommended
School Fee: Price Per Additional Hour: $150.00
Price Per Hour: $229.00
Minimum Attendance: 5
Maximum Attendance: 28
Bilingual: No
Technical Needs: Digital projector, ELMO, electrical outlets, speaker system (if needed), laptop, cart, access to copier, 1 or 2 - 8ft table, and trash can
Other Information: Call Chef Sarah at 972-800-5344 to schedule program.

Scheduling / Booking

Instructions: Please book event at least 2 weeks in advance, if possible. Book events as soon as possible because demand for Chefsville Kids programming has dramatically increased. For scheduling, availability and confirmation of program please contact Chefsville at 972.516.0325 or e-mail [email protected]. *** Chefsville can substitute or fill-in for other programs that have conflicts of time from another vendor/artist or to avoid cancellation of your program entirely. Please call and give us at least two days notice. For site managers, or other leads, please provide teacher's name, phone number and e-mail address when calling. This will allow for quick and efficient scheduling of your program. Also please have the voucher and approval code with you. Program is confirmed when voucher is approved. If you reach our voicemail, please leave school name, your name and phone# and times you are available and what program and date(s) of interest.
Deadline: Program must be booked 2 weeks before desired date.
Cancellation Policy: There are no cancellations, only rescheduling of the program within 2 weeks of scheduled date. Please make sure that scheduling is not on state or DISD testing dates. Other than inclement weather, Chefsville will charge for scheduled events on the day event was scheduled. Failure to notify Chefsville two weeks in advance of the scheduled date of any schedule changes or failure to attend the scheduled event will result in the school paying the full price to the program in accordance with the approved voucher.
After School Policy: The program must be at the same location for multiple sessions. Written parental permission required to be at this program after school unless it is a Thriving Minds program. A school faculty member must be available at all times. Additionally, the school is responsible for providing a roster, and approved parent pick up instructions. Private payments should be made prior to the venue unless other arrangements are made in advance in writing.

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