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Chefsville Kids

Chefsville Kids: Discover Language Arts through Cooking (Assembly Program) On Campus 2019-20

Time Frames
During School Day, After School, Summer, Weekend
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


Food is a fantastic vehicle for providing an exciting learning adventure that will captivate students, and is versatile enough to connect to any academic medium - even language arts! In this program, students will discover the exciting world of language arts through cooking, health, and nutrition. Student's interest in reading and writing will be built up by looking at the exciting industries of cooking and hospitality. 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 that they encounter daily. This 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. Activities like crosswords and ciphers assist students in making sense of their world while developing the skills to make healthier choices to better their success. Language Arts connects with food through all of the publications (books, magazines, advertising, social media), menus, food labels, sequencing cooking instructions, reading and working recipes, brainstorming flavors, describing plating techniques, demonstrating utensils and equipment, understanding various roles in the industry including fun ones like bloggers, food stylists, TV show personalities, writing scripts, editing reviews and reading the bill when it comes from the waiter. Volunteer audience participants may work with ingredients, equipment, and and perform cooking techniques demonstrated by the Chef.

Students Will

  • Literacy Connection: The Art of Simple Food: Notes, Lessons, and Recipes from a Delicious Revolution, Alice Waters, ISBN 0307336794
  • Follow multi-step directions, work as a team, and recognize the importance of trust and respect in a kitchen
  • Develop a cooking vocabulary to enable students to have constructive description of foods they like and dislike to their parents
  • See through a lively presentation, and storytelling, recognize and distinguish various forms of advertisements, written works, images, and graphics, in various forms of media that impact human behavior.
  • 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.
  • Participate in a food tasting of a demonstrated recipe (upon principal approval)
  • View various recipes, ads, menus and other forms of culinary literature to demonstrate and connect with informational, reference, or entertainment purposes of communication.


Dates: Monday - Friday, Contact Chef Scott for weekend availability.
Times: 8:15am - 1pm, and evenings for PTA/PTO
Duration: 1 hour
School Fee: Flat Rate: $339.00
Minimum Attendance: 20
Maximum Attendance: 400
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: This assembly is tailored to be appropriate for early, middle, or upper elementary grades. 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 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 to the approved voucher.
After School Policy: 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 venue unless other arrangements are made in advance.

Educational Materials

      Food Descriptions Vocabulary 1
      What is the USDA - Reading Comprehension Grades 4-6
      Homophone Chefs 3rd Grade

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