Saturday, January 14, 2017

Tierra Pacifica Charter School Aspiring Young Chefs Rocked the Kitchen!

The Creative Hands of Aspiring Young Chefs 

Tierra Pacifica Charter School Aspiring Young Chefs Rocked the Kitchen!

Nestled in the beautiful neighborhood of Live Oak between the magnificent towns of Santa Cruz and Capitola, Tierra Pacifica Charter School is very special in so many ways!  One of the most special things about this beautiful school is their empowerment of aspiring young chefs. 

Tierra Pacifica Charter School was formed in 1998, as a collaborative effort among parents, teachers and community members committed to the development of the whole child (Kindergarten through 8th grade).  

I met Bengie Hodges, school’s Development Coordinator and a foodie at Live Oak Farmer’s Market. We made immediate connection as we both share the immense value of hand-on learning such as cooking classes for kids.  So, when I was asked by Bengie to teach cooking classes, I immediately said yes.  Eating healthy foods starts at a very young age and teaching kids how to make healthy and delicious food is the best way to inspire them. So, with great excitement, I got to work and designed a series of vegan Mediterranean cooking classes for the students.   

Class 1 – Moroccan Couscous Salad with Lavender Lemon Tahini Dressing  
Class 2 Pear Lavender Parfait  
Class 3 Tangy Veggie Wrap with Yogurt Ginger Dressing  
Class 4 Artisan Chocolates with Organic Herbs, Flowers & Fleur de Sel  

Yesterday, in our first cooking class we had a very delicious and fun time with 10 foodies and aspiring young chefs.  We made a Vegan Moroccan Couscous Salad with Lavender Tahini Dressing, which they all loved, enjoyed and promised to make it at home.  I handed out the recipe to all the students in addition to my story as a Vegetarian Mediterranean Personal Chef and Culinary Instructor, which continue to bring immense joy into my life.  I have also posted the recipe on my blog for everyone to enjoy!

Thank you Bengie, Alex, Kitty, the amazing aspiring young chef students and the Tierra Pacifica Charter School for the wonderful opportunity to share my love and passion for vegan-vegetarian-Mediterranean cooking with you!

I look forward to our second delicious cooking class, which we'll be making a Pear Lavender Parfait.

Chef Ellie Lavender
Vegan Mediterranean Personal Chef
Culinary Instructor
Lavender Design + Cuisine

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