If you think cooking is just about following a recipe, think again! In this class we will go beyond the basic skills to unlock your inner chef. We will explore how bringing your culinary visions to life will require you to tune into the world, use all your senses and think on your feet. Learn how to plate your creations in a way that wows your friends and family and keeps them coming back for more. We will go beyond the BrainBoost kitchen to take tours of professional kitchens and use our inner food critics as patrons to restaurants. Along the way we will be learning how to make use of the abundant local foods available to us and how to minimize waste. Come cook with me!
Your Teacher – Rachel Lovick
Naturally wild at heart, Rachel turned her tumultuous teenage years into an unstoppable passion for the culinary arts. Born and raised in East Vancouver, she completed the kitchen training program at the now-closed Picasso Café, and soon after took her apron on the road, working in kitchens as far away as Newfoundland. It was when she returned to Vancouver that she found a kitchen she could call home at Aphrodite’s Organic Café and Pie Shop in Kitsilano. In her eight years at Aphrodite’s, Rachel has gone from working as morning cook, baking bread and muffins, to running the show as the Executive Chef.
Rachel is excited to start her next project: bringing her passion and knowledge of food to the youth at BrainBoost! Devoted to the farm-to-table movement, she is an expert at sourcing and preparing local and organic vegetables and meats. Whether you’re gluten-free, lactose-free, vegetarian or vegan,Rachel has a recipe just for you.
How much does it cost?
+ $150 supply fee (lunch included)
When is it?
Wednesday & Friday 10 – 12
What are the dates?
Term 2: January 31 – June 15
What ages is it appropriate for?
14 – 18
What credits can be earned?