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The Merry Elves’ Family Cookie Baking & Decorating Workshop! (Another Class Added on Sun 12/20)

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1 Seat available
Price $75.00
Instructor: Rachel VanStratton
Location: The Culinary Center of Kansas City

The holidays just aren’t complete without a fun, family-focused party where everyone makes decorated holiday treats to take home and show off.  So, let’s kick off the holiday season the right way... with a very special 4-hour family-friendly pastry fundamentals class that will cover serious and useful cookie baking and decorating techniques and tips that will have you making your own colorful holiday cookies like a pro in no time. 

We invite all you 'kids' (ages 5 and up) to experience this fun and interactive, old-fashioned holiday festivity.  Our Head Elf, Rachel Van Stratton, is an experienced culinary instructor and cookie decorator extraordinaire, so you’ll be learning from a very talented cookie pastry artist. 

It will be an informative morning as adults and kids explore the fundamentals of cookie making, handling, baking and decorating. Rachel will show you how to make a basic Vanilla Sugar Cookie Dough. Then, move on to tips and techniques for rolling it out, cutting them with fun cookie cutters to make different holiday designs, and baking. 

While the cookies are baking and cooling, she’ll get your imagination flowing as she instructs while whipping up a batch of perfect Royal Icing.  Then, she’ll move on and explore decorating techniques like piping, flooding and using fun candies as embellishments.

You’ll get to tie on an apron and step into the decorating details as you practice what you’ve learned and work on colorful holiday designs, step-by-step. Lots of valuable hands-on experience as well as step-by-step instructions as she shows you how to use these techniques to transform a plain cookie into some of her favorite holiday designs. Of course she’ll have some sample cookies decorated to show you how it’s done. 

We’ll have holiday music, hot cocoa and munchies available, too!  At the end of this class, we’ll send you home with your sweet holiday cookie creations in a baker’s box, all ready to show off …and to EAT, of course!  Register early because this fun holiday workshop always sell out fast!

NOTE: Each child 8 or under must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older.  Two registrations would be needed in the event an adult accompanies a child 8 or under.  

PARTICIPATION CLASS | Snacks & Take-Home Decorated Cookies
Sat 11/28/20    10:00 a.m. - 2:
00 p.m.


We Require A Waiver Signed By Parent/Legal Guardian: 

·         Prior to admittance to this class, a Waiver must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.    [Click here to download the Waiver]

·         Note that the Waiver requires that you provide  (1) a phone numberwhere you can be reached during the class if necessary and (2) name(s) of any additional people who are authorized to pick upthe child after class.  

·         We encourage you to print off a copy of this Waiver, sign it and either 1) scan and email it to heather@kcculinary.comor 2) bring it to class with your student.  Without an appropriately signed Waiver your child will not be allowed to attend class.  We are sorry but we cannot make any exceptions to this rule.  Also note that If someone other than the parent signs a Waiver, they will need a legal document to be presented that shows without question that they have the legal authority to sign a Waiver on behalf of your child at that time.

What To Wear To Class:  For safety reasons, we also recommend that students wear close-toed shoes, long pants and have long hair pulled back.

If Your Child Plans To Attend Class With Someone Else,  For On-Site Classes, when your child arrives, please ask them to check in with our Class Assistant who will give them information as to where they will be seated.  We will be arranging our classrooms to allow for social distancing.  In order to comply with governmental orders and for the protection of our guests and staff, your child must wear a mask when here at The Culinary Center of Kansas City. If your child is planning to sit next to someone attending with them, we would suggest arriving at least 20 minutes prior to the same start time of the class so that we can address that request.  Both students would need to be comfortable with the request to be seated together. Thank you! 

Only Registered Students Allowed In The Classroom During Class:  This is so your child will have the best possible experience and the instructors have their full attention.  Parents should plan to pick up their students at the end of the advertised hours for their class.

Important Information Regarding Children With Special Needs:  Our cooking instructors are skilled in teaching culinary education at an age appropriate level.  Several of our instructors even have early childhood and teaching background and certification.  However, we are not equipped to work with, nor are these classes designed for, children who may have special needs, issues with focus, or difficulty with sitting still to listen and concentrate on the instructor or issues with relating to other students in a classroom setting.  When we encounter a student who requires significant special attention, the experience for the other students suffers.  While our class and cooking camps are well staffed, we just don’t have the staff to be able to allocate someone to work directly with your child for the entire class.  Should we identify a situation where we believe a student falls within one or more of these categories, we will be contacting you to pick up your students.  Unfortunately, we will not be able to issue a refund for all or any part of the class or camp fees.   Please feel free to call us to discuss any questions or concerns that you feel should be discussed in advance of your child’s class.  Please be aware of our 5-day cancellation policy.

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