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Junior Chefs (ages 9-14): Mama Mia! It’s a Handmade Italian Pizza Party

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Price $60.00
Instructor: Dr. Lisa Sharpe Elles
Location: The Culinary Center of Kansas City
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Every kid (ages 9-14) loves Italian food, right? Especially pizza. Today you’ll learn how to simple it is to make delicious pizzas in your own kitchen – yep, right down to the fresh dough and sauce!

Your experienced instructor, Dr. Lisa Sharpe Elles has been honing her pizza-making skills for some time now and will get our class started by teaching you to make a versatile pizza dough... all the way from scratch. 

Dr. Lisa is a chemistry professor and avid home cook and she’ll show you how to tap into your inner Alton Brown (think Food TV’s favorite kitchen scientist) as she teaches you how to play a bit with the science of gluten while you get your hands in the flour and learn how easy (and fun!) it is to prepare and use this fresh dough to make a New York-Style Thin Crust Pizza. The sky’s the limit as Dr. Lisa also uses the pizza dough to make a pan-style pizza pie that’s oh, soooo good. 

Not only is this a super fun cooking class – it also doubles as a baking class because we’ll learn about flour and yeast, how to roll the dough, how to prepare for baking and testing for doneness.

You’ll use all of your newfound pizza knowledge over and over again and let your creativity go wild as you impress your family and friends with fresh-made pizza pies at home.

Participation Class | Tasting & Take-Home, Ready-To-Bake Pizza Dough
Sat 7/24/21    10:00 a.m. - 12:30 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 3-day cancellation policy.

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