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 A shelter-in-place order is in effect for all Alameda County residents. City facilities are closed and non-essential meetings and events are cancelled.  Find more information here.

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Virtual Classes 4x6

 

Exercise your brain and tap into your creative side. Don't have a 'creative side'? We disagree and challenge you to take advantage of all the extra time you have at home to have a little fun. 

YOUTH CLASSES

Kitchen Explorers
Day: Monday
Time: 2– 3:30 pm
Dates: May 18 - June 8, 2020 (4 classes)
Cost: $78/$88
Ages: 8-12.5
Instructor: Alicia Faris
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Calling all prospectors! The expedition begins right in your own kitchen! We will discover delectable new dishes and taste our way through the bounty of Californian cuisine. Each cooking adventure will focus on an exploration of food using all 5 senses, engaging with numerous aspects of your child’s education. Together we will get creative with down-to-earth dishes such as Harvest Bowls, Veggie Fries, and Sweet Potato Brownies. Each class covers skill-based, hands-on cooking activities using flexible templates; a culinary goldmine for students to share. 

All participants will receive detailed welcome instructions, a supplies list, and template recipes
before classes begin in order to be prepared with everything students need to succeed. 

Note: Some parental assistance may be required depending on your child’s skill level, we will be
using the oven, and to a lesser extent, the stove-top. 

 

Gram-it! Confident Cooking for Creative Chefs
Day: Monday
Time: 4:30-6pm
Dates: May 18-June 18 2020 (4 classes)
Cost: $78/$88
Ages: 13-17
Instructor: Alicia Faris, info@pathtopanacea
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This teen class will build motivation and confidence in the kitchen by emphasizing foundational cooking techniques. Holistic nutritionist Alicia Faris will guide you through the exploration of new flavors and cooking styles. Beyond basic recipes, we'll dive into the essentials for becoming a confident chef. Together we will learn to use flexible templates that will help you cook from-scratch meals with your own creative flare. Get your camera (and your fork) ready for insta-worthy dishes such as Rainbow Tacos, Sweet Potato Brownies, and Oven-Fried Chicken to keep you full and fulfilled.

All participants will receive detailed welcome instructions, a supplies list, and template recipes before classes begin in order to be prepared with everything students need to succeed.

*Some parental assistance may be required depending on your teen’s skill level, we will be using the oven, and to a lesser extent, the stove-top.

OTHER RESOURCES*

Put a Smile on Your Face While Sheltering in Place

Press and preserve a flower. Spring has sprung in Albany, and flowers are blooming throughout the city. There are multiple ways to preserve a spring flower so that you can enjoy spring throughout the year. Check out YouTube for tutorial videos!  

Make a collage using old newspapers, magazines, or greeting cards. Have a drawer full of out-of-date magazines or birthday cards? Get creative with some scissors, glue or tape, and make a collage! 

Take up sewing! - Now is the perfect time to practice your knitting or sewing skills. Practice by sewing your own cloth face mask or sewing one for a friend

Cook something new – Open up one of the cookbooks you’ve (probably) never opened before and follow a recipe or two! Feeling adventurous? Create a dish using only ingredients you already have in your pantry. Email your recipe with friends and family! 

Rainbows and bears. Draw pictures of rainbows or put a stuffed bear in your front window. Walkers-by can count the rainbows on their walks and go on a ‘bear hunt’. Take photos and send them to us – we’d love to share the positivity of our community!  

*Please note that we do not endorse, collect payment on behalf of, or receive funds to advertise any of the third-party sites or services listed or referenced on this page