- Written by by Queen Munguti for Kenyakidz
Kenyan parents can register their children for a cooking camp that can not only help equip them with a necessary life skill but is also gives them a sense of independence.
Teaching children to cook helps them to prepare for the future this is according to the US Child Development Institute: “By giving them these skills it may help prevent them from getting stuck when necessity or principles call them to cook their own food. They also take control of their own health and can give their body just what it needs nutritionally, both now and in the future.”
For 45 degrees kitchen, the organizer of the camp, children will learn skills that they can replicate at home. “Basically, the camp involves the children cooking with Chef Harold, the head chef and co-owner of the restaurant,” said Rose Wahome the director and co-owner. “The children will be taught about different ingredients, how to make different food and they will also have a chance to tour 45 degrees kitchen’s organic garden.”
The menu for the two day camp will include: arabiatta pasta and pan fried chicken with garlic bread on 18th July. Mashed potatoes and roasted chicken with vegetables on 19th July, which the children will prepare and eat.
Chef Harold Sena-Akoto was inspired to start the cooking camp in Kenya after doing it in different countries. “We moved back from Carlifornia, US, where we hosted a similar cooking camp so we thought it would be a good idea if we also had another one here.”
“We will be hosting it during the school holidays: July, August and December.”
The cooking learning sessions will be two hours long from 10am to 12 pm on the two days. The camp is for children eight years and above.
It will take place at the restaurant which is situated in Garden Estate, Thika. Charges are Sh3000 per child.
To get in touch or register for the camp, call 0705151086.