Science of Food
Week 1: June 19-23, 2017
Have you ever wondered why baking powder makes pancakes puffy? Or how gluten forms together to make a pie crust? There is so much science that occurs naturally in the foods we eat every day, please join us for a week at Camp KO to explore the Science of Food. Every day you will discover why certain reactions, emulsions, formations, and more, happen while creating many of the foods that are a part of your regular diets, but have probably never considered, until now! This session will also include time in the KO garden to explore the science behind soil to discover how and why vegetables grow in different weather conditions and terrains. You do not need to be an expert Chef, just bring your curiosity and get ready to learn while having fun in the kitchen classroom at Camp KO!
For students entering grades 5-11. Minimum enrollment 10, maximum enrollment 16.
Program runs from 8:30am-4:30pm
Cost: $495. Early Bird Discount: $445 until March 15.
Activity Fee: $25 - Covers all food, testing equipment, food science binder and apron.
Instructor: Lindsay Perkins is a freelance culinary educator, consultant, and Chef who works in the Hartford, Connecticut area, and beyond. Lindsay's signature style blends creativity and fun, which fosters an environment where kids and adults feel comfortable to explore and expand their culinary skills, without the added pressure of perfectionism. Her warm and encouraging nature shines through when teaching others how to cook and bake, giving a food demonstration in front of a large crowd, or working with a client to design the perfect culinary event.
A native of Wethersfield, Connecticut, Lindsay is a graduate of The University of Connecticut with a Bachelors of Art degree in English. She graduated from Connecticut Culinary Institute's Advanced Pastry & Baking Program, with honors distinction. Lindsay has worked in all aspects of the food and beverage industry for over 20 years. Her skills in Baking were developed during her years working at Truffles Bakery & Kitchen in Farmington, CT. Lindsay established her love for teaching during her time as a corporate trainer for The Rainforest Cafe, where she was a lead trainer for the "front of the house," opening many new restaurant locations around the country. In addition to her culinary talents, Lindsay has an extensive performing arts background in singing, acting, and dancing; filming food segments and print.
Most recently, Lindsay was the Chief Culinary Educator for 2-4-1 Sports, where she developed healthy recipes, curriculum, and taught cooking and growing classes in "physical literacy" at schools and organizations in CT. Lindsay also works with West Hartford nonprofit, Growing Great Schools, bringing healthy cooking and wellness classes to kids in West Hartford. In addition to being the Culinary Instructor and healthy foods Chef for Camp KO, Lindsay hosts cooking classes for kids and adults at Cookshop Plus in West Hartford Center and at The Mandell JCC.
Lindsay resides in West Hartford,CT with her husband and three children.
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