Kids Cook Memphis: Day Camps for Young Cooks

Here’s what folks are saying: a blog post from a happy Kids Cook parent.

I’m Liz Phillips, and I’ve been helping kids find their way around the kitchen for 10 years. I have a particular interest in food science and mindful but joyful eating. I’m also an award-winning food writer whose work has appeared in publications such as Memphis Parent and Edible Memphis.

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In previous lives, I’ve been an English teacher and a film editor; nowadays I’m a librarian and a high school culinary arts teacher. I have two sons who eat most of what I cook and two dogs who’ll eat anything I drop on the floor.

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For my camps, cooking experience is not necessary, but enthusiastic interest is. At Kids Cook Memphis, I introduce young people to the process of preparing home-cooked food. Because I teach basic, real-world skills, my kids’ cooking classes are unique in the Memphis area.

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My goals for my students? Competence, an appreciation for the food they eat at home, and the joy and satisfaction that come from serving a meal prepared with care and love.

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Kids Cook camps happen in the Church Health Center teaching kitchen in Crosstown Concourse during the month of June.DSC_0002

For more information, contact me at (901) 598-0031 or at schenck65@me.com.