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Kids Class: French Bistro for Ages 8-12

The "Croque Monsieur" is the classic Parisian cafe sandwich.  It's like a fancy ham and cheese.  Add a perfectly fried egg on top and it becomes a "Croque Madame". In this class, Chef will teach you all the skills you need to create this amazing French Bistro staple. You will also make a fresh summer vegetable salad and a dessert of caramelized banana. Bon appetit!

- Classes are limited to 12 students with one Chef Instructor and two support staff.
- Each student cooks individually at their own cook top/prep station. No groups. 
- Every student will learn every aspect, not just bits and pieces. Hands-on learning.
- Every day, campers will cook a full meal, and usually have leftovers to take home!

  • Croque Monsieur or Croque Madame
  • Fresh Summer Vegetable Salad
  • Caramelized Banana
Skills Learned:
  • Mise en place
  • Kitchen/Knife Safety
  • Knife Skills
  • Saute
  • Egg Cookery
  • Simmer
  • Plating/Presentation

Comfortable clothes, closed-toe shoes, and long hair pulled back is recommended.

Parents/guardians may stay for the duration of the class, but are encouraged to sit back, relax, and let the campers work independently.

7-day cancellation policy. Call for same-day scheduling.

This class is also available for Ages 13-16 on July 1st!

Chef Instructor: Gerrie Bielefeld

Chef Gerrie has over 35 years of experience as a culinary instructor, executive chef, hospitality expert, and culinary consultant and is a proud graduate of The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York and holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from The Conrad Hilton College of The University of Houston, Texas. She was also the Senior Culinary Instructor for The International Culinary School at The Art Institute in Cincinnati.  Chef Gerrie is a culinary expert, “seasoned” teacher, and hilarious kitchen adventurer. She has hilarious stories that you'll have to hear to believe...nothing's off the table when you're with her! Leave your inhibitions behind and let Chef Gerrie be your guide to combining food, flavor, and fun. You may just like it (and her) too much!

Our recipes use common ingredients that may or may not be specified in the menu, including various fruits and vegetables, nuts, meats, spices, wheat flours, etc. If you have a food allergy or dietary restriction we should be aware of, please call or email before attending the class. We may or may not be able to accommodate.


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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.