University of Illinois Extension
5 - 4

Morgan County Illinois Junior Chefs

Illinois Junior Chef’s is a fun hands on activity that kids enjoy. The children meet for fives days two hours each day. The children learn about safety in the kitchen first and then all of the different food groups. The children were able to cook two recipes each day. This year SNAP –Education partnered with the Master Gardeners as they used their skills to help the children bring the food to the table.  It turned out to be great fun and the children seemed to really enjoy getting to cook in a safe environment. At the end of the week, the children received a graduation certificate, a recipe book, and kitchen utensils for the job well done while their family enjoyed some Summer Chili and Eggs Olé.

 

6 - 4

Illinois Junior Chef 4H Teen Teacher 2017 part 1

Illinois Junior Chefs is a cooking school which is part of the SNAP-Education program. This cooking school was taught by an Illinois 4H teen teacher. Lessons focus on learning about healthy foods that taste great and cooking skills for 8-13 year old children. The children were able to learn basic cooking skills including the proper way to wash their hands, measuring, mixing, (creaming, beating, whipping etc.) , knife skills (chopping, dicing, mincing etc.) juicing fruits, why oxidative browning occurs in fruits, and how to use spices to name a few. The children were able to prepare one to two recipes a day with the help of an volunteer with each group of 4-5 children. The children were also taught why they should eat a balanced meal with encouragement to try new foods.

3 - 3

Illinois Junior Chef 4H Teen Teacher 2017 part 2

Illinois Junior Chefs is a cooking school which is part of the SNAP-Education program. This cooking school was taught by an Illinois 4H teen teacher. Lessons focus on learning about healthy foods that taste great and cooking skills for 8-13 year old children. The children were able to learn basic cooking skills including the proper way to wash their hands, measuring, mixing, (creaming, beating, whipping etc.) , knife skills (chopping, dicing, mincing etc.) juicing fruits, why oxidative browning occurs in fruits, and how to use spices to name a few. The children were able to prepare one to two recipes a day with the help of an volunteer with each group of 4-5 children. The children were also taught why they should eat a balanced meal with encouragement to try new foods.

6 - 4

Illinois Junior Chef 4H Teen Teacher 2017 part 3

Illinois Junior Chefs is a cooking school which is part of the SNAP-Education program. This cooking school was taught by an Illinois 4H teen teacher. Lessons focus on learning about healthy foods that taste great and cooking skills for 8-13 year old children. The children were able to learn basic cooking skills including the proper way to wash their hands, measuring, mixing, (creaming, beating, whipping etc.) , knife skills (chopping, dicing, mincing etc.) juicing fruits, why oxidative browning occurs in fruits, and how to use spices to name a few. The children were able to prepare one to two recipes a day with the help of an volunteer with each group of 4-5 children. The children were also taught why they should eat a balanced meal with encouragement to try new foods.

← Back to 100 Years

Table of Contents