|Get Cooking 1 is a cooking curriculum which can be taught together as a series or as stand-alone session. The classes were designed to be used as a part of an after school program.
Each session includes a food preparation component, where students prepare one or two recipes. While a full kitchen is not required, some cooking equipment or utensils, as well as a sink and a clean work area will be needed. Recipes are incorporated in the curriculum and incorporate basic, inexpensive and readily available ingredients. Nutrition information is not included for the recipes.
It is recommended that there is at least one instructor for every 8-12 students and an assistant (or several assistants, depending on class size) to help with recipe preparation and answering questions. Instructors will need to do some advance preparation before each class, including food shopping and preparing some food elements ahead of time.
The Instructor’s Guide provides an overview of each session, a guide to lesson and recipe setup, and list of materials and ingredients needed. Many lessons include exercises, activities or demonstrations to enhance the students’ learning. To help the educator assess the students’ progress, every lesson includes a student pre-test and a post-test.
NOTE: This curriculum is part of a two-part series of the Get Cooking curriculum. For part two of this series, please see Get Cooking 2 .