Once Chef M became a mother she realised the interest her own 4 children had in cooking and decided to establish the concept of introducing children to cooking and getting back to basics.
Little gourmet hands started as a programme to introduce children between the ages of 2 and 15 years to the basic principles of cooking;nutrition and hospitallity manners The main aim of this is to encourage an awareness of healthy eating by having fun while learning an important life skill.
Most parents, with busy schedules, don’t have the time to cook with their children at home and are even more discouraged when facing the mess that follows. Little gormet hands allows parents the opportunity to get back-to-basics with their child, spending an hour a week having fun and being creative in the kitchen.
Many educational skills are covered in the programme:
Language skills: terminology, foods, equipment and following instructions.
Tactile: the sense of touch is a very important sense to develop for little ones.
Maths skills: measuring, weighing and counting Colours, shapes, textures and art.
Science: how the properties of food change.
Social skills: teamwork which encourages self-esteem.
Fine Motor Skills when cutting, mixing, mashing, separating, rolling and pouring.
All this happens under the guidance of the teacher.