GALWAY: JP McMahon, the chef of Michelin starred restaurant Aniar as well as founder of Food on the Edge has announced he will host an eight-week cookery course for kids aged between 8 and 16 starting 10 April.
The course will teach children some crowd-pleasing and family friendly food such as lasagna, pancakes, bread and even roast chicken. The classes will be held virtually via Zoom each Saturday morning from 11am to 1pm.
Budding young chefs can pre-book to attend the full course that is priced at EUR 250 or choose to attend individual classes for EUR 35 per session with ingredients list and required tools shared in advance.
Students have the option either to cook together with JP or else to tun into the class later and putting the learnings into practice on their own when the course has finished.
With lockdown restrictions making it difficult for kids to attend their usual extra-curricular activities, JP’s virtual course gives kids an entertaining, interactive and educational experience. As parental supervision is advised for kids under 12, the classes also offer parents the chance to bond with their kids.
“We are really excited to introduce our virtual cookery course for kids. As a dad myself, I know how important it is for kids to learn new skills and for us as parents to encourage parents and talents,” said JP McMahon.
“Lockdown has made it all the more difficult to ensure our kids are reaching their potential so our 8-week course is a fantastic opportunity to teach a life-long skill in a fun way.”
He said the course will not only teach children how to cook traditional meals and recipes but also teach must-know culinary skills along the way. It will also support kids to build an increased understanding of Irish produce and appreciation for different flavours through a relaxed and fun format.
More details on the course can be found here. This is not the first cooking course that JP McMahon has developed during the pandemic. Starting 2nd March hew will be delivering a 10 week cooking class for adults called How to be a Better Cook. The course will teach participants how to deal with Bread, Beef, Fish, Shellfish, Chicken, Pork, Lamb, Duck, Vegetables and Dessert.