Frequently Asked Questions - Delivering Chef-K Courses to Students
Currently, Chef-K instructors teach in Boys & Girls Clubs in the San Francisco Bay Area. If you are outside the Bay Area, we will work with you to find a solution. Solutions might include, bringing out staff to your area, helping you interview and hire a trainer, or overseeing your staff through regular conference calls.
Yes. These programs can be taught all year long. A seasonal vegetable chart and additional recipes are provided in the instructor's guide to accommodate seasonal differences.
Generally, the material changes very little based on age. Food is an equalizer and recipes can be handled by kids in any part of the age range. In mixed-age groups, older children often help younger ones read and interpret the recipe instructions. Simpler modules are available for younger kids, such as pre-school aged students.
Each class in every course includes some hands-on portions for students.
Built-in flexibility means the schedule can be set up to meet your needs. However, it's best to keep the 2-hour classes intact. To accommodate scheduling needs, some clubs have opted to teach the six classes over twelve weeks.
In addition to the time of the classes, either 2 or 3 hours, you will typically need about 30 minutes before and after class for preparation and clean up.
We have about 8 programs or courses on different topics. To learn more, click here. Our popular beginning courses—Get Cooking 1, Get Cooking 2, and Now We're Cooking—were developed as six 2-hour class modules to be delivered weekly, often used for after-school programs
Other camps, including All American and It's Greek, contain five 3-hour sessions. These courses are best taught over five days in a row, often as a summer camp.
All of our courses are ready to go. Train-the-Trainer courses are available. To learn more, click here.