Tue, Jun 20|
Elizabeth’s Custom Bakes
Beginner Baker Workshop
For childFor children, ages 11-15 Elizabeth’s Custom Bakes offers a Beginner Baker workshop designed to teach your junior chef the fundamentals of baking, kitchen safety and sanitation, all while, exploring pastry and desserts. Six weekly sessions offering basic skills, hands-on learning and fun!
Time & Location
Jun 20, 2023, 5:00 PM – Aug 01, 2023, 8:00 PM
Elizabeth’s Custom Bakes, 17 McIntyre Rd, Charlton, MA 01507, USA
About the event
The Beginner Baker workshop is the second level of Intro to Baking.
It is recommended that students attend the Intro to Baking workshop but it is not required, Beginner Bakers will review the concepts from the Intro workshop and build on those skills.
6 weekly classes running Tuesday evenings from 5pm-8 pm (June 20 - August 1st - No class the week of July 4th)
Each 3 hour class will break down fundamental baking skills, building on the skills learned the week prior.
$330 per child (breaks down to $55 per class).
Topics learned in class: refresher of:
- Basic kitchen safety rules
- Cracking eggs and Measuring ingredients (both volume and weight)
- The use of some baking tools and equipment
- Intro to the core baking ingredients; how they work, and their purpose in baked goods
Beginner Baker Topics-building upon what was learned in Intro to Baking
- Mixing Methods
- Some beginner pastry and classic dessert elements
- Gluten formation
This course includes:
- The chance to learn scratch baking, from a trained pastry chef
- Helps to promote independence and confidence in the kitchen
- Hands on learning
- Workshop booklet; including recipes learned in class
- Ingredients (Children will take home their bakes each class)
- Certificate upon completion of the workshop
IMPORTANT CLASS INFORMATION - PLEASE READ BEFORE ENROLLING:
Your child is NOT enrolled and their space is NOT held until all forms are completed and full payment is made.
Liability Waivers and allergen forms MUST be completed and returned for your child to be enrolled .
The kitchen is on the second floor and the bakery is a working space only. (the ability to climb stairs and stand for the entire class is required) there is no elevator.
In order to provide a safe environment and with the use of kitchen tools and equipment, children should have good listening skills, the ability to stay focused and work both independently and in groups.
Liz reserves the right to dismiss any child who she feels could be harmful to themselves or the safety of other children in the class. There will be no refund given if a child is asked not to return.
ATTIRE: Aprons have been given to each student during Intro to Baking however, classes may include ingredients that could stain, please keep this in mind when choosing your child’s clothing. If your child did not attend Intro to Baking and you would like to purchase a personalized apron, please due so during class registration.
While classes may take place during the summer months, sandals and open toed shoes are not allowed in the kitchen for safety reasons. All hair must be pulled back prior to entering the kitchen.
Are Masks required?
Masks are optional but not required.
My child has food allergies. Is this class safe for my child?
Please contact me PRIOR TO REGISTERING if your child has ANY food allergies or dietary restrictions. We do not use peanuts or tree nuts in this class unless specifically noted in the class description, however my kitchen is not peanut or tree nut free and ingredients may be processed in a facility or on shared equipment with tree nuts, peanuts or other allergens. Please contact me before you register, I am happy to review ingredients with you to determine whether this workshop is appropriate.
Can parents stay for class?
I kindly ask that only registered children be inside the kitchen, and no arrivals earlier than 5 minutes before and at the end of class time so I can give the students my full attention. There is a small customer pick up area attached to the kitchen where adults can wait for class to end if needed.
What does my child need for class?
Comfortable, closed toed shoes. NO flip flops or sandles of any kind are allowed. A hair tie if hair is long enough to pull back. A pen or pencil.
The kitchen gets very hot especially in the summer months, it is reccomended that a water bottle be brought and can be refilled if needed.
WORKSHOP CANCELLATION POLICY:
Workshops are non-refundable for any reason, however we understand that plans change. If your child is unable to attend their scheduled six- week session for any reason including illness, we will provide you with a credit to be used for another six-week session. Workshop credits are SUBJECT TO WORKSHOP AVAILABILITY.
Requests to reschedule your child’s session must be made at least 14 days before the start of your child’s workshop so that I may fill the spot. Requests made within the 14-day window will only be honored if I can fill your child’s spot. You are always welcome to transfer the space to another child before the beginning of workshop, who meets the age requirement, please be sure to let me know so that appropriate paperwork can be completed and collected prior to class. Due to the limited class size your understanding is appreciated.