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Budding chefs in Mumbai keep the flame low this summer, take up baking

Workshops across the city are offering no-flame cooking classes for children

mumbai Updated: May 08, 2017 20:05 IST
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Workshops across the city are offering budding chefs a lot of options.(HT)

With the sun turning on the heat and schools closing down for a month or more, it is time for children to engage in indoor and outdoor activities. This vacation, children in the city are spoilt for choice — they can choose from sports to culinary art.

Workshops across the city are offering budding chefs a lot of options.

“Cooking is my child’s passion. She loves attending workshops and learning different cuisines. But its only possible for her to do this during vacations. So we enrol her in cooking workshops”, said Byculla resident Sneha Godbole.

Silliputty is one such group where children can nurture multiple abilities at one go. From yoga to phonetics and calligraphy to cooking, the group provides a fun-and-learn experience.

“The thing is that kids should learn concepts through play. They grasp things very unconsciously. It is better that they learn different things,” said Lavina Tekwani, who runs Sillyputty in Thane and Chinchpokli. “It’s the right time for kids to explore. Once they develop skills, it becomes comparatively easier for them to face hurdles.”

Flavours of Fun (FoF) is a group which offers ‘no flame’ cookery classes. “FoF takes the mystery out of cooking and baking and children enjoy cooking this way,” said Tripti Athaide of FoF, adding, “Our no flame classes focus on natural ingredients, unique and creative food ideas and interactive knowledge.”

Bandra resident Pooja Chinchlikar’s daughter attends Fof and wants to be a chef.

Kids take no-flame cooking classes (HT)

“My daughter is a keen learner and I want her to do well in her field of interest. She has learnt team work and the importance of healthy eating. She looks forward to the classes and is extremely happy,” said Chinchlikar.

“Kids in the city have no idea where food comes from. To sensitise them towards food wastage, this workshop teaches kids how food grows and the importance of a healthy diet. Parents like it that their children aren’t wasting time watching TV and children like getting their hands dirty. So its a win-win situation,” said Smiti Kharbanda, who manages Eco Kids.

Amrit Borakoty, a Mahalaxmi resident, said “Working with plants sensitised my daughter towards nature. She is also eating healthy.”

WORKSHOPS

WHAT: Cake-o-logy is a fun-and-learn activity wherein children can learn the basics of baking a cake.

FOR WHO: Kids above 10 years

WHERE: Borivli (W)

WHEN: May 10 onwards

COST: Rs 2,000

CONTACT: 8898490032

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WHAT:Sillyputty books presents KIDS SUMMER CAMP THANE CHAPTER 2017

WHO: For Kids 2yrs and above. Calligraphy and professional artist quality paintings for Age 10+

WHERE: Daulat Nagar, Kopri Colony, Thane (east)

WHEN: May 10 to May 31

COST: Rs.350 a day and Rs 2,200 a week

CONTACT: 9820177711

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WHAT- Flavours of Fun is a culinary cooking class where kids also learn other co-curricular activities.

FOR WHOM – Kids between three and 15 years

WHERE – Bandra (W)

WHEN – Multiple camps from May 10 till June 30

CONTACT – Tripti 9004515557

COST – Rs 3,000 - 3,500

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WHAT- Super Foods for Super Kids by Eco Kids

FOR WHOM – Kids between four and eight years of age

WHERE – Altamount Road

WHEN – May 15 to May 26 (then in June for Ib schools)

CONTACT – Smita Kharbanda - +91 9821127658

COST – Cost is 3,000 for one week or 5,000 for both weeks

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WHAT- The Kids Class

FOR WHOM – Kids between eight and 14 years of age

WHERE – Sharan Mumbai Centre,306, Laxmi Mall, New link road, Andheri (W), Mumbai

WHEN – May 18

CONTACT – Reyna 09820188871

COST – Rs 1,500

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WHAT - Summer Kitchen Workshop

FOR WHOM - Kids of all ages

WHERE - Lokhandwala Complex ,Kandivli (E)

WHEN - May 19 to May 21

CONTACT - Indrani Sen 9892204860

COST – Rs 1,800 for 3 days

First Published: May 08, 2017 20:05 IST