I grew up the beautiful the Santa Ynez Valley in Santa Barbara County. My mother was a wonderful cook and I loved helping her in the kitchen whenever I got the chance. But, because both of my parents worked full time, I found myself in the kitchen creating meals for me and my younger sister (who was lactose intolerant). This sparked my interest for food and presentation at a young age. It came to be that the interest manifested into a catering and event planning business in Santa Ynez as an adult. I found food to be only one of my three life passions; Art & design being another, which I studied in downtown LA., and the truest most devoted passion is, children. Through-out my life I’ve always enjoyed working with children. From babysitting in Jr. high, to nanny positions in while in college, to full time daycare assistant to 12 children (all under 5!) and organized an after-school art program where I taught elementary kids about the color wheel and how to use color to express a feeling in a picture. It has been a blast having been able to work with children of all ages and they’ve taught me a lot! The most important lessons I’ve learned are… to listen, to encourage and to love
Culinary Cuties is a supervised, hands-on, health conscience cooking experience for kids 7 years and older performed in the comfort of your own kitchen. Creating food is a wonderful way for kids to build self confidence, spark creativity and learn a valuable life skill. All the delicious packages are rooted in fun healthy recipes, kitchen safety, kitchen hygiene, organic food awareness and a little table etiquette. The four Culinary Cuties packages range from two hour sessions and four hour sessions cutely named: Baking Buddies, Dandy Duos, My Own Restaurant and Party Animals. These packages are great for events and birthday theme parties, a cool after school activity, a play date activity or just a fun thing to do with the family on a rainy or a summer day! Packages include fun and nutrition based activities, step by step encouragement, an awesome Culinary Cuties apron and a photo gift to document their culinary achievement!
Come see Culinary Cuties in action on September 19th 2010 at the 10th Annual Harvest & Wine Festival in Malibu. A special fund raiser for City Hearts...Kids Say Yes to the Arts...Celebrating 25 years!For ticket info: www.malibufamilywines.org or 310-455-2898
*Woodland Hills-Tarzana Chamber of Commerce
*The Great American Bake Sale Organization- Feeding America's Hungry Children
*LA Family Magazine
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