Information about the Culinary Academy
The primary purpose and benefit of this program is to provide a hands-on approach for children to learn about healthy eating and nutrition so that they will be able to make informed decisions about which foods they eat. The secondary purpose is to provide children with a hands-on approach.
About the Event
Duration: 8 weeks, meeting every Monday
Registration: Either register online or in person
Noticing the lack of programs in Stamford specifically aimed at teaching our youth about healthy eating, nutrition, the culinary industry and entrepreneurship, in the spring of 2016, Jack Robinson Park of Fame, Inc. (JRPOF) launched a youth oriented CULINARY PROGRAM. The program provided participants with tools necessary to learn how to prepare simple healthy/nutritious meals for themselves and their families. All participants were known as members of JACKIE’S KIDZ™, a division of JRPOF.
This program also seeks to help children learn about beneficial foods to help protect them against certain diseases, such as diabetes and various heart conditions, which Jackie Robinson ultimately succumbed to. Above all, the children would be able to be educated on the benefits of eating healthy at an early age.
Lastly, the children benefit from the interaction with cooks, chefs and culinary students and gain knowledge and information about becoming cooks and chefs. Children would be given a look into what work in the culinary industry is like and how to start their own culinary institutions.