Andiamo Partners with Newburyport Youth Services to Bring You “Junior Chefs”

If you think kids can’t do more in the kitchen other than make a mess, think again! For the last six weeks, our very own Jim Rogers partnered with Newburyport Youth Services to show kids how to have fun in the kitchen.

Each Thursday Jim met with a group of 12 or so “Junior Chefs” between the ages of 9-12 years old and taught them kitchen basics from sanitation, knife handling, and various cooking techniques such as sautéing, baking, roasting, and grilling.  For the final class, Jim moved the group from Newburyport High School to Andiamo Restaurant and invited all of their parents join. Working alongside Jim and his culinary team, the kids applied their skills in a big-time commercial kitchen and cooked a meal for their parents.  Split into four groups, one group made pasta, another soup, the main course, and lastly dessert.  They prepared it in the kitchen, presented and served it to their parents, discussed how they made it, and then cleared the plates.

Here’s a little behind-the-scenes look at what went on last week!
A big shout out to all of the participants… The future in hospitality is a bright one!

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