Cooking Class with Teacher Abby is an engaging introduction to cooking at home; perfect for chefs of all ability levels!
Sunflower Hill Cooking Classes are interactive, live, virtual classes that build independent living skills through cooking discussion, teacher demonstration, and group activity. Participants have the option to cook along with step-by-step guidance during class time (independently or with a caregiver’s assistance), or simply view the class cooking demonstration for future at-home practice. All participating chefs will be provided weekly recipes, tips, and safe kitchen skill demonstrations, along with modifications for skill-levels, to encourage at-home practice independent from class. All sessions will focus on healthy eating habits and will include food creation to enjoy at the close of each class. Our current Cooking Classes include:
Summer Cooking Classes
We’re excited to offer three uniquely designed summer cooking class opportunities to cook with us from the comfort of your own home. Each four-week session focuses on a different food theme! Though the recipes will vary, each session will provide similar instruction and skill building foundations designed to grow each participants’ confidence and joy in the kitchen. Summer Cooking Class participants can look forward to engaging lessons that will provide ample opportunity to practice common kitchen skills, including how to read a recipe, how to measure ingredients, how to safely use a knife, and how to prepare a cooking station for success. Recipes will introduce cooking basics, building on those practices each week, while highlighting seasonal garden produce for healthy eating habits. In this exploratory class, participants can expect to taste new flavors, receive individualized support to grow abilities, learn to apply practiced skills to a variety of recipes, and gain the confidence necessary to be adventurous in their own kitchen. Our summer Cooking Classes are perfect for new and intermediate chefs looking to begin or grow their experience, as well as those who already feel comfortable in the kitchen. This class is offered in June, July, and August.
Skill Building Class
Participants in our 8-week Skill Building class engage in lessons that teach common kitchen skills, including how to read a recipe, how to measure ingredients, how to safely use a knife, and how to prepare a cooking station. Recipes will introduce cooking basics, building on practices learned in previous weeks, while highlighting seasonal garden produce for healthy eating habits. This class is offered throughout the school year.
Simple Meals Class
Participants in our 4-week Simple Meals class utilize basic cooking skills to prepare four nutritionally-balanced and easily repeatable weeknight meals. Meal prep involves a wide range of kitchen skills, such as following a recipe, measuring ingredients, safe knife skills, working with heat, as well as multi-tasking to create a main and side dish. This class is offered throughout the school year.