Showing posts with label Workshop. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Workshop. Show all posts

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Parents World Junior Chef Workshop And Competition

Photo Credit:- Parents World Magazine
Time flies, about two years back in 2011 I was engaged by Parents World Magazine for their Great Kids Cookout event to in-charge the Pizza and Bento workshop which you could read about it here. And this year, we are back with them at ARC (Alexandra) with more exciting workshop for your kids from 22 - 30 June 2013.

There are two work stations each handle by Chef Catherina Hosoi and Ellena Guan (me) for this Junior Chef Workshop such as:- Soup and Dessert (by Chef Catherina Hosoi), Bento and Pizza Toast (by Ellena Guan). To register for the workshop, simple just spent a minimum of S$30.00 at ARC or VivoCity from 31 May to 30 June. Below are some samples of the pizza toast and bento which will be taught during the workshop.

Creative Pizza Toast that will brighten up your kid's day as well as boost up their appetite for fussy eater with bits and pieces of the colourful ingredients in it.

Simple recipe on how to make Pizza Toast

Instead of the usual "rice" Onigiri, in this workshop we replace rice with another daily staple food like bread for a change and it's also easier for kids to handle too. I am sure the kids will be thrilled to receive a colourful breakfast/lunch bento set like this.

So do drop by ARC this school holiday from 22 - 30th June and pick up your kid's desire workshop to hands-on as well as bring back some yummy food to feast on. See you there!

Photo Credit: Parents World Magazine
On top of the Junior Chef Workshop mentioned above, VivoCity will be collaborating with Parents World Magazine to organise the ‘Junior Chef’ Competition 2013' for children aged 5 to 12 years old. This competition is categorised into two age-groups such as:-

5 -  8 Years Old
Cake Decoration Competition where younger kids get to demonstrate their budding creativity through designing their own Cake.

9 - 12 Years Old
Whereas for the older kids, they will need to whip up a mouth-watering sweet delight for the Dessert Making category.

Winners for both categories will walk away with a range of attractive prizes! So do sign up your kid of this Junior Chef Competition to showcase their interest in cake designing and cooking.

Friday, 9 September 2011

[My 1st Kids' Workshop] Pizza Toast plus Red Angry Bird Bento

Yesterday we have a fun-filled day with all the wonderful kids and their parents who attended our very 1st Kids' Pizza and Bento Workshop. This workshop has being in my wishing list for so long because I always hope to be able to conduct a hands-on workshop for kids and their parents. For me I think hands-on workshop are a great way to show bonding between parents and their kids as most of the kids enjoy the time where mummy or daddy will be able to hold their hands and work together to complete an assigned task. And during the workshop I am so happy to see some heart-warming bonding time between parents and their kids.

At first my initial plan is to organise a workshop for 6 pairs of parents and kids so that all participants will have a fair chance on making the pizza and bento. But due to warm response I decided to have 2 sessions in order to let more kids join in the fun for this 3-hour workshop. As I still consider myself as an Amateur Bento maker this workshop is purely just a gather together session with minimum material fees collected. Below are some photos and recipes on what they kids get to learn during the workshop.

Garden Theme Pizza Toast

For the pizza toast we decided to have two themes:- Garden Theme for the girls and Ocean Theme for the boy. Although for the 1st session the age group is slightly younger ranging from 4 - 7 years old but you will be surprised on what these Junior Chef can do.

Look at this beautiful Garden Theme Pizza Toast done by Cheryl(6 years old) with minimum help from her mum. Isn't it beautiful! 

Ocean Theme Pizza Toast 

Since there are some boys in the workshop I decided to add-on this Ocean Theme Pizza Toast so that it will be more fun and we also get to see more interesting design from the kids. Below is the recipe on how to make this Ocean theme pizza toast.

Ingredients: (make 2 pizza toasts)
2 Slices Wholemeal Bread
1 Blanched Picnic Ham
1 Slice of Sandwich Cheese
1/2 Cup of Shredded Cheese
4 Tablespoons of Tomato Paste Sauce
Some Blanched Broccoli florets and Sliced Carrot
¼ Portion of Japanese Cucumber

1. Lightly toast the bread in toaster oven for about 30 seconds on each side. Remove and set aside.

2. Spread some of tomato paste sauce on the bread before topping it with generous amount of shredded cheese.

3. Next put the bread into the toaster oven for another 30 seconds or more till the cheese slightly melt, removed.

4. Using the assigned food cutters, cutout all the required shapes that are needed to form the ocean theme design.

5. Arrange the cutouts on top of the cheese to form your desire ocean theme layout. Pop the bread back into the toaster oven for another 1 minutes or so to heat up the ingredients and melt the cheese.

6. Remove from oven and served warm.

From the photo above you can see 3 Ocean Theme Pizza Toasts done by the boys, age 4 and 7 years old. (Photo credit to WaiFong from Fong's Kitchen)

Red Angry Bird Bento

Since nowadays everyone including kids and adults are in love with Angry Birds games, soft toys and etc. Here in this workshop I let the kids get hands-on in making their very own Red Angry Bird Bento which they all are excited about and can't bear to eat it. Recipe on how to make this Angry Bird Bento, please refer to HERE.

Red Angry Bird Bento made by Beatrice(6 years old girl) together with some help from her mummy. (Photo credit to Beatrice's mum, Belinda)

Here I would like to say "Thank You" to everyone who attended the workshop yesterday and I hope it would be a wonderful memory and experience for everyone. Please accept my apology if I did not host you well during the workshop. Lastly thanks WaiFong for giving me such a wonderful handmade Kitchen Sign which makes me feel so touch. Hope to see everyone again on the next workshop soon. 

More Photos of the Pizza Toast and Bento Workshop can be found HERE.



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