Holiday Workshops in December

Join us for Holiday Workshops in December. We have an exciting lineup…

GIFTS GALORE
Friday, December 8th 5:30-7:30pm

It’s that time of year to start thinking of gifts for the ones you love! Parents, drop the kids off and get some of your shopping done. The kids will join us for 2 hours of fun as we create ornaments, mason jar gifts and more. These gifts are sure to be a thoughtful handcrafted hit for teachers, friends, and family. And, we’ll make edible “gifts” the kiddos can eat for dinner during the class.

COOKIE JAR EXCHANGE
Monday, December 18th 5:30-7:30pm

You can’t have the holidays without cookies. You might be short on time, but we can help! Kids will do the hard part of messing and mixing while we clean up. This versatile class will allow your child to take their kits home to bake with you or to give them as a delicious homemade gift.

EDIBLE WREATHS
Friday, December 22nd 5:30-7:30pm

At the crafty chef, we love artistic realism. Join us as we make a holiday must-have edible. Bring your crafty minds because we’re making it a couple of different ways. 

Please register at www.thecraftychefacademy.com/store 

Piece of Pie

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Back by popular demand!!! Join us for our ever popular ‘pie cupcake’ workshop. This is the only time you can catch it this season. Don’t miss out! You can have your pie and eat it too! Register online or call 610 781 6611. Cost: $20.00 plus material fee ($5) 

Ages 5 and up (all ages welcome, younger than 5 require a parent to stay)

Date: Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 Time: ‎6‎ ‎PM – ‎7‎15 ‎PM

The Leaves are Falling!!!

This time of year is beautiful and is a favorite for The Crafty Chef because there are so many fun and festive crafts and foods that generate creativity at this time of year.  Be sure to follow us to see where we are and what we are doing over the next couple of months. 

October 1, 2017: Falling Leaf Festival (Eagleview Town Center in Downingtown, PA)

October 3, 2017: Stone Harbor Recreation’s K-4 Program (Stone Harbor, NJ)

October 14, 2017: Au Pair Care’s Family Festival (Castle Park in Doylestown, PA)

November (workshops will be announced soon so stay tuned. This month is full of fun)

December 8, 2017: Stone Harbor Recreation’s K-4 Program (Stone Harbor, NJ)

* workshops through Downingtown Area Rec Consortium starting in December so stay tuned!*

Hope to see you soon and remember we are happy to join you for group events, scouts programs, birthdays, Moms Night Outs and more. Know a college student who is tired of Ramen noodles and the café? We’re teaching college survival classes over the winter break as well!

Call today 610 781 6611

 

Camps are COMING!!!

The time has come… Join us for 2017 Cooking Camps at The Crafty Chef Academy!

Here’s a sneak peek (but please register via Downingtown Area Rec Center DARC)

 

Healthy Hands Cooking – Kids Cooking Camp

Instructor: The Crafty Chef Academy

Location: Pickering Valley Elem.; Classroom

(121 Byers Rd., Chester Springs)

Dates: June 19 – 22; (Mon. thru Thurs.)

Time: 9:00am – Noon

Ages: 7-14

DARC: $220 Non-Res.: $240

Description: In this fun camp, children will build self-confidence and learn skills that will last them a lifetime. We will learn how to make healthy snacks, breakfasts, lunches, and dinners from our healthy hands cooking curriculum. Campers will get a Kids Kitchen Kit with a workbook, and Kitchen supplies (apron, cutting board, measuring cups/spoons, vegetable peeler, Kid-safe cutting knife, reusable bag). A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to our young chefs. Class 1: Healthy Snacking, Class 2: Healthy Breakfasts, Class 3: Healthy Lunches, Class 4: Healthy Substitution of our Favorite Foods.

 

Healthy Hands Cooking – Kids Cooking Camp

Instructor: The Crafty Chef Academy

Location: Pickering Valley Elem.; Classroom

(121 Byers Rd., Chester Springs)

Dates: July 17 – 20; (Mon. thru Thurs.)

Time: 9:00am – Noon

Ages: 9 & up

DARC: $220 Non-Res.: $240

Description: See camp description under previous Kids Cooking Camp.

 

Kids Cooking Workshop

‘Just a Taste’

Instructor: The Crafty Chef Academy

Location: Pickering Valley Elem.; Classroom

(121 Byers Rd., Chester Springs)

Date: Wednesday, June 28/ 1 class

Time: 9:30 – 11:30am

Ages: 5 to 8

DARC: $35 Non-Res.: $45

Description: This is a two hour theme-based class with a nutrition activity and cooking demo. Activity sheets, recipes from our healthy hands cooking curriculum, helpful tips, and individual workstations for hands-on activity are included in the course. Each class also starts with 30 minutes of nutritional education and activities.

 

Kids Cooking Workshop

‘Everything in Moderation’

Instructor: The Crafty Chef Academy

Location: Pickering Valley Elem.; Classroom

(121 Byers Rd., Chester Springs)

Date: Wednesday, July 26/ 1 class

Time: 9:30 – 11:30am

Ages: 5 to 8

DARC: $35 Non-Res.: $45

Description: This two hour class in fun and sinfully delicious. But, everything in moderation is the motto! Some themes: candy making, cupcake/cake making and decorating, and cookie design are just some of the ideas. Activity sheets, recipes, helpful tips, and individual workstations for hands-on activity are included in the course. Each class also starts with 30 minutes of nutritional education and activities.

 

Kids Cooking Workshop

‘Healthy Lunches’

Instructor: The Crafty Chef Academy

Location: Pickering Valley Elem.; Classroom

(121 Byers Rd., Chester Springs)

Date: Wednesday, August 9/ 1 class

Time: 9:30 – 11:30am

Ages: 9 -14 years old (7 /8 yr olds can register as well)

DARC: $35 Non-Res.: $45

Description: Just in time for back to school. These are Bento style lunch classes based on a selection from our 12 cuisines from 12 different countries and incorporates MyPlate Nutrition guidelines. Activity sheets, recipes from our healthy hands cooking curriculum, helpful tips, and individual workstations for hands-on activity are included in the course. Each class also starts with 30 minutes of nutritional education and activities.healthy hands cooking curriculum, helpful tips, and individual workstations for hands-on activity are included in the course.

Down the Shore

Join us EVERY Friday in the summer in Stone Harbor for our “Drop -n- Chop”! 

Do you think your child has what it takes to be the next celebrity chef, or does your child just want to learn his/her way around the kitchen? We’ve got just the class… Drop -n- Chop! Join us as we create culinary masterminds during our creatively satisfying cooking classes. Best part, you get a couple of hours to yourself and a personal junior chef at pick up!

Visit our “Class Registration” Section to see our exciting weekly themes and to register!

Think and Eat Green with our HHC St Patty’s Day Class

You won’t need the “luck of the Irish” to enjoy all things GREEN. Your child will learn why green foods are power foods and will learn how to make some delicious (and nutritious) foods. We’ll make 2 to 4 recipes from our Healthy Hands Cooking recipes such as “Minty Shamrock Smoothies,” “Lucky Leprechaun Dip”, “Over the Rainbow Chicken Wraps”, and “Green Clover Dessert Bites”.
Register by calling DARC at (610) 269-9260  (reference class ##121173-1)

Valentine’s Kids cooking classes

 

Valentine’s Kids cooking classes

Heart Healthy Valentine’s (#121171-1)

The foods we eat can have a huge effect on keeping our hearts healthy. Students will learn to make healthy food choices with an activity before learning to make heart healthy foods from our healthy hands cooking series for Valentine’s Day. We’ll make 2-4 recipes such as Valentines Fruit and Cheese Kebabs, Egg in Heart Breakfast Meal, Have a Heart Party Sandwiches, or Chocolate No Bake Drop Cookies.

Who: 5-8 year olds ((please email me if your child is outside of this age range and would like to attend the class) When: Wednesday, February 1, 2017  (5:30pm-7pm).  Where: Lionville Middle School                                                                                                                  

Candy Making (#121172-1)

By the end of this class, you’ll know how to melt chocolate and melt hearts! We’ll start with melting and then making a variety of sweet candy confections that we’ll box up to give as gifts to our sweethearts.

Who: 5-8 year olds ((please email me if your child is outside of this age range and would like to attend the class). When: Monday, February 13, 2017  (5:30pm-6:30pm).   Where: Lionville Middle School

 

Please register through Downingtown Area Recreation Consortium 610 269-9260

or

If you have specific questions about the class, contact The Crafty Chef Academy at  610 781-6611.

 

Small Business Saturday

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The Crafty Chef Academy has a gift for you on Small Business Saturday. ALL CLASS MATERIALS ARE FREE this week!!! If you sign up today for any posted upcoming class, you’ll get your entire material fee waived!

This week’s classes:

Pie Cupcakes (Wednesday, Nov 30th 6-7 pm)
Cookies and Cocoa (Friday, Dec 2nd 6-7pm)
Holiday Gift Jars (Saturday, Dec 3rd 10-12pm)

Register by calling, emailing, or registering online

 

What’s new!

cropped-CraftyCheffLogo-Final.jpgThe Crafty Chef Academy had an AhhhhMAZING summer with workshops, camps, festivals and farmer’s markets. We are so excited to share a fun and festive fall and holiday season with you. Be on the lookout for our September/October schedule.

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We are ready to Craft, Cook, and Create!

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What an exciting time for The Crafty Chef!

After years of dreaming, the academy is a reality. We have our “papers”, curriculum, locations,

and most importantly, our passion.

All we need is YOU!!!

So what exactly is The Crafty Chef Academy?

We are an on-the-go academy inspired by my 3 daughters (yep, our logo says it all!). We love to get in touch with our creative side while having fun, and most of the time, that is in the kitchen.

Our motto:

Be CRAFTY and CREATIVELY SATISFYING!!!

Our goal:

To teach people, like you, how to put a little play in their day, everyday!

What we will do:

At TCCA, we will teach you how to cook, bake, craft, create, and have fun. We have a huge commitment to health so we offer an awesome healthy cooking and eating program in addition to our other services. Check out our About page to find out more us!  Be sure to check out the Services tab to see all that we offer.

Our April schedule is open. Please join us for our fun Earth Day program.

Register by going to the “Classes ” tab.

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