Kids learn to cook at Alfa Culinary and Beverage Academy in Nicosia

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A little world for boys and girls … that teaches you big things … the culinary world. The place where children start learning about food, about healthy food, about how to be able any time to enjoy cooking as much as eating. The lessons that will teach kids to be proud of their accomplishments. The art of cooking will be slowly discovered by all the children at Alfa Culinary School in Nicosia.

Mini chefs can learn their way around the kitchen, practice basic safety and techniques, and whip up tasty dishes in these cooking classes for kids starting 5 years old. Alfa Culinary Academy offers also the opportunity for parents to follow Cookery Classes and Sugar Craft and Pastry Classes.  

Alfa Culinary Academy is the perfect recipe for teaching children that cooking is an enduring life skill that can be artistic, creative, and sometimes quite surprising! Depending on the age of the participants, each class incorporates culinary skills that build upon each other to progress into more complex food preparation, such as leavening, tempering, knife skills docking and piping, just to name a few. What's docking you ask? Niki Charalambous the Chef cook and teacher would be happy to give to your children all the explanations!

 Alfa Culinary and Beverage Academy offers cooking classes to children in a safe and professional environment that encourages discovery and creativity. While learning culinary skills is the main ingredient at Alfa, each class adds a heap of kitchen safety, a scoop of etiquette, a handful of table setting, a pinch of menu planning, and laughter to taste.
Young chefs will be able to learn basics in:

·        kitchen safety
·        proper food handling
·        food preparation
·        cooking and baking techniques
·        presentation
·        table setting
·        manners
·        basic cognitive subject matter
·        and so much more!

Parents love watching their "young chef" grows with confidence and knowledge as they create these recipes at home and develop life-long skills while having FUN!

One of the greatest benefits of letting kids cook is the sense of achievement and self-sufficiency that they experience. More importantly, they are likely to be less picky about eating food if they have helped to prepare it. By making it fun, kids also learn to participate in household chores without perceiving it as something they are forced to do. Beyond this, children will also gain a better appreciation for the amount of work and thought that really goes into preparing meals.

Learning to Cook is a great opportunity for children to know about healthy and unhealthy foods. Going one step further, it is best to make them understand about how to cook in a healthy manner (for example, limiting the use of oil), so that they grow up with smart standards.

 At Alfa Academy, Mrs. Niki Charalambous take the, mystery out of cooking by providing an interactive learning experience that gives children the opportunity to develop a life-long love for the culinary arts.

Cooking it is an art that can change your children’s life forever. Starting from their eating habits, to the way they will enjoy their time spend in the kitchen to… a successful adult job!

“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort!”

The happiness will be in your eyes, when you will complete your work, a little piece of art … and you will always remember the day your daddy took you to your first culinary lessons. A special gift from your parents!

Lots of sunny days from Izzy the Cypriot lizard!

Alfa Culinary and Beverage Academy

Address: 93 B, Kyrenia Avenue, Shop 2, Aglantzia, Nicosia, Cyprus
Lesson schedule: Every Saturday 10:00 – 12:00
Price for lessons: 65€ per month (1 time per week)
Language: English and Greek language
Age: 5 years old .... to 100 years old
Contact person: Fani Toumba
Phone no: +357 22101348

Other benefits of culinary lessons for children:

·        Math Skills: Doubling a recipe requires addition (or multiplication) skills, halving it requires division, and recipe fractions like 1/2 cup and 3/4 teaspoon bring math applications into the kitchen.
·        Comprehension: Reading and understanding step-by-step directions, adding ingredients in sequence, and techniques such as folding and blending, are all important components to yielding the finished food product.
·        Real Life Science: Cooking is a science experiment. Too much salt, baking powder, not enough flour, or the wrong timing and you're likely to have a flop on your hands. Cooking provides an opportunity for kids to get hands-on experience with basic science.
·        Self-Esteem: Cooking allows kids to get instant feedback, which helps them learn and grow in self-knowledge. Learning a new skill, such as baking or cooking, is known to help grade school children with healthy self-esteem development.
·        Communication: A relaxed atmosphere in the kitchen offers an opportunity to talk, about anything! Parents can take advantage of this, especially with teens, as communication is a key element to raising a well-adjusted, healthy child.
·        Life Skills: Cooking is a life skill, much like driving a car, learning to read, or swimming. As children grow and get closer to adulthood, the job of feeding becomes theirs.