About Our Classes:
With a skills-based and hands-on approach to learning, young chefs will learn traditional cooking techniques, theories, history and practice, in a working kitchen, with a chef teacher, Amanda. Our classes have a strong emphasis of “garden to table” and incorporate fresh, local and seasonal produce whenever possible. Chef students will walk away from our classes with a working knowledge of culinary techniques and a foundation for being chefs their entire lives.
Teacher & Curriculum
Chef Amanda has been teaching children how to cook for over 8 years with after school classes, field trips, assemblies, birthday parties, cooking camps, and through her Emmy Award winning television show, The Good Food Factory. Her food philosophy focuses on “good food, from scratch!” and her classes have been described in the 2012 issue Best of San Diego Magazine as “the best way to get your kids to eat their veggies.” Amanda has always taught ‘real’ cooking to children: wholesome meals that involve a lot of chopping, grating and peeling, as well as fresh herbs, fruit and vegetables. Her students return time and time again to take more classes and it was through their dedication to learning and their hunger for advanced skills that she realized they were ready for more. “These kids could go to culinary school!” Amanda thought… and the idea for a cooking school for kids was born. A program where youth have the opportunity to learn step by step methods for being a master chef. However, there is only one rule: “The FOOD is the only thing we take seriously.” Cooking curriculum and programs offered by the The Good Food Factory are created and hosted by Amanda, and she promises that her classes are just as fun as they are delicious and educational.