Youth Culinary Project

The Youth Culinary Project is a program of Slow Food in the Tetons.

Farm to Table cooking classes for 3rd- 5th graders are on Mondays and Thursdays from 4-5:30. Sign up through the Colter Discover Club. These classes are offered during the school year only.

Do you want your child to cook with us this summer? Sign up to cook with Slow Food in the Tetons every Wednesday  from 4-6pm (at the People’s Market at Snow King) from July to late August. Email to apply.

It is important to understand and experience where our food comes from and how it is produced. The Youth Culinary Project raises awareness for the youth of Jackson about important food issues such as hunger, food scarcity and waste throughout the world, and encourages positive action. Participants learn about the joys of cooking and sustainable regional food production. In this way young people learn how to combine pleasure and responsibility in daily choices, and appreciate the cultural and social importance of food. By uniting our community’s young food enthusiasts, chefs, activists, students, and food producers to have fun in the kitchen and participate in public debate about current issues, we increase our understanding of the important connection between health, local food culture, agriculture, and the environment.

Classes through Colter Discovery Club will include field trips to local farm, Huidekoper Ranch Farm, where students will get their hands dirty in the soil harvesting the foods they will cook, learning about life cycles, seasonality, and the importance of sustainable agriculture. Other field trips will include visits to the The Jackson Hole Grocer, the recycling center and trash transfer station,  and restaurant kitchen Sweet Cheeks Meats.

Summer cooking classes will be at Snow King at the People’s Market. Kids can shop local food and then head back to the commercial grade kitchen trailer to prepare delicious meals.

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