Kids take over the kitchen at The Hungry Oven

Delicious meal prepared by The Hungry Oven kids
Gus and Daniel show the Moroccan carrot salad
The Hungry Oven Junior Chefs
Photos by Kelly J Marion --> @kellyjean247

What do you get when you throw five curious, do-it-yourself kids into a kitchen? While your instincts might say a mess, this is far from the case in The Hungry Oven kitchens. There they are taught to not only cook like chefs, but to clean like chefs as well. I saw and experienced this first hand last week as I was treated to a four course meal by five students of the Hungry Oven Cooking School.

Debby Tonn and students

With help from Chef Dahn, Gus, Daniel, Bridget, Aria and Harry diligently seasoned, steamed, cooked, baked and garnished each dish with a smile on their face and a team attitude.

Everyone working together with Chef Dahn

“Okay guys looking good, we’re right on time. Great job staying on schedule.” Chef Dahn said with a proud look on her face. “Wait, we’re on time? How can that be? I’m cooking!” Harry said with a chuckle.

Harry helping out

Since timeliness is key in cooking it was important that each child cooperated with each other and completed their duties on time; they did so with flying colors. 

The dishes prepared that evening were served with Sangria with fresh fruit and frozen grapes as well as San Pellegrino. 

Freshly made sangria

Crudite with cooked Moroccan hummus, and grilled flatbread

Crudite with cooked Moroccan hummus, and grilled flatbread

Cooked Lemon Confit atop a Moroccan Couscous Salad

 Cooked Lemon Confit atop a Moroccan Couscous Salad

Tabouli Casserole with artichoke hearts, bulgar wheat and chickpeas

Tabouli Casserole with artichoke hearts, bulgar wheat and chickpeas

Egyptian Orange Cake with whip cream and orange garnish

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