The students were excited to cook for their families and show off their newly learned skills. Two weeks ago we showed them how to set a proper table with beautiful placements, napkins, flowers and plates. They loved this, especially the girls. Setting the table made them feel as though it was special so we did it again today. It was beautiful and they took such pride in making it special for the family. The kids served the guests the food as though they were servers.
For once, I wasn’t worried that my cooking students would rebuff the meal we prepared together. For our last class, they chose their favorite recipe to make for family and friends, and they voted for the vegetable soup. What was I not prepared for? That the kids would have to cajole some parents and guests into tasting that soup.
We had only three UrbanPromise chefs on deck for our last class and a much smaller crowd for our dinner party than we shopped for—but we made it work. The three chefs we had, Nyla Hannah, Teon Gardner and Khanneitha Nguyen were quite willing to multitask to get all the chopping and other prep work done for our final meal—the Moroccan Chicken and Couscous punched up with a bit more seasoning for our guests than the week before.
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