Bridge Academy

Psalm 32:8

6th - 8th Culinary Arts

Teacher: Aimee Harrison (aorjharrison@comcast.net)


Description: This class will introduce your student to the joys of cooking in a fun and lively setting. We will study basic nutrition as it relates to food and the proper handling of food. Your student will learn how to use a chef’s knife plus learn about other types of knives used in the kitchen. Topics to be studied but not limited to are as follows: learning about different grains, making homemade bread and how yeast works, learning how to make a broth for soups, and cutting fruit for decoration. During Christmas, we will prepare Christmas candy and cookies for our local police and fire departments. My hope is to continue this project each year so students will learn the importance of volunteering their time and reaching out to others through cooking/baking. Throughout the year, we will watch two to three videos from The Great Courses, titled, Everyday Gourmet: Making Healthy Food Taste Great. These videos are a great way to learn about different aspects of cooking healthy and to incorporate all food groups within in your meals.

This class is for middle school students who are able to handle a little more down time than a normal class. If your student is unable to exercise this type of control, please consider waiting another year to enroll in this class.

If your student has mild food allergies, I can usually work around the them. However, if your student is gluten sensitive or has Celiac Disease, this class will not be suitable for them.


Students: Minimum-5 Maximum-10


Required supplies: Chef Knife (I will recommend ones as the class is close to starting), Apron (Optional)


Copy & Supply Fee: $60.00 (check written to Aimee Harrison due at Orientation or by 9/1/2020)


Tuition: $350.00 ($35.00/month for 10 months, August- May or $38.89/month if prorated or on a 9 month payment plan)


revised 2/27/2020

Aimee Harrison

B.S. in Psychology


Aimee graduated from VCU with a Bachelors in Psychology. She has worked with children who have had mental, physical and emotional disabilities in a couple of different fields. She worked on Ft. Lee at Army Community Services as a domestic victim advocate. After being employed
there for a time, she then worked in the Hopewell Police Department as a victim witness advocate. She is currently a CASA (court appointed special advocate) volunteer. When Aimee had her second child she was able to stay home with both of her girls. Her oldest daughter, who is 20, attends VCU majoring in Creative advertising and her youngest, 16, is attending Bridge Academy. They decided to homeschool after her oldest daughter finished
second grade. She has been married to her husband, Joel, for almost 23 years. She has always loved to bake, starting in her mom's kitchen as a little girl. Her love for baking has challenged her to expand her knowledge for cooking and learning how to eat healthier. She has always said, "When I "grow up,” “I want to have my own bakery".