Bridge Academy

Psalm 32:8

Culinary Arts

Description: This middle school 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.

**This class is NOT suitable for students with food allergies! **

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 Lynn Snipes due at Orientation or at the first class)

Tuition: $350.00 ($35.00/month for 10 months, August- May or $39/month if prorated or on a 9 month payment plan)

Lynn Snipes

A.A. in Psychology and Culinary Arts

Lynn grew up in Pennsylvania as a PK (preacher's kid) until after graduation when she joined the Army. She has lived in Virginia since 1997 but still claims her Yankee roots. Lynn has an AA degree in Psychology from Allegany College in Cumberland, MD then followed her true passion by earning a Culinary Arts degree from Johnson & Wales University, Norfolk VA campus class of 2003. Lynn has worked in the food world as a barista, sweets baker, fine dining, B&B breakfast chef, prepared food production and instructor for SCCA co-op & Edible Education. I love to share food knowledge with the "1 no-thank you bite" rule to expand the tasting palate.  My husband Phil & I have 2 sons Caleb & Eli who are both students at Bridge Academy. 

Courses Offered: Fun with Food (2nd-3rd), Fun with Food (4th-6th), Introduction to Baking (7th-12th), Advanced Baking, Culinary Arts (HS) and Culinary Arts (middle school) and Mom's Make-Ahead Meals (moms only)