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Bridge Academy

Psalm 32:8

Culinary Arts

Teacher: Aimee Harrison (aorjharrison@comcast.net)


Description: 

This fun and informative course in culinary arts will explain and demonstrate the art of food preparation, cooking, and dish presentation. Students will learn about grains, bread-making, basic kitchen and food safety, and tips on nutrition habits. Students will also be taught baking and cooking techniques which can be used in a variety of dishes, including how to use spices and sauces for proper seasoning. Additional topics the class will explore include planning meals, properly setting the table with an assortment of techniques to fold napkins, and making homemade pasta, cooking blinis/crepes and learning how to clarify butter and what you can use it for.
I use ideas from a couple of books for class. They are, Essentials of Cooking by James Peterson and Cooking, also by James Peterson. Students do not need to purchase the books, but can if they would like!

Students: Minimum-5 Maximum-10

Required supplies: A chef's Knife, Apron


Class/Copy Fee: $70


Tuition: $360 ($36/ month for 10 months, August- May)


updated 3/16/18

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. When Aimee had her second child she was able to stay home with both of her girls. She has been married to her husband, Joel, for almost 20 years and has two daughters. Her oldest daughter, who is 18, will be attending Christopher Newport University in the fall of 2017 and her youngest, 14, will be attending Bridge Academy. They decided to homeschool after her oldest daughter finished second grade. 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".