MS Culinary Arts
Teacher: Aimee Harrison (email@example.com)
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. 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. The students will have a couple of projects to complete, most likely in the spring semester.
This class is for middle school students who are able to handle a more down time than a normal class. If your student is unable to exercise this type of time, please consider waiting another year to enroll in this class.
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".