Sat, Sep 18, 2021 - Dec 18, 2021
11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR MENUS. SCROLL DOWN TO CHOOSE A DIFFERENT DAY AND TIME. CLASS TIMES SHOWN ARE ET. * The Dynamite Baking Club is our online dessert class for kids ages 7-15 that delivers essential baking lessons and techniques, culminating in a delicious treat for the whole family. * For each session, you will receive a robust lesson packet with guides on ingredients, substitutions, tips and tricks, the week's shopping list, and of course the recipes. * Week 1 (September 18) - Marble Pound Cake Week 2 (September 25) - German Chocolate Brownies Week 3 (October 2) - Red Velvet Cupcakes Week 4 (October 9) - Root Beer Snacking Cake Week 5 (October 16) - Orange-Glazed Cranberry Quick Bread Week 6 (October 23) - Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake Week 7 (October 30) - Homemade Candy: Peanut (or Seed) Butter Cups Week 8 (November 6) - Apple Bread Pudding with Maple Custard Week 9 (November 13) - Flourless Chocolate Cake with Crème Fraîche Week 10 (November 20) - Praline Pumpkin Pie with Graham Cracker Crust [No class November 27 for Thanksgiving] Week 11 (December 4) - Jelly Doughnut Muffins Week 12 (December 11) - Gingerbread Whoopie Pies Week 13 (December 18) - Chocolate Peppermint Chews
- Children must be at least 7 years old to participate.
- Some children may need a hand with particular equipment or instructions, in which case a parent should be available to assist.
- Parental supervision in the house is required for safety.
- Stable internet connection.
- A laptop, tablet, or phone with a working, clean camera so that we can assist your child when cooking, and give them tips and feedback.
- Connect to class on time. If you are going to be late please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What you'll learn
- Kitchen safety
- Knife skills
- How to read a recipe
- Using measuring tools and other kitchen equipment
- Understanding and customizing flavors
- Cultural context of food
- Taking ownership and responsibility for kitchen clean up
- Mathematical skills
- Executive functioning skills
- Problem solving
- Following directions
- Listening and comprehension
- Time management
- Gaining confidence
Sample Class Format
The class starts with a 10 minute introduction of the dish, ingredients, and cultural context, followed by an overview of the class timeline. Then we bake! We do visual check-ins with each student and re-iterate that everyone cooks at their own pace, so there’s no rush. (If there are more than eight students in the class, a second teacher will help moderate the chat and tend to students’ questions.) Students are encouraged to ask questions and show their work for feedback. We also encourage students to clean as they go and we take several breaks to tidy up. After we are done baking, we give serving and storing instructions.
Other Things To Know
How To Participate
Attend class via Zoom video
This class will be hosted on Zoom video conferencing platform. You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions. We recommend you make sure your device is up to date and meets all system requirements before class.
What To Bring
Please reference the equipment and ingredient list in the lesson packet for a complete list.
- Printed lesson packet with recipe (provided via email the Monday before class).
- Ingredients and equipment listed in class lesson packet (you can also check it in advance on our website here).
- Completed “Pre-Class Prep” noted in the lesson packet
- Wear comfortable clothing, an apron, and closed-toed shoes.
Reviews for Dynamite Baking Club - Fall 2021
Oct 2, 2021
Easy to follow along! Very kid friendly!
Not much! My daughter LOVED the class!
Dynamite Baking Club - Fall 2021
Location: Online Kitchen
Reviews for The Dynamite Shop (Cooking Classes)
4.9 out of 5
Based on 332 provider ratings
Oct 17, 2021
Our class was fantastic. The instructor was truly excellent — a real chef with real professional kitchen experience. She was patient and friendly and taught all sorts of interesting and important concepts, like knife skills, the Maillard reaction and how to adapt a recipe if needed. The meal was healthy and delicious. We will definitely do it again!
Nothing — you guys nailed it!
Oct 10, 2021
The clear organization of everything from the directions sent ahead of time to the full-on engagement of the cooking experience. Instructor was EXCELLENT. We will definitely do this again and share with others.
It’s brilliant as is!
Sep 30, 2021
Kate, the teacher, was super engaging and encouraging. There's a lot to do and she did a great job of not making kids feel rushed and personally interacting with them on their progress.
Nothing really. My daughter is on the youngest end of the spectrum and since this was her first class we had to help her with certain things and the pace was quick at times. But I think that's good because she'll continue to grow and develop if she sticks with it.
Sep 21, 2021
This class is well-rounded with great instruction that flows nicely and my aspiring chefs are learning so much! I also loved how the chef instructor stopped and checked for understanding and answered questions from the students. We tried other online cooking classes and the fell flat. Dynamite is really top notch and my girls look forward to their next class.
About The Dynamite Shop (Cooking Classes)
We started as a culinary social club for children and their families in a Park Slope, Brooklyn storefront with a teaching kitchen, cook's library, photo and video studio, backyard garden and a cafe up front. That was in 2017. In 2020 everything changed and we pivoted online.
Our goal is to help the rising generation of cooks find their niche in food, to celebrate the diversity of our communities and the wider world, and to develop positive relationships around food. Consider us Home Ec 2.0: we champion an old fashioned reverence of the table and offer a cool, supportive place to unplug, but we also embrace technology in the ways it can foster creativity and connection.
The Dynamite Shop empowers kids to express themselves through the lens of food, so we’re not just cooking lasagna and bibimbap to bring home for dinner--we’re learning about regional variations, live-streaming with chefs, watching and creating videos, and exploring how food intersects with culture and community.
Our core curricula is the Dynamite Dinner Club where kids gather in our Zoom kitchen to cook dinner for their families and learn real life cooking skills in the process. Beyond Dinner Club, we're a community that revolves around food: We offer cooking classes for the whole family, weekend workshops, food service projects, private parties and group cooking activities for all ages. Now that we’re online, we are available to the whole planet.