Sat, Sep 18, 2021 - Dec 18, 2021
6:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
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For this teens-only version of our beloved Dynamite Dinner Club, we add more pro-tips from our teachers, more advanced skills and allow for some extra, needed social time, just for older kids age 12 - 17.
Week 1 (September 13 - September 18) - Summer Bread Salad with Zesty Lemon Chicken (or Cauliflower Steaks)
Week 2 (September 20 - September 25) - Vegetable Pad Thai and Thai Iced Tea
Week 3 (September 27 - October 2) - Cheesy Enchiladas and Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing and Toasted Pepitas
Week 4 (October 4 - October 9) - Fall Market Pasta and Apple-Cranberry Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
Week 5 (October 11 - October 16) - Autumn Harvest Grain Bowls
Week 6 (October 18 - October 23) - Breakfast for Dinner: Sweet and Savory Crepes
Week 7 (October 25 - October 30) - Vegetarian Coconut Curry and Perfect Steamed Rice
Week 8 (November 1 - November 6) - Japanese “Quick Ramen” Noodle Soup and Iceberg Wedge Salad with Carrot-Ginger Dressing
Week 9 (November 8 - November 13) - Gumbo and Cornbread Muffins
Week 10 (November 15 - November 20) - Thanksgiving Pre-Game (Sides for Dinner)
Week 11 (November 22 - November 23) - Roasted Pumpkin Soup and Massaged Kale Salad
Week 12 (November 29 - December 4) - Skillet Chicken (or Eggplant) Parm and Garlic Bread
Week 13 (December 6 - December 11) - Tortilla Soup and Cilantro-Lime Slaw
Week 14 (December 13 - December 18) - Pesto Lasagna
- Children must be at least 12 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 cook! We do visual check-ins with each student and re-iterate that everyone cooks at their own pace, so there’s no rush. For certain classes, 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 cooking, we give serving and storing instructions.
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 Friday 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 Teens Only Dynamite Dinner Club - Fall 2021
5.0 out of 5
Based on 3 activity 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!
Reviews for The Dynamite Shop (Cooking Classes)
4.9 out of 5
Based on 346 provider ratings
Jan 15, 2022
My 14 year old and 8 year old had so much fun!
Slow down when cooking- the kids fell behind and felt rushed (even though they were told it was OK to be on a different step)
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Jan 11, 2022
My son felt so much pride completing this meal almost entirely independent.
It was a little slow to get going but not sure that can be avoided.
Jan 11, 2022
My kids really enjoyed it--they were skeptical when a friend suggested we sign up, but ended up wanting to do more classes.
Nothing, it was great!
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.