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Dynamite Dinner Club - Winter 2022

Dates

Thu, Jan 13, 2022 - Apr 14, 2022

13 classes remaining
Time

6:00pm - 7:30pm EST

Capacity

20 students


Class Experience

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The Dynamite Dinner Club is our signature program where we teach kids aged 7-15 how to cook by through making dinner.

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For each session, you will receive a robust lesson packet the week prior with guides on ingredients, substitutions, tips and tricks, the weeks’ shopping list, and of course the recipes.

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Week 1 (January 10 - January 13) - Make-It-Your-Own Calzone and a Big Green Salad

Week 2 (January 17 - January 20) - Potato Leek Soup and Cheesy Bread

Week 3 (January 24 - January 27) - Take Out Fake Out: Crispy Sesame Orange Chicken/Tofu with Rice

Week 4 (January 31 - February 3) - Breakfast for Dinner: Frittata and Buttery Drop Biscuits

Week 5 (February 7 - February 10) -  Minestrone Soup and Garlicky Bruschetta

Week 6 (February 14 - February 17) -  Smothered Burritos and Cucumber-Radish Salad with Honey-Lime Vinaigrette

Week 7 (February 21 - February 24) - Baked Ziti and Garlicky Sauteed Greens

Week 8 (February 28 - March 3) - Satay and Rainbow Summer Rolls with Peanut Sauce

Week 9 (March 7 - March 10) - Red Lentil Soup with Hummus and Tabbouleh

Week 10 (March 14 - March 17) - Family-Style Pot Pie with a Lattice Crust

Week 11 (March 21 - March 24) - Spring Vegetable Paella

Week 12 (March 28 - March 31) - Spinach & Ricotta Stuffed Shells with Marinara Sauce

Week 13 (April 4 - April 7) - Cheesy Cauliflower Gratin and Lemony Spring Salad

Week 14 (April 11 - April 14) - Shakshuka and Fattoush Salad 

Class Requirements

  • 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.

Technical requirements:

  • 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 frontdesk@thedynamiteshop.com.

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
  • Creativity

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.

Other Things To Know

Adult Participation
Required.

With the proper pre-class prep, our lessons are designed for students to be able to cook without parental participation, but parents know their children best. Some children may need a hand with particular equipment or 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 Dynamite Dinner Club - Winter 2022

5.0 out of 5

Based on 2 activity ratings

Rebecca M.

Jan 11, 2022

Loved:

My son felt so much pride completing this meal almost entirely independent.

Improvements:

It was a little slow to get going but not sure that can be avoided.

Dynamite Dinner Club - Winter 2022
Location: Online Kitchen

Brooke S.

Jan 11, 2022

Loved:

My kids really enjoyed it--they were skeptical when a friend suggested we sign up, but ended up wanting to do more classes.

Improvements:

Nothing, it was great!

Dynamite Dinner Club - Winter 2022
Location: Online Kitchen

Reviews for The Dynamite Shop (Cooking Classes)

4.9 out of 5

Based on 346 provider ratings

Sara C.

Jan 15, 2022

Loved:

My 14 year old and 8 year old had so much fun!

Improvements:

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)

Rice Crispy Treat Challenge Workshop
Location: Online Kitchen

Charmaine J.

Jan 8, 2022

Loved:

The speed and details

Dynamite Baking Club - Winter 2022
Location: Online Kitchen

Anne C.

Dec 17, 2021

Loved:

So personal - great attention given to all! Very easy to follow. This was our first class and we’ll be coming back! Kate was great!!

Improvements:

Nothing!

Dynamite Dinner Club - Fall 2021
Location: Online Kitchen

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.