Flour Power

Flour Power

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by Charlotte Today

WCNC.com

Posted on November 15, 2013 at 2:03 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 16 at 4:06 PM

It’s one thing to have mom make the meals for the family. But what a thrill it would be if the kids pitched in and cooked! It’s possible if you sign them up for a cooking class at Flour Power Studios in South Charlotte. It’s a place where kids can learn to cook. Susan Caldwell, founder of Flour Power, says that kids eat a lot better if they participate in the process of making their food.
 
In the cooking classes, kids can make anything from rainbow cupcakes to baked garlic fries.
 
It’s hands on fun.
 
But kids learn essential skills while the play. Cooking helps with math skills (kids need to add ingredients and use fractions for mixing), reading skills (kids will have to read menus and ingredients to make their dishes), and even chemistry skills (as kids need to understand that it is essential to get the recipe right or it can or break your meal.)
The other benefit is that cooking is skill that kids can use the rest of their lives.
 
Classes start with kids as young as 3 years-old to 16 year-old teen chefs.
 
Flour Power hosts birthday parties, have adult classes, and even a kids night out. “So parents can drop the kids off 6-8 on Friday night, and go out and enjoy, have a little bit of a date night,” Susan said.
 
Classes start at just $30. For more information visit www.flourpowerstudios.com

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