The owner of Galway's Michelin-starred Aniar Restaurant, chef JP McMahon, has announced that he will host an eight week online cookery course for children aged eight to 15 years old from April 10.
The classes will take place virtually via Zoom on Saturday mornings, and will teach children how to prepare food such as lasagna, pancakes, bread and roast chicken.
Children can participate in the full course for €250 or attend individual classes for €35 per session.
Participants will also have the option of cooking along with McMahon, or tuning into the classes later and putting his teachings into practice on their own after each class has finished.
Ingredients lists and required tools will be shared in advance of each class.
Parental supervision is advised for children under the age of 12.
"A Fantastic Opportunity To Teach A Life-Long Skill In A Fun Way"
McMahon stated, "We are really excited to introduce our virtual cookery course for kids. As a dad myself, I know just how important it is for kids to learn new skills and for us as parents to encourage passions and talents. Lockdown has made it all the more difficult to ensure our kids are reaching their potential, so our eight week course is a fantastic opportunity to teach a life-long skill in a fun way.
"We have made sure that the classes offer variety when it comes to recipes but also that each class is suitable for a variety of abilities. As a chef, my own personal ethos is to harness traditional methods and local produce, so I will also share some of my own beliefs and passions in hopes I can open our attendees' eyes to the world of food around them too."
10 Week Adult Cookery Course
McMahon has also announced that he will host a 10 week virtual cookery course for adults. This course starts on March 2, and there are a limited number of spaces available.
This course will deliver the content from McMahon's six week cooking class that usually takes place in Aniar, and will guide food lovers through a different culinary cornerstone each week.
Themes will include bread, beef, pork, fish, vegetables and desserts.
The costs to participate are €495 for the full course and or €55 per class.
McMahon said, "I try to make the experience as inclusive and diverse and informative as possible. Students will learn so much about food preparation and cooking methods, for example, 'beef week' will also focus on different cuts as well as sauce making and 'pork week' will focus on pork dishes plus the skill of pickling."
More information about both courses can be found on aniarrestaurant.ie.
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