Library Series to Teach Kids About Cooking

The Newport Beach Public Library Foundation is teaching young children how to prepare simple treats and explaining how food is grown.

The following information is a press release from the Newport Beach Public Library Foundation.

Newport Beach Public Library Foundation is pleased to announce a new series of children’s programs called Making Memories for Children, designed to engage, educate and inspire children ages 5-12, through a series of memorable creative programs.

In Kids Cook, the first of these special programs, children will participate in a three-part culinary adventure under the direction of Jim Colombo, General Manager of Five Crowns Restaurant in Corona del Mar. The adventure will begin in the garden at Five Crowns Restaurant on Sunday, March 10, with an introduction to a variety of fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables, followed by a hands-on lesson in preparing simple, delicious treats.

On March 17, participants will meet at The Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano to explore the gardens and interactive exhibits about water conservation, organic food production, waste and energy. They’ll learn how food is grown and why sustainability and green living are so important. The children will also enjoy a hands-on cooking class using the Center’s hand-made wood oven.

Kids Cook concludes on March 24 with the children gathering at Five Crowns to put their new understanding to use. Together with the chefs, they will prepare a delicious brunch to enjoy with their parents.

Due to limited space, participants must pre-register.  Registration fee of $75 per child covers food for all three events, including brunch for child and one parent. To register for the program, go to the website at nbplfoundation.org/events or contact the NBPL Foundation at events@nbplfoundation.org or 949-548-2411.

•Cost: $75 per child includes food for all three events

•Program is limited to 25 children, ages 5-12

•Children must be accompanied by an adult

For more information about the program, email events@nbplfoundation.org or call 949-548-2411.



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