Sweet and Savory Cooking and Baking Bonanza Class (4th-8th grade)

Does your child enjoy eating a variety of different cuisines and or desserts, or maybe you are looking for some new, easy and fun recipes especially for children that they will want to cook at home.

If your child loves to cook and or bake, then this 13 week after school delicious and exciting culinary adventure will enhance their culinary skills and senses!

From grocery shopping tips, storing food, menu planning, prepping, trying out new recipes and ingredients, understanding your culinary interests and senses, cutting to mincing, baking, plating and serving techniques, knife skills, food safety and cleaning up, these cooking classes designed just for kids are the perfect blend of learning professional cooking and baking techniques.

These are interactive cooking classes, so there will always be time for learning, questions and answers.

For the final class the children will be given the opportunity to plan the menu, if they wish.

All ingredients will be provided and recipes will be emailed.

Classes are offered Thursdays and Fridays.

The sweet recipes that will be taught include:

Snickerdoodle Cookies

Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting and Sprinkles

Apple Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream

Egg Tarts

Berry Muffins

Pineapple Upside Down Cake


Banana and Chocolate Chip Bread

Lemon Bars

Cherry Cheesecake

Brownies with Custard

Strawberry Shortcake

Coconut Macaroons

The savory recipes include:

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Potato and Pea Samosas

Personal Pan Pizzas


Chicken and Spaghetti Parmesan

Focaccia Bread

Meat Empanadas

Buttermilk Biscuits

Turkey Meatball Bolognese

Garlic and Cheese Pull Apart Bread


Shepherd’s Pie



The same recipes will be taught for the Thursday and Friday class.

Session Thursday Friday
Grades 4th – 8th 4th – 8th
Day/Time 2:55pm – 4:00pm 2:55pm – 4:00pm
Class Dates February 7 – May 16 February 8 – May 17
No Class March 14, April 4 March 15, April 5
Number of Classes 13 13
Location Kitchen, La Entrada Kitchen, La Entrada
Class size 6 – 12 students 6 – 12 students
Class Fee $390 $390
Instructor Chef Meenu Chef Meenu

Instructor: Chef Meenu Bhasin Tel: (415) 987-0574 Email: meenu99@yahoo.com

Please call or email the instructor to report an absence.

Las Lomitas League Contact: Jenn Hipple at jenn@hipple.net

Chef Meenu teaches cooking and baking classes to children and adults.

She teaches a multitude of cuisines, and her specialty is Indian cuisine.

Her philosophy and goals are to inspire children to cook, try out new ingredients/dishes and equip them with lifelong culinary skills and healthy eating habits.

Chef Meenu teaches 12 cooking classes weekly at La Entrada School, Las Lomitas School, The Phillips Brooks School, Woodland School, as well as to a group of home schooled children.

She has worked as a chef at several cooking schools including Sur La Table, Draeger’s and the Jewish Community Center.  

Chef Meenu is the mother of two La Entrada graduates!

For more information, check out www.chefmeenu.weebly.com