Walker cooking club-girl chopping vegetables

Walker EDGE Club Spotlight: After-school cooking club is recipe for learning valuable life skills

Walker cooking clubThe Walker Upper Elementary Cooking Club is an after-school activitiy option for fifth and sixth grade students in the EDGE program who want to learn about basic food preparation and cooking skills.

Walker cooking club-girl chopping vegetables

Led by advisor Becky Calvert, the group meets once a week in the school kitchen for an hour and prepares a variety of recipes such as egg rolls, tomato soup, mini-quiches, mac & cheese, homemade granola, fruit and yogurt parfaits, kale chips, crepes, open face roasted veggie sandwiches, mango salsa,  cranberry orange muffins and vegetable jambalaya.

“The kids love cooking and are more likely to try something new if they made it,” said Calvert. “They are learning life skills and having fun while doing it.”

At the end of each semester, Calvert said the students receive a cookbook of the recipes they made so they can show their new skills off and re-create their favorite recipes at home.

Spring semester info and sign-ups for Walker’s EDGE clubs will be sent home on 1/27. Registration also begins on 1/27. The first club meetings will be held on 2/5. Fees are $20/semester (free for students with free/reduced lunch). For more information, check out the EDGE web site here!