SF Rec and Park Recruits Petite Bakers for Fall 2012


SF Rec and Park Recruits Petite Bakers for Fall 2012


SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) is recruiting petite bakers at the Richmond Recreation Center this Fall.  The Department is offering an interactive, hands-on baking class for children between ages 3 to 6.  The class is taught by Chef Matthew Fast who received his training from California Culinary Academy Le Cordon Bleu Program.  Chef Fast’s mission is to teach the importance of good nutrition and encourage the next generation to develop cooking and baking skills.


Little kids will have the opportunity to learn about baking basics, simple ingredients, kitchen safety, and most importantly, they will learn to be comfortable about making food with others in a safe and fun environment.  The Petite Bakers course is also offered at Eureka Valley Recreation Center and Moscone Recreation Center.  For more information, please visit: https://www.sfreconline.org/Start/start.asp and the course number is 27312. 


As a SF Rec and Park instructor, Chef Fast teaches the basics of cooking to children and youth at the Department’s recreation centers. His courses explore where food comes from, different types of lands and cultures.  He also talks about simple things like how to recycle and why it is important.  In addition, Chef Fast teaches mathematics related to cooking measurements, basic science such as how food is grown and how it reacts to other food and processes, creative art for plating and design with food, to geography and culture about different recipes, ingredients, and techniques around the world.  Through Chef Fast, SF Rec and Park’s children and youth can develop precise motor skills, learn how to better communicate, and teamwork through all the social activities and interaction with their classmates in the kitchen.


For media availability, please contact: RPD Info at 415-895-0689 or rpdinfo@sfgov.org .



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