October 20

The Kid Restaurant – Where Your Child Is The Waiter and Chef

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On the last lesson of our after-school Cooking class, parents and siblings are invited to what we call the “Kid Restaurant.”

We create a restaurant where your kids are the waiters and chefs, serving what we made that day in class.  It’s a “thank you” for joining our Cooking class and is an opportunity to get to know your Chef Teacher

Time And Day Of The Kid Restaurant

The Kid Restaurant ALWAYS takes place on the last class of the session starting the last 20 minutes of class.  If class is from 3:15pm-4:15pm, please come at 3:55pm.

Mark your calendar in advance.  If you have any questions you can reach out to us at info@liftenrichment.com or call our office at (310) 890-8704

Who Is Invited

Parents and siblings are invited to attend.  Typically each student invites a 1-3 family members.  Please don’t bring in extended family because it can make the class hard to manage for the Chef Teacher.  If a full class of 14 students each brings a few parents and siblings, we might be feeding as many as 30-40 people!

What Will Happen

When you arrive your child will greet you as the Waiter/Host

Child:  “Do you have a reservation?”
Parent:  “Yes!”
Child:  “Great, let me bring you to your seat.”

(Note:  You have to understand, this restaurant is VERY exclusive.  It’s the only restaurant in the world where you have to have given birth or help parent the waiter/chef.)

Afterwards, you’ll be seated, shown our menu (which will have only one item) and then you get to eat!

What You Will Eat

The dish will be chosen by the Chef Teacher from the recipes featured this session.  Examples of dishes include:

  • Pasta with vegetables, cheddar and besciamel sauce
  • Lettuce wraps with ground beef and soy-lime dressing
  • Bruschetta topped with goat cheese, sautéed kale and Parmesan
  • Sliders with turkey patties, lettuce, tomato and cranberry sauce

To find out exactly what you will be eating, you can ask your Chef Teacher or the office.  There will always be a vegetarian option.

If You Can’t Make It

We understand how difficult it can be to join our Kid Restaurant because it’s in the middle of the afternoon on a weekday.  We aim to always give advance notice to parents.

If you can’t make it, your child will most likely be a bit bummed but you can mitigate this if you:

  • Tell them in advance. Simply say, “Hey, I can’t make it because of (reason) but look forward to trying a bite of what you made at home.”  That evening you can make it up to them with ice cream or something special.
  • Invite a nanny or other relative (i.e. grandparent or uncle/aunt). This way someone they know is attending and coming to see them.
  • Ask another parent to take a picture or short video of your child. This way you can vicariously experience the Kid Restaurant.

To Wrap It Up

The main thing to know is to arrive on-time as best you can as the restaurant opens during the last 20 minutes of class of the last class.

Also, take a minute to thank your Chef Teacher.  He or she has worked hard teaching your child to cook multiple dishes this session.  They appreciate the kind words.

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Eric Horwitz

About LIFT

Eric founded LIFT Enrichment in 2010 because he wanted to help young kids develop their culinary skills so they could make healthy foods for friends and family for the rest of their lives.  He has worked with kids for over 15 years and enjoys their energy and enthusiasm for learning new things.  Eric studied abroad in Italy while at UCLA and discovered a passion for cooking.  

Eric Horwitz, Ceo of Lift

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