Category Archives: Young Chefs 8+ Years Old

Summer Camp Sign Ups are OPEN!

Our summer camp schedule is here. Deena, Hayley, and I are teaming up again to offer a fantastic week long camp. We will be cooking, creating art and doing activities while we “travel” the world.
This summer we will be offering two fun filled weeks! Spots fill up fast, so sign up soon.
Questions? Email

School of Oysters for Families!


Do you have a little oyster lover in the family? Or an adventurous eater who wants to explore the culinary world? Foster’s Craft Cooking​ is partnering up with Turnip the Heat to offer School of Oysters for families!

Class is Saturday, March 26th at 10am. Check out the menu and register here.

(photo care of Foster’s Fine Cooking)

Check Out Our Upcoming Classes

The calendar has just been updated! Check it out!

Upcoming Classes


After-School Cooking Classes Start in ONE WEEK!!

I am counting down the days until our after-school class series start. We will be building our skills in the kitchen, eating great food, and making new friends.
Happy Valley Class Series, Thursday afternoons, 3:30-5:00pm at the New Seasons Market. 3-week session

Portland Class Series, Tuesday afternoons, 3:30-5:00pm at Old Salt Marketplace. 6-week session

Happy Valley Classes Now Offered!

I am thrilled to announce that Turnip the Heat Cooking is now working with the Happy Valley New Seasons Market to offer two different after-school cooking class series.

One is perfect for the budding elementary school chef the other for the middle school chef! These are 3 session classes starting in October. Each class will end with the group sitting down together to share the 3 course meal we create.

I have taught in Happy Valley for over a decade and I am thrilled to be able to offer cooking classes in this community.


Dumpling Class

This will focus on the dumpling! Nearly every culture in the world has a version of the dumpling, delicious filling tucked into dough then steamed, boiled or fried! We will be busy stuffing, folding, cooking and dipping! Come hungry!

Nepalese Momo dumplings
Empanadas with black beans and cheese
Sweet Moochi Dumplings
I have decided to add a Nepalese Momo dumpling to the menu and donate all profits from the class to Mercy Corp to help victims of the Nepalese Earthquake. My heart hurts for Nepal and I want to give back.

Sign up here.

July Kids’ Cooking Classes!

I am getting ready to plan my August and September classes – so if you or your kiddos have any requests please pass them along!

There is still time to sign up for these two classes. Click on the class link for all in the information and the registration page!

Kids’ cooking classes for July:
Berry Delicious (cooking and baking with summer berries)
Kid Classic Comfort Foods (mac and cheese, chicken nuggets from scratch, cookies!)