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food explorers logoJoin Food Explorers this school year to learn all about food, cooking and baking. Each week, children will make or bake a brand new recipe and explore new flavors, ingredients and cooking techniques. With a focus on Food Neutrality, Food Explorers classes aim to empower and inspire children to create delicious food, gain confidence in the kitchen and focus on the skills and experiences of cooking. All recipes are nut free and one recipe will be made each week. Recipes may contain dairy, eggs and/or gluten.

Holiday Baking! Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 PM, 11/29-12/20 
Join Food Explorers for some delicious holiday desserts! Each week you’ll make your own dessert and explore new foods and flavors. You’ll be making: Mini Gingerbread Cheesecakes, Hot Chocolate Croissant Bites, Cinnamon Sugar Skewers, Chocolate Peppermint Energy Bites. All recipes are nut free but may contain dairy, eggs, and gluten.

Cheese Please!
Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 PM, 1/31-2/21

(2nd -4th Grade)
Join Food Explorers for 4 weeks of deliciously cheesy recipes! We’ll be making three cheese pizza bites, personal nachos, fried mozzarella bites, and cheesy smashed potatoes. Recipes are nut free but do contain dairy, eggs and gluten. Ingredient substitutions are not possible.
 
Surprise Desserts! Wednesdays, 6-7 PM, 1/31-2/21
(5th -8th Grade)

Join Food Explorers for 4 weeks of sweet treats made with an undercover star; vegetables! Join Food Explorers for 4 weeks of deliciously sweet desserts all containing a surprise vegetable! We’ll be making brownies, cake pops and cobbler. Recipes are nut free but do contain dairy, eggs and gluten. Ingredient substitutions are not possible.
 
Spring Desserts! Fridays, 4:30-5:30 PM, 4/26-5/17
(2nd-4th Grade)

Join Food Explorers for a 4 week dessert class! We’ll be making blueberry trifles, fruit tarts, fruit cobbler, and ambrosia. All recipes are nut free but will contain dairy, eggs and gluten. Ingredient substitutions are not possible.


Read Simsbury Culture, Parks and Recreation Department's refund Policy here.

Behavior Policy
Rules, Behavior, and Discipline Policy
Participants will be responsible for following ALL program rules as listed below:
*Participants must be respectful to other participants, staff, and facilities and equipment at all times.
*Participants must remain in designated program areas at all times unless escorted by an instructor.
*Participants must stay with their instructor at all times.
*Participants must use appropriate language with other participants and staff at all times.
*Participants are only permitted to leave the program when they are signed out by a parent/guardian or other
authorized person.

All children are expected to behave in a proper and respectful manner. We will not tolerate any physical violence, name calling, foul language, destruction of property, or any other behavior deemed inappropriate by the staff. In accordance with the severity and frequency of the behavior, a behavior tracking form may be completed and kept on file. Parents will be notified and receive a copy of any such form. If warranted, the Recreation Department reserves the right to dismiss or suspend any child from the program. No refunds will be given.

Scholarships
Interested in a scholarship for this program? Contact Simsbury Social Services at 860-658-3283.

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Holiday Baking 
N/A 2 - 6 11/29/2023 - 12/20/2023
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM

Apple Barn, 60 Old Farms Rd.
$100.00 R, $100.00 NR
 
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Cheese Please! 
N/A 2 - 4 01/31/2024 - 02/21/2024
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM

Apple Barn, 60 Old Farms Rd.
$100.00 R, $100.00 NR
 
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Surprise Desserts 
N/A 5 - 8 01/31/2024 - 02/21/2024
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Apple Barn, 60 Old Farms Rd.
$100.00 R, $100.00 NR
 
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Spring Desserts 
N/A 2 - 4 04/26/2024 - 05/17/2024
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM

Apple Barn, 60 Old Farms Rd.
$100.00 R, $100.00 NR
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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