Do you have an aspiring young chef in your home? Then they are going to love the newest classes available at the Milan Hy-Vee!

The Milan Hy-Vee (201 W 10th Ave Milan) is offering Junior Chefs Camp (9-13 years old) from Tuesday Jul 24 through Thursday Jul 26 in the Conference Room and One Step Garden. Morning sessions will run from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and the afternoon sessions will be from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Allow your children to sharpen their cooking skills while having fun with other aspiring young chefs. Each class is led by Nina, Milan Hy-Vee’s store dietitian and will utilize produce from the Milan Hy-Vee One Step Garden located just outside the store.

Here is a run-down of each class:

Tuesday, Jul 24: Perfect Pasta

Junior Chefs will learn how to make homemade ravioli from scratch! Utilizing ingredients from the One Step garden Junior Chefs will make homemade pesto and marinara sauce to serve with their fresh pasta.

Wednesday, Jul 25: Veg-Tastic

In this class Junior Chefs will explore the many different ways to cut and cook vegetables. Using produce from our One Step garden Junior Chefs will learn how to roast, spiralize, puree, sauté and make chips/fries out of vegetables.

Thursday, Jul 26: Something Sweet

Veggies in our sweets? You bet! Junior Chefs will learn how to make homemade natural dyed frosting (from spinach and beets!) to decorate Greek yogurt cupcakes. Other sweets will include chocolate zucchini bread and avocado pudding.

Each class is $30, or you can sign up for the entire series for only $75. Payment is required prior to the class. You can choose which session your child would like to attend or pay for the entire series online at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/milan-hy-vee-15609465713.

Please make sure long hair is pulled back prior to class. Aprons will be provided in class – Junior Chefs may bring their own clean apron if they prefer.

If your child has any food allergies, or if you have any questions prior to the class, please contact Nina directly by phone at (309) 787-0273 or nstruss@hy-vee.com.

Tess Abney is a freelance writer who was born and raised in the Quad Cities. She spends most of her time attempting to successfully raise three boys. In her free time, writing is her passion. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.