Join our Cooking class where your child can explore Italian cuisine, cook with vegetables and have fun!

Expand Your Palate!

Cook Like A Chef!

Explore New Cultures!

Spring 2018 - Italian Favorites

Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella Bruschetta

Healthy Fettucine Alfredo with Asparagus

Classic & Veggie Meatballs

Tiramisu (Italian cookies with Marscapone)

Caesar Salad with Homemade Courtons

Minestrone Soup

Homemade Gnocchi

Zucchini Noodles with Lemon & Parmesan

Get ready to “Mangia Bene” (“Eat Well”) in LIFT Enrichment’s cooking class!  This session, kids will journey through Italy and learn to make Homemade Gnocchi, Caesar Salad with Croutons, Minestrone Soup, Classic & Veggie Meatballs, Healthy Fettucine Alfredo with Asparagus and much more. Plus each lesson includes a dash of history, science, culinary techniques and even dining etiquette. At the end of the session, parents are invited to our Kid Restaurant where your kids are the waiters and chefs! Get hungry to learn the art of cooking.

Veggies Include: Asparagus, Zucchini, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Onions, Carrots and more

Recipes Include: Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Bruschetta, Caesar Salad with Homemade Croutons, Classic & Veggie Meatballs, Minestrone Soup, Zucchini Noodles with Lemon and Parmesan, Healthy Fettuccine Alfredo with Asparagus, Pasta alla Primavera (Pasta with Spring Vegetables), Homemade Gnocchi, Tiramisu (Italian cookies with Marscapone)

Enrollment is limited to 14 students per class. Register today!

Schools We Partner With (60+): Albert Einstein Academy, All Souls School, Bethany Lutheran School, Beryl Heights Elementary, Big Springs Elementary, Brawerman Elementary, Camino Grove, Chandler Learning Academy, Circle View Elementary, Clairbourn School, CREST Enrichment (SMMUSD), Davis Magnet, Echo Horizon, Egremont School,  El Rincon Elementary, First Lutheran School of Torrance, Franklin Ave Elementary,  Golden View,  Growing Outdoors , Grand View Elementary, Harkhem Hillel Hebrew Academy,  Haynes Charter, Hickory Tree School, Holly Avenue, Hugo Reid, John Thomas Dye, Lanai Elementary, Laurence School, Lincoln Elementary, Longley Way, Los Encinos School,  Meadows Elementary, Nativity Catholic, Our Lady of Malibu, Our Lady of Peace, Pacific Elementary, Pennekamp Elementary, River Oaks Academy, Robinson Elementary, Roosevelt Elementary, St Angela Merici, St Anastasia, St Cornelius, St. Cyprian, St Gregory Hovsepian, St. Felicitas, St Hedwig, St Lawrence,  St Louis of France, St Margaret of Mary, St Mark, St Norbert, St Monica Elementary, San Gabriel Christian, Short Avenue, Township Elementary, Village View,  Visitation School, Westchester Lutheran, Westside Neighborhood School, Wood Ranch Elementary, 

School

Day of the Week & Time

Dates

Lessons

Status

All Souls School

Wednesdays (Lego)  3:15pm-4:15pm

Thursdays (Lego) 1:15pm-2:15pm

Friday (Italian)  3:15pm-4:15pm

3/21 - 5/16 (no 4/4)

3/22 - 5/24 (no 3/29, 4/5)

3/23 - 5/25  (no 3/30, 4/6)

8

8

7

Opens: 2/21

Register By: 3/20/18

Bethany  Lutheran School

Tuesdays 3:30pm-4:30pm

4/17-5/22

6

Register by: 4/13/18

Chandler Learning Academy

Thursdays 2:30pm-3:30pm

4/5-5/17

7

Register by: 4/1/18

Circle View 

Wednesdays 12:45pm-1:45pm

4/11 - 5/30

8

Register by: 4/9/18

Clairbourn School

Tuesdays 3:15pm-4:15pm

4/10-5/22

7

Register by: 4/8/18

​Davis Magnet

Thursdays 3:05pm-4:05pm

4/26 - 6/7

7

Register by: 4/20/18

Egremont School

Tuesdays 3:00pm-4:00pm

3/27 - 5/15

7

Register by: 3/22/18

El Rincon

Mondays 3:30pm-4:30pm

4/23 - 6/4

6

Register by: 4/20/18

Golden View 

Tuesdays 2:55pm-3:55pm

& Thursdays 1:55pm - 2:55pm

4/24 - 6/5

4/26 - 6/7

7

Register by: 4/17/18

Haynes Charter

Tuesdays 1:40pm-2:40pm

4/10 - 5/22

7

Register by: 4/6/18

Katherine Elementary

Thursdays 2:30pm-3:30pm

4/26-5/331

6

Register by 4/24/18

Laurel Hall

Wednesdays 3:15pm-4:14pm

4/18 - 5/30

7

Register by: 4/10/18

Lincoln Elementary

Tuesdays 2:40pm-3:40pm

5/1 - 6/5

6

Register by: 4/28/18

Roosevelt Elementary 

Wednesdays

1:50-2:50pm (TK - K) 

3:10-4:10pm (1-5)

3/14 - 5/16 

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Short Ave 

Mondays 2:30pm - 3:30pm

4/16 -5/21

6

Register by: 4/9/18

St Angela Merici

Fridays 3:05pm-4:05pm

2/23-4/27 (no 3/30, 4/6)

7

Winter & Spring combo
Register by: 2/20/18

St Cyprian

Thurs 3:30pm-4:30pm

Fridays 1:30pm-2:30pm

4/12 - 5/17

4/13 - 5/18

6

Register by: 4/10/18

St Hedwig

Mondays 3:00pm- 4:00pm 

4/23 - 6/4

6

Register by: 4/16/18

Stevenson Elementary

Fridays 2:40-3:40pm

3/30-5/18

8

Register by: 3/28/18

St Mark

Thursdays 3:15pm-4:15pm

4/12 - 5/31 (no 5/24)

7

Register by: 4/9/18

Village View (Spring)

Wednesdays 1pm - 2pm

5/2 - 6/6

6

Register by: 4/25/18

Visitation School

Thursdays 3:00pm-4:00pm 

4/12 - 5/10

5

Register by: 3/3/18

Westchester Lutheran

Fridays 3:20pm-4:20pm

4/27 - 6/8

7

Register by: 4/22/18

Westport Heights 

Wednesdays 1:45pm - 2:45pm

4/25 - 5/30

6

Register by: 4/18/18

Wood Ranch Elementary

Mondays 2:15pm-3:15pm

4/9 - 5/21

7

Register by: 4/6/18

Who we are - LIFT Enrichment

"LIFT" Enrichment (“Learning Is Fun Time”) is Los Angeles’ leading provider of culinary education programs and partners with 50+ elementary schools and Whole Foods.  We help kids learn to eat their vegetables through fun, hands-on cooking classes.  We're making pasta, soups, salads, appetizers, veggie sides, desserts and much more.  Plus each class include history, science, math and culture.

FAQ

How is food safety factored into the class experience?

All cold items are transferred to the school using an insulated bag with an ice pack.  This commute is typically 1-3 hours to keep the ingredients at an optimal temperature.  90% of our recipes are vegetarian, so when we do bring in a healthy protein such as lean chicken breast or beef, it's transported with extra care.  Also, we train our Chef Teachers on safe food handling so they know how to cook all foods to correct levels for consumption.

How do you effectively manage a group of students in elementary school that vary in age?

Another core part of our orientation is classroom management.  We use call and response techniques to get the attention of the kids and focus on an orderly progression for each recipe.  Students clean their hands frequently and help cleanup all utensils, bowls and cutting boards routinely.  

Where do you source your ingredients?

All recipes feature fresh ingredients purchased from local groceries.  Check out our recipes to see that most of our ingredients consist of produce such as zucchini, garlic, onion, bell peppers and much more.  

What do you teach during class?

Each class focuses on a healthy ingredient to cook into a tasty dish.  During class students will learn about nutrition, culture and even dining etiquette.  

How do you train your Chef Teachers?

We hire Chef Teachers who have experience working with children and have a passion for cooking.  Some are former elementary teachers, or camp counselors while others are private chefs.  In our 3-hour Orientation they learn about class management, food safety, class engagement, how to teach and much more.  There is also 5-hours of video tutorials of our class mechanics and how to teach each recipe, plus an extensive handbook.  We also have regular professional development and weekly roundtables for all chef teachers to get feedback and share class experiences.

How can I see a class?

We have many options for you to experience a class:

1)  One of our staff will invite you to watch a class in action taught at a nearby school

2)  We can provide references from clients who have partnered with us for 1+ years

3)  We have recorded class footage as well as recipe tutorials on Youtube

Cauliflower Fried Rice (45k views)
Healthy Zucchini Fritters Kids Can Make

How To Make Hawaiian Macaroni Salad With Kids (Live class footage)
Veggie Quesadillas with Mango Salsa that kids love

If you have any questions, please call us at 310 890 8704 or email info@LIFTenrichment.com