September 18

Dinner at our “Kid Restaurant”

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Imagine this:

It’s your child’s last day of cooking class from an enrichment class or week of summer camp.  You’ve received an exclusive invitation to our “Kid Restaurant” where your son or daughter will you serve the dish made in class that day.

You knock on the door and (for the sake of this blog post) your daughter greet  you with a warm smile
“Do you have a reservation?” she asks.
“Yes,” you say with a chuckle.”
“How many in your party?”
Just your two parents.”
“Right this way,” as she holds your hand and guides you to a table.  In the distance, you see the Chef Teacher working on Thai Spring Rolls, the dish of the day.

Your daughter appears with a cup of water and a menu that she made and decorated that says “Welcome to Our Restaurant” on the front.

“Can I take your order?”
“Sure, what’s on the menu?” you respond.
“We made Thai Spring Rolls with Sweet and Sour Sauce in class today, so that’s it.”
“Great, I’ll take two orders of spring rolls”
“Ok, let me get you a snack first.”

Your little girl heads to the chef and places some baby carrots in a bowl with a spoonful of homemade cilantro-lime veggie dip.  She places it in front of you and returns to the chef.  In class, she made spring rolls loaded with lettuce, red bell pepper, carrot, cilantro, lime juice and rice noodles, wrapped in rice paper.  She places two rolls on two plates with a side of sweet and sour sauce.

She serves you the spring rolls, beaming with pride.
“Honey…you made this?”
“Yep!  That was our lesson today”
“They look delicious!  I hope they’re as good as those Sushi Rolls you made last week or the Orange Chicken with Rice you made the week before.”
“Try it!  It’s good.”

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You take a bite and are impressed by all the flavors from the fresh vegetables, noodles and tasty sauce.

“Can I get you some more water?”  your daughter asks.
“Sure.”

She heads away to fill your cup.  It feels great to be waited on and served by your child.  You look around as parents are chatting with one another, and enjoying their time to relax.

The chef comes out and thanks everyone for coming, saying that the Kids Restaurant was a big hit.  The kids receive full-color cookbooks featuring all the recipes they made in class.  The chef even jokes that it’s the most exclusive restaurant in LA because to get a reservation for our restaurant, you have to have parented your server for a minimum of 5 years.

This Kid Restaurant experience is one of the best parts of our cooking camp, that you can experience this summer at our camp.


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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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