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Kids in the Kitchen - Crave Sydney International Food Festival

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by Alia Tarsoo (subscribe)
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Your kids like getting their hands dirty when they are with you in the kitchen? How about making their dreams come true during the coming school holidays?

Kids in the Kitchen is another initiative of the Crave Sydney International Food Festival set to turn our little ones into chefs for one day with a series of programs mapped out for the month of October.

From Pizza-making classes to Cupcake High Tea, Asian fusion cuisine, Indian samoussa making, a Junior Sandwichship MasterClass and the Colonial Kitchen, the Crave Sydney has something for all big and little kids.

You can choose from a cookery class at MacMadness where Baroque's head pastry chef Jean Michel Raynaud will teach kids over 10 years old the art of making macaron shells and a simple chocolate ganache.

If not, try out the Cupcake High Tea or the Sparkle Kidz Bake Class where your kids will learn how to bake and decorate their cupcakes, ready to take back home.

Preparing your kid's lunchbox everyday can be quite challenging especially when you want it to be healthy and full of veggies.

Let your kids discover sandwiches in all its tastes and colours at Taronga Zoo alongside some of the world's top sandwich makers at the World Sandwichship.

With their best fans all ready to knead and prepare their favourite dish, the two pizza-making workshops Pizza Bambini and Grappa's Pizza, are sure to be a hit.

Discover the joy of baking and cooking together with your kids at the Hannaford Centre where you will get an occasion to create either an Asian Fusion menu or Cupcake and Chocolate Delights.

Temptation cannot be higher at "Sweetness The Patisserie" for all sweet tooth. So, how about bringing the kids for a sweet making class and let them learn how to make rocky road, bake rainbow-swirled shortbread, fill macaroons and create lemon meringue tartlets while we adults indulge into this sweet sin of ours?

Budding bakers are invited to participate, learn and develop their kneading and shaping skills at the Artisan workshop of Brasserie Bread. Suitable for kids aged 8-12.

At the Palm Grove Centre of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, you can drop in and create chemistry inGalit Segev's cooking chemistry stall. The combination of cooking and chemistry with Galit can be explosive, so try not to miss that one out.

Take your kids on a trip back into the past with this colonial style cuisine where they will get this once in a lifetime opportunity to bake dampers, make old-fashioned lemonade and turn cream into butter. They will even get the chance to eat their creations at the servants' table, by the side of a wood fire.

Indian Food is your favourite? Take your kid on a journey to India with this hands on cookery class and let them learn how to make Yummy Aloo and Kheema Samosas.

Cafe Opera will host one among the most colourful activities for the Crave Sydney's Kids in the Kitchen with a cookery class of cake and tart decorating with icing, fruit and candy. It is to be noted that the course is complimentary if you wish to dine over there.

The Bent on Kid workshop seems to be quite fun and educational as well. A visit to a local farm will show them the origin of local produces which they will bring along to the cooking class to make
pasta and a number of sauces.

There are also a seafood cooking class by the De Costi family and a cooking class by Omage that promise to be interesting and fun for the kids.

For all other inquiries and bookings, please check out this website.
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Why? Turn your little chefs into Masterchefs
When: Whole month of October
Where: All over Sydney
Cost: Depends on event
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