offered by Dreams For Kids DC
We are so delighted to invite you to an easy to follow-along cooking class led by our multi-talented DFKDC participant Patrick and his mentor Jennifer! We are so excited to welcome Patrick, one of our DFKDC Your Path To Success graduates, to teach a cooking class where we will be making his grandmother’s delicious strawberry pie! This is the fifth cooking class taught by Patrick & Jenn and we don’t plan to stop any time soon!
What: Dreams For Kids DC has set up a virtual cooking clinic for individuals with physical and developmental disabilities and their parents/guardians. This clinic will focus on basic cooking skills. You will make meatloaf! No previous cooking experience necessary, but we DO ask that parents/guardians be close by to assist their children. Patrick and Jennifer will break down the steps to make it accessible for a beginner cook! Once you register, you will be emailed a shopping list, equipment list, and recipe so you can have everything ready when the clinic begins.
When: Friday, May 14th, 2021 from 5:30 – 6:30 PM EST // 2:30 – 3:30 PM PST
Where: Online via Zoom (You will receive the zoom link a few days before the clinic)
Who: Participants with physical and developmental disabilities of all ages welcome and we also invite their family members to attend as well! We also invite DFKDC volunteers and friends to join us online to make this a truly inclusive session. Please read about all of our new digital programming (in light of COVID-19) here: https://www.dreamsforkidsdc.org/programs
Dreams For Kids DC programs are 100% free and give children with disabilities to sports and other activities, helping them realize their full potential to succeed in all walks of life.
About Dreams For Kids DC: Dreams For Kids DC provides life-changing activities that empower children with physical and developmental disabilities to unite with their peers and realize their potential. DFKDC events are adaptive sports clinics held once or twice a month for children with disabilities aged 4 – 24. Through our events, those with physical and developmental disabilities are able to come off the sidelines and unite with their peers. A lot of these children have been bullied in schools, and are left out of activities with able-bodied children. The empowerment and self confidence gained through the clinic will carry over from the field to the home, classroom, and the community, allowing them to realize that their disability will not prevent them from fulfilling their dreams. Each child is partnered with a volunteer to learn the essence of teamwork, have a mentor, and also bond over a sense of camaraderie. Learn more at dreamsforkidsdc.org
About DFKDC Chef Patrick: Patrick is an outgoing and energetic young man from Virginia. He is also a 2020 graduate of the Dreams For Kids DC Your Path To Success program. Patrick likes singing, dancing, and especially cooking. He will be teaching a different recipe each month, alongside his buddy, DFKDC volunteer Jennifer.
About DFKDC Volunteer Sous Chef Jennifer: Hey! My name is Jennifer Etsuko Higa, and I am a 23 year-old cooking enthusiast. I was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. In Japanese culture, food is one of the most important parts of life — people were taking photos of their food way before Instagram was around! I have loved cooking and baking since I could remember and even have a vivid memory of myself making fresh ricotta cheese at the age of 5, with my paper chef’s hat on. Now, I continue my passion and love for cooking because it allows me to connect with other people and cultures. Can’t wait to cook with you!
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