Kid Chef - LSU AgCenter Rapides Extension

Kid Chef - LSU AgCenter Rapides Extension KidChef is a nutrition education and culinary education program through the LSU AgCenter. The original KidChef is geared for youth ages 9-12.
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03/26/2020

KidChef Culinary Term of the Day:
"al dente" - describes pasta or rice that is cooked to be firm to the bite. It is Italian for firm "to the tooth". In contemporary Italian cooking, the term identifies the ideal consistency for pasta and involves a brief cooking time.

03/26/2020

Logan's Yummy Lemon Bars
1 cup butter, softened
½ cup white sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
4 eggs
1 ½ cups white sugar
¼ cup all-purpose flour
2 lemons, juiced

Step 1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Step 2
In a medium bowl, blend together softened butter, 2 cups flour and 1/2 cup sugar. Press into the bottom of an ungreased 9x13 inch pan.

Step 3
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until firm and golden. In another bowl, whisk together the remaining 1 1/2 cups sugar and 1/4 cup flour. Whisk in the eggs and lemon juice. Pour over the baked crust.

Step 4
Bake for an additional 20 minutes in the preheated oven. The bars will firm up as they cool. For a festive tray, make another pan using limes instead of lemons and adding a drop of green food coloring to give a very pale green. After both pans have cooled, cut into uniform 2 inch squares. Enjoy!

03/25/2020

KidChef Culinary Term of the Day: "Mirepoix" (meer uh pwah)
a seasoning base of diced onions, carrots, & celery sweated or caramelized down with oil or butter.

Mise en place for some yummy Lemon Squares Logan is about to bake!   Recipe to follow...
03/24/2020

Mise en place for some yummy Lemon Squares Logan is about to bake! Recipe to follow...

03/24/2020

KidChef Culinary Term of the Day:
"Mise en Place"
- this means "everything in it's place"; when you gather and prep all of your ingredients to put your dish together.

03/17/2020

The Lunch & Learn at the LSU AgCenter Rapides Extension Office scheduled for March 25, 2020 has been cancelled.

Building a food supply for a two-week emergency
03/16/2020
Building a food supply for a two-week emergency

Building a food supply for a two-week emergency

In Louisiana, we are accustomed to preparing for hurricanes. During hurricane season, we stock up on non-perishable foods that do not have to be cooked or stored in the refrigerator or freezer in case the power goes out for a few days. With the coronavirus outbreak, we don’t have to be as concerne...

Please preregister by calling 318-767-3968.  This one will fill up quick!
03/06/2020

Please preregister by calling 318-767-3968. This one will fill up quick!

03/03/2020

Dining with Diabetes - Classes starting March 9. Meet on Monday's at Cabrini Healthy Learning Center at 2 p.m. Healthy Food Tastings at each class! Call to register: 318-767-3966
Adults

Register Now!!!   There is no other camp like this one.  April 3-4, 2020Call 318-765-7209. Adam O’Malley is handling reg...
02/22/2020

Register Now!!! There is no other camp like this one. April 3-4, 2020
Call 318-765-7209.
Adam O’Malley is handling registration

Sign up NOW!  High school kids only.  There is no other camp like this one!   April 3-4, 2020
02/21/2020

Sign up NOW! High school kids only. There is no other camp like this one! April 3-4, 2020

Hey KidChef parents/grandparents - Join us for Lunch & Learn on February 12!  Seating is limited - pre-registration requ...
02/05/2020

Hey KidChef parents/grandparents - Join us for Lunch & Learn on February 12! Seating is limited - pre-registration required!

Register now!
01/10/2020

Register now!

Here is another great recipe from our Holiday Cooking workshop last weekend!  Enjoy!
12/13/2019

Here is another great recipe from our Holiday Cooking workshop last weekend! Enjoy!

Here are a couple of the recipes from our workshop this past weekend!  Enjoy!
12/10/2019

Here are a couple of the recipes from our workshop this past weekend! Enjoy!

KidChef Holiday Workshop was lots of fun! We made Zesty Crackers, Ham & Cheese Party Sandwiches, Pecan Pralines and Grin...
12/07/2019

KidChef Holiday Workshop was lots of fun! We made Zesty Crackers, Ham & Cheese Party Sandwiches, Pecan Pralines and Grinch KaBobs - these kids are amazing!

TeenChefs were cooking up a storm of seafood tonight!  Seafood Gumbo, Crawfish Cornbread, and Pan-Seared Catfish Bites!
12/07/2019

TeenChefs were cooking up a storm of seafood tonight!
Seafood Gumbo, Crawfish Cornbread, and Pan-Seared Catfish Bites!

12/03/2019

The workshop for Saturday, December 7 is full! Please keep an eye on our page for 2020 workshop and camp schedules!
~ Chef Quincy 🍽

12/02/2019

Last call for KIDCHEF Holiday Cooking workshop this Saturday, December 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ages 9-12 years old only. Cost is $20.
Registration deadline is tomorrow at noon. Please pre-register at 318-767-3966.

10/29/2019

We are gearing up for some adult cooking workshops in the Spring 2020. Stay tuned...

10/29/2019

The next KidChef workshop will be on Saturday, December 7!
Holiday Cooking
Ages 9-12 only
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
$20 Per Child
100 Gregg Marshall Drive
Alexandria, LA 71302
Must pre-register!

Last Call for Saturday's Workshop !!
10/21/2019

Last Call for Saturday's Workshop !!

Our October 2019 KidChef Workshop - Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m .to 1 p.m. MUST PRE-REGISTER & space is limited
10/11/2019

Our October 2019 KidChef Workshop - Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m .to 1 p.m. MUST PRE-REGISTER & space is limited

Great opportunities in 4-H for your KidChef's to look forward to!
09/17/2019
Youth Learn Culinary Arts in the Great American Seafood Cook-Off 4-H Edition

Great opportunities in 4-H for your KidChef's to look forward to!

The world of culinary arts is a growing, ever-changing realm that interests many young 4-H’ers. Traditionally, 4-H programming has focused on commodity cook-offs and nutrition education workshops to introduce youth to basic cooking skills, food safety and workforce preparation. But in 2010, a new ...

09/17/2019

Last call for the KidChef Baking workshop to be held this Saturday, Sept 21! We need at least 2 more kids to participate. Register today! 318-767-3968

We still have a few openings for this workshop on Saturday, September 21!
09/11/2019

We still have a few openings for this workshop on Saturday, September 21!

Trent Loos
09/05/2019

Trent Loos

What's in your diet? Today LSU Ag Center Nutrition Agent (my friend) Quincy Vidrine joins Rural Route Radio with excellent discussion about all thing in consumption. AND we learn In 1894, the USDA published its first food recommendations through a Farmers’ Bulletin, suggesting diets for males based on content of protein, carbohydrate, fat and mineral matter.
http://ruralrouteradio.com/affiliates/thursruralroute.mp3

To register you may call or come by our office Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Payment must be made for spot to be...
08/30/2019

To register you may call or come by our office Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Payment must be made for spot to be saved!

Lunch & Learn - September 11, 2019Sign up now!
08/30/2019

Lunch & Learn - September 11, 2019
Sign up now!

Hey KidChefs - remember the yummy Shrimp Creole we cooked?Watch KALB Jambalaya Morning Show on Friday - One of the TeenC...
08/13/2019

Hey KidChefs - remember the yummy Shrimp Creole we cooked?
Watch KALB Jambalaya Morning Show on Friday - One of the TeenChef/Counselors will be making it with me on TV!

Fall Lunch & Learn series begins August 21 - don't miss this awesome event!
08/07/2019

Fall Lunch & Learn series begins August 21 - don't miss this awesome event!

08/05/2019

KidChef & TeenChef Parents:
We are gearing up for Fall 2019 Workshops and need your input!
What is the best day/time of the week for us to conduct workshops?
Thursday Evenings?
Friday Evenings?
Saturday Morning?
Your feedback is greatly appreciated!
Holiday week workshops for the fall are not possible this year due to other commitments.

4-H’ers learn skills at KidChef Camp
08/02/2019
4-H’ers learn skills at KidChef Camp

4-H’ers learn skills at KidChef Camp

(08/01/19) ALEXANDRIA, La. — Junior chefs showcased their new culinary skills by hosting an informal buffet for their parents as part of the LSU AgCenter KidChef Camp held July 29-Aug. 1 at the DeWitt Livestock Center near Alexandria.

08/02/2019

KidChef Parents - be sure to get a copy of the Alexandria Daily TownTalk on Sunday - that’s when our KidChef article and pics will run!

KidChef : Day 4 - Party with the Parents!We had such an amazing group this year!Thanks to all the parents who came out t...
08/02/2019

KidChef : Day 4 - Party with the Parents!
We had such an amazing group this year!
Thanks to all the parents who came out to support their KidChefs - it was fun to feed y’all!

KidChef : Day 4 - Party with the Parents!We had such an amazing group this year!Thanks to all the parents who came out t...
08/01/2019

KidChef : Day 4 - Party with the Parents!
We had such an amazing group this year!
Thanks to all the parents who came out to support their KidChefs - it was fun to feed y’all!

Day 3 of KidChef included cooking Pink Lemonade Pie , Cheeseburger Sliders on the Grill , Grilled Veggies , and Baked Ma...
08/01/2019

Day 3 of KidChef included cooking Pink Lemonade Pie , Cheeseburger Sliders on the Grill , Grilled Veggies , and Baked Macaroni & Cheese

More from Day 2 😊
07/31/2019

More from Day 2 😊

Day 2- the kids made Shrimp Creole & Rice , Corn Casserole , Easy Chicken & Dumplings and Monster Cookies - aka Chocolat...
07/31/2019

Day 2- the kids made Shrimp Creole & Rice , Corn Casserole , Easy Chicken & Dumplings and Monster Cookies - aka Chocolate & Oatmeal No-Bake Cookies

KidChef 2019Day 2: Like Grandma Used to Make
07/30/2019

KidChef 2019
Day 2: Like Grandma Used to Make

More photos from Day 1
07/29/2019

More photos from Day 1

KidChef Day 1 - The kids made Strawberry & Granola Yogurt Bites , Mozzarella Cheese Sticks & Marinara, Broccoli & Cheese...
07/29/2019

KidChef Day 1 - The kids made Strawberry & Granola Yogurt Bites , Mozzarella Cheese Sticks & Marinara, Broccoli & Cheese Quesadillas, and Outrageously Good Stuffed Celery

07/17/2019

Registration for KIDCHEF Camp (July 29-Aug1) will close tomorrow at 4:30 p.m.
No Exceptions - we have to get our t-shirt order in.

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Alexandria, LA
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Thanks for the Shrimp Creole recipe! Everyone is gobbling it up!
My daughter wants a cooking birthday party. Is there any chance that you do birthday parties?