Tag Archives: Ger-Nis Culinary and Herb Center

Thank You Time Out Kids

3 Mar

Our good friends at Time Out Kids have featured us in their March 2012 Camp Edition, available at newsstands now.

They wrote up a great summary of what our summer camp sets out to accomplish:

Butter Beans Food and Garden Camp

Culinary-minded kids choose from four sessions, each with a different farm-to-table theme—how food is grown, produced, preserved or prepared. All participants take field trips to local gardens, farms and farmers’ markets and “cook” their own lunch almost every day. Other activities might include visiting local chefs and beekeepers, pickling vegetables and learning to compost.

They also included a photograph of our 2011 camper posing in front of a selection of cheeses on our trip to Murray’s cheese!

Speaking of summer camp, we are hosting an open house this coming Sunday, March 4th from 11am-1pm at the Ger-Nis Culinary + Herb Center540 President Street, Suite 2E. We will have samples of a typical homemade summer camp snack, and you will have the chance to meet our summer camp staff, have all of your questions answered, and mingle with like-minded parents. Your children are more than welcome to come too! You can also sign up for camp, and receive an early bird discount!

If you miss us on Sunday, we will be presenting our camp at the American Camp Association fair on Saturday, March 10th from 12pm-3pm, at the Grace Church School.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Photo courtesy of timeoutkids.com

Butter Beans’ newsletter debut + summer camp open house!

7 Feb

Butter Beans just put out its first newsletter! From a delicious lentil recipe, to updates on our Food & Garden summer camp, to how we connect with students through school food committees and a chance to hear from our chefs, we have a lot to share.  We hope you get the chance to check it out!

Sign up on the sidebar (scroll down on the right) of our website to receive future newsletters direct to your inbox.

If summer camp is on your mind (we’ve certainly had some weather to bring on warm summer thoughts in NY!), please join us this Sunday from 11am-1pm at our camp headquarters, Ger-Nis Culinary and Herb Center. This is an opportunity for you to meet and hear our wonderful staff, taste a typical Butter Beans summer camp snack, get answers to all your questions and mingle with other like-minded parents. And of course, children are welcome. You can sign up for camp on the spot and if before March 15th, receive an early bird discount!

The details:

Ger-Nis Culinary and Herb Center
540 President Street
suite 2E
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Thank you for supporting Butter Beans’ vision to nourish and sustain healthier, happier children.

Butter Beans Summer Camps headquartered at Ger-Nis!

15 Jan

Have you started thinking about summer plans for your children yet?  Well, look no further! Your child is guaranteed to have an extraordinary farm-to-table experience at Butter Beans Food & Garden Summer Camp.  Each day will consist of a different adventure, from visiting local chocolate and cheese makers (tasting is encouraged!) to hand-picking ingredients from farmer’s markets to cook for lunch.  Kids will learn how to plant and harvest their own vegetables, and plenty of cooking techniques such as properly salting cooking water, how to use a knife in different occasions (kid-friendly knives, of course) and combining herbs for great flavor.

Where we will be doing all of this cooking?  

Butter Beans Summer Campwill be hosted at Ger-Nis Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center headquarters! We love Ger-nis for their commitment to creating better chefs and more educated eaters.  Of course, the stunning loft space doesn’t hurt. Located on President St. in Park Slope, Brooklyn, the Ger-nis Culinary and Herb Center offers vibrant kitchen spaces, top of the line equipment, and the freshest ingredients available, all accessible to our campers.  Your child will feel like they’re hosting their own cooking show.  The space provides kid-friendly cooking stations and utensils in just about every color imaginable.  But don’t let your children have all the fun! Ger-Nis’s Culinary and Herb Center hosts a slew of unique cooking classes for adults, from “Make Your Own Take-Out,” to “Sunday Night Italian.”

The founder, Nissa (read her bio here!) describes herself as a passionate gardener and fresh herb aficionado.  Nissa strongly believes in the phrase “from seed to mouth,” which has become the mission statement of the Ger-Nis Culinary and Herb Center.  They aim to teach students not only how to cook great food, but how to grow a lot of it themselves.  Similar to Butter Beans, Ger-Nis emphasizes the importance of the origin of different foods and the ways in which cooking can be a great medium to connect to different cultures.

Can it get any better? We are so thankful for such an amazing space, and for Nissa and the rest of the Ger-Nis team.  Our campers will be, too!

*Registration has begun, and if you sign up by March 15, 2012, you will get 10% off, so reserve your space now! For more information or to register, email us at Camp@ButterBeansKitchen.com

Photo courtesy of Ger-Nis Culinary + Herb Center