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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