Kids and parents can cook together


LEWISTON — The YWCA of Central Maine will offer a four-part Parent and Child Cooking Class Series. The series will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays, May 24 through June 21.

Each class will have a main focus including snack, soup, main meal and dessert. Nutrition will be discussed as ingredients are being prepared. All ingredients are provided and cooking utensils can be provided, but participants are recommended to bring a kitchen knife, cutting board, vegetable peeler, grater, 13×9 pan, pie pan and a rolling pin.

At the end of each class, participants will take home their creations uncooked to either freeze for future use or cook later that week and eat with their family.

Wendy Wren, owner and operator of The Prep Kitchen in Freeport, will facilitate the series. Wren has a lifelong love of food and food preparation. Her first job at age 16 was working at a Maine summer camp as a kitchen assistant. She is ServSafe certified and ensures all safe food practices are observed. She has worked in restaurants, with caterers and as a hotel food and beverage manager.

The menu will include sweet potato bread with carrots and cranberries, classic minestrone with cannellini beans and pasta, vegetable lasagna and a strawberry cream tart.

Cost of the series is $72 for each parent and child team. Space is limited. For more information and to register, call the YWCA of Central Maine at 795-4050.