Cooking Up Business Skills

The healthy living program has been created to help develop life skills in kids through the activity of cooking. There are many cook books and instructional videos, but we are bringing an innovative approach to traditional cooking by engaging kids, educational focus and developing a foundation of life skills – a business angle may attract more attention.

Cooking is something that is relevant to everyone and an activity with lots of opportunities to learn. Cooking is a way to engage kids in an activity that has great learning outcomes of life skills. We would like to take simple cooking activities and demonstrate ways to help prepare kids with skills. By creating awareness of cooking as a great developmental tool for kids; we can create fun activities, prepare food and prepare kids with many life skills to succeed in life. If we expand the meaning of cooking to include eating, preparing snacks and organizing meals we can create more activities and reach more kids.

There are a number of connections between cooking and business which make cooking a great way to help prepare kids for business. There are many skills which can be learned from cooking which we will expand on in this program.

Why the connection between teaching kids business and cooking?

  1. Skills learned in cooking help kids prepare for business.
  2. Food is a big business to learn about.
  3. Food is an important business strategy. A lot of business is done socially and at meetings over lunch or dinner. New business development can be done and customer relationships developed over time together while enjoying a meal.