Last Friday, mombloggers and kids gathered at the Kitchen Studio of Makati Diamond Residences to partipate in the Kids Kitchen Camp organized by the San Miguel Pure Foods (SMPF) Culinary Center.
Now on its 24th year, the annual activity of SMPF Culinary Center aims to instill love and appreciation for food and cooking while introducing various SMPF products that can help in preparation ease and enhance skills of young budding cooking enthusiasts.
At home, I always encourage my daughter to get involved in meal preparations. We cook homegrown recipes and try out new ones. In so doing, we get to include fresh ingredients and enjoy healthier meals, while improving our cooking skills. I want her to be inclined towards home-cooked meals and less reliant on convenience food or takeaways.
Cooking is one of the life skills I want her to specialize on and the blogger kids series is an opportune time to make the learning experience more fun.
The children were divided into 6 groups, with an SMPF Culinary Center chef supervising each one under the leadership of Chef Pamela Obieta.
|Pulled Pork Tacos|
|Quick Meaty Spaghetti|
They were taught to prepare five kid-friendly recipes like Nachos Afritada using Chicken Afritada and Magnolia Cheddar Cheese, Tacos made from Purefoodd Pulled Pork BBQ Pinoy Style and Magnolia Cheered Squeeze, Meaty Spaghetti using Dari Creme, Monterey Ground Pork, Purefoods Tender Juicy Jumbo Hotdogs, and Magnolia Cheezee. The classic Chicken Tinola was simplified using Magnolia 3-way Chicken Ginger-based. And for dessert, they made Flower Pot Cakes from Magnolia Devil's Food Cake, La Pacita Graham Crackers, Magnolia Cream Cheese plus Magnolia All-Purpose Cream.
The children had a grand time bonding with each other as they moved from one recipe to the next. And the best part was partaking in their own creations in between laughs.
After refreshments, the kids were handed certificates for completing the kitchen champ.
Thank you San Miguel PureFoods for a fun Friday afternoon.