I am a lucky, lucky girl. First of all, when I realised that I would be out of school this week at a training session, I asked my colleague Michelle if she would be comfortable taking care of Les Petits Chefs just for one day. Generously, she agreed and then I thought it might be fun to bring in a guest chef to work with the boys but I wanted it to be someone who knew the boys, the school and how Les Petits Chefs works… enter Adell Shneer. This would be Adell’s SIXTH visit (she’s showed the boys how to decorate cookies for Hallowe’en, made cheese blintzes, helped our with our Food Revolution Day event, made Pad Thai and soup and pasta and each time, we’ve all had so much fun!). Since Adell last visited, she’s launched a cookie business – Art to Eat Cookies. And boy are they spectacular….
Adell is all about not just beautiful cookies she’s also passionate about colour theory… As she says, “When I started making and designing cookies, I started with the basics. Not the basics of baking but the basics of colour theory. I have always been drawn to vibrant colour. I knew what I liked, what stirred my soul and excited my eyes, but didn’t really know why. So I set out on a quest, to learn more about colour.” Adell read what she calls “the ultimate colour theory book The Art of Colour, written by Johannes Itten“. You can read Adell’s notes about colour theory here.
We thought it might be interesting for the boys to have a quick colour theory lesson too so we settled on “decorating amazing cookies with a bit of art colour theory thrown in for good measure.” I am really bummed I missed this class because as you will see from the pictures below, it looks like a blast!
And behold some of their masterpieces…
And how did I get these fabulous photos when I wasn’t there? Well another colleague who is pretty nifty with a camera, Tim, offered very generously to come and take “a few” pictures. When I went to collect them, there were well over 100 gorgeous photos – it was hard to narrow them down to just a few for this post.
I heard via text and email that the class was fabulous, then the next day when I arrived back at school I was greeted with these gorgeous cookies – a care package from Adell…
Talk about lucky – two amazing colleagues (Michelle and Tim) who take my place as both photographer and
crowd control supervision, an amazing guest chef (Adell) and a mum who offered to help out when she realised I was not going to be there (Tara). Thank you all. The boys were so happy and appreciative of the fact that I organised something for them even though I was not going to be there. One of the best Petits Chefs sessions I never went to!
Did you know – it’s Food Revolution Day on Friday May 17th? Find out how you can get involved and Cook it. Share it. Live it. for #FRD2013 in this post.