Vanessa Yeung has come in to work with my Petits Chefs EIGHT times now! She’s one of the most popular guest chefs in my Petits Chefs program (although if you ask the boys they would have a very hard time choosing – each week they revise their opinion about which session was “the best”!) and is well known across the Grades 5-8 population as “the lady who shows us how to make the dumplings”!
From the very first time when Vanessa came in to make Soi Gau and Ginger Chicken Potstickers with Les Petits Chefs, I’ve been fascinated to watch how the whole dumpling-making process captivates the boys. It doesn’t matter which boys are in the club or how busy or crazy a day they have had, the minute they start making dumplings, the whole atmosphere in the room changes. The concentration it takes to make them is a little all-consuming and the
kitchen lab is so very quiet. It’s a magical thing!
This visit, I suggested Vanessa show the boys how to make mango salad – I am all about showing the boys how easy it is to make some of their favourite takeout dishes at home. Mango salad also requires a fair bit of concentration – from peeling the mangoes…
And even though I sent everyone away with a lovely container filled with 6 gorgeous potstickers and a tumble of mango salad each, I know for a fact that many (maybe all?) of these dumplings didn’t make it home. Hey, many of them didn’t make it out of the school or even the lab. They are just “so good” apparently 😉
Vanessa, we’re go very grateful to you for your time and expertise. You hold the record for the guest chef with the most repeat visits to our club and you’ve taught so many of the boys to believe that they absolutely CAN make what might seem like complicated dishes on their own. It’s a great gift, so thank you!
Read more about the classes Vanessa offers on Aphrodite Cooks.
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