Kids Cooking At Tulsa Culinary School

Tuesday, December 30th 2008, 5:13 pm
By: News On 6

By Rick Wells, The News On 6

TULSA, OK -- Most kids love to help Mom or Dad cook in the kitchen, but some parents don't always have time to teach them what they need to know.  There is a new cooking school in Brookside that is ready to teach kids what they need to know.

Catherine deCamp is owner and operator of the Sage Culinary Studio.  One thing she teaches is the importance of knife safety.  She wants all the young chefs to go home with the same number of fingers they came in with.

The studio is a new cooking school, in Tulsa designed for kids.

"Tulsa is too big not to have something like this for kids because kids love to cook," said Catherine deCamp.

But, not all parents have the time or talent to teach kids what they need to know.  Sage offers the classes to do that.

"By taking fresh food items and putting them together, they can make delicious things," said Catherine deCamp.

The idea was fine until Matthew, the son of News On 6's Rick Wells, found one of the food items was cauliflower.  Matthew claims to hate it.

"This is what's really fun, Matthew, is sometimes we come to class, you think you might not like something, you try it and end up really liking it," said Catherine deCamp.

So, the young cooks went on cutting, grating cheese, adding sour cream and stirring.  Soon, the dish began to look like something.  But, will the youngsters eat the cauliflower?

Susan Fitter, one of the moms, says it's like magic.

"If they make it, then they want to eat it.  They've tried a lot of things they might not try for me at home," said Susan Fitter.

After the kids set their own places the table, the cauliflower is served.

Matthew Wells ate the whole thing.

The Sage Culinary Studio offers different classes for different age groups and prices.