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ALL ABOUT US
OUR MISSION
Delicious & Nutritious

iCook After School was founded because we are passionate about healthy foods and the education of children. We want to give kids the option to try and experience a variety of foods through an after-school program that is easy for parents, principles, and kids to appreciate and enjoy.  

 

The typical go-to kids meal is chicken nuggets and french fries, or at least some variation of those two items.  According to a study by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) in 2011, 34% of children in the United States are more likely to eat fast food on any given day.  And although fast food is not bad when eaten in moderation, we want to teach kids how to eat a balanced meal that excites their

taste-buds but also fuels their bodies.

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WHAT DO WE TEACH?

Culinary Skills

Culinary skills are at the core of our program. We teach students how to chop, dice, peel, slice, wash, strain, core, bake, toast, whisk, fold and mix. We also teach students how to read recipes and how to measure ingredients. We make it so that recipe preparation (and clean-up) is easy and fun!

Nutrition

Delicious and healthy recipes are a key ingredient of every cooking class. Our instructors discuss nutrition in a really fun way so that students get excited about nutrition and healthy food overall. The goal is also to encourage students to talk it up at home and share key nutrition facts and food nuggets they learned in class.

Culture of Food

Cultural awareness is an important part of our program. Our schools are ethnically diverse so we carefully select recipes that expose students to the foods and dishes of other countries. Our instructors share interesting facts about world cuisine and encourage students to share their own cultural food experiences with classmates.

OUR TEAM

iCOOK all started with two friends (Lesya and Olga) passionate about food, cooking and health, who wanted to make a difference by helping children learn to cook and enjoy good food that is also good for them. In 2014, iCOOK was started as an after school cooking school for kids to explore culinary adventures. Lesya and Olga share a philosophy — that food is nourishment, and that if you learn to cook and start with mostly fresh, simple foods, it is easy to “crave” foods that are good for you.

BRING OUR COOKING CLASSES TO YOUR SCHOOL
The Logistics

It is super easy to bring iCook to your school! 

All you have to do is contact your principal or head of After-School programs. You can also forward their information to us and we will present our program to the school board.

NO NUTS
NO RAW EGGS
NO SHELLFISH
ALLERGY STATEMENT
Nut-free environment

Our priority is to provide wholesome ingredients and healthy foods for all of our students. We use high quality ingredients that are natural or minimally processed. We keep things allergen friendly: we are a nut-free establishment, and can accommodate most food allergies. We do not use any raw eggs or shellfish in our recipes.  

 

When registering your child, please include all important allergy information or contact us directly if you have any questions . We will do our best to accommodate your child's needs. 

REFUND POLICY

If you are not completely satisfied with the class after attending your first iCook class, we will refund the remaining sessions. Notification must be received before the commencement of the second scheduled class.

We rarely have to cancel classes, but from time to time, it might happens due to unforeseen circumstances. In this case we will schedule a make-up class.

No refunds will be given for programs that are cancelled due to weather, facility issues, school closures, school-dictated unavailability of space, or other issues outside of our control.

ADDRESS

 

Chicago, IL Office: 4117 W. Lawrence Ave. Chicago, IL 60630

Alexandria, VA Office: 1940 Duke St Suite 1100, Alexandria, VA 22314

CONTACT

 

info@iCookAfterSchool.com

(773) 283-7037

 

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