Chef Cindy Hartog Launches Kids Cooking Classes @ Oak & Almond

CTbites Team

Chef Cindy Hartog, owner of Cindy's Sous Chefs, has been teaching kids to cook in Fairfield County for over 10 years. Starting this fall, Cindy wil be teaming up with Oak & Almond in Norwalk to offer a comprehensive Kids Cooking Class program, "Oak & Almond Culinary Academy." Classes will meet once a week for 10 weeks, beginning the week of September 9, from 4-6. The fee is $700. Class size is strictly limited. The kids will be cooking full meals (except during 2 strictly dessert sessions), and will get to sample their foods in the beautiful restaurant itself. 

The menu for the classes will follow Cindy's Sous Chef's curriculum, focusing on food from around the world. Cindy's goal is to foster a kid's passion for food.  Italy will include Pasta from Scratch, Tiramisu, Panzanella, and more. Japan includes sushi rolls and dumplings. Children will have a chance to eat their creations within the main restaurant. Parents wishing to eat or drink during class time will have a discount applied to their check. There will also be a cake decorating class using an airbrush, Cookie Creations, and a Chocolate Craze class. 

Future plans, under Oak & Almond Culinary Academy, include chef demo meals for adults, Murder Mystery Dinners, Weeknight Mixology Classes (some for just women), and more.....

Cindy ( is a graduate of ICE in NYC with a Masters in Education from NYU. Cindy has run the Kidzone of the NYC Chocolate Show. 

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