The benefits of family cooking sessions

Gourmet chef John DenBoer knows all too well the significance of cooking in a person’s life. In fact, he imparts this knowledge on a regular basis during the classes he conducts with his students. Lately, he has had the pleasure of talking to students who are also parents, who have shared some of their experiences with their children at home.

While John believes that family dinners are quite important, he now realizes that family cooking sessions are equally so. For this blog, he shares three benefits families may reap from cooking food together.

Children learn safety in the kitchen.

John DenBoer notes that one of the most important things children will learn when cooking with parents is that while it’s fun, it isn’t a game. There are certain rules to follow to ensure the safety of everyone. John stresses that there are a great many things in the kitchen that may pose a threat to people who are cooking, such as operating stovetops, sharp utensils, and hazardous chemicals.

Children learn math.

For so many children, math can be a boring subject. After all, it’s repetitive and sometimes confusing. However, when cooking, even when carefully measuring the proper proportions of food can be loads of fun. Children can also learn the basics of time management as they monitor the duration that certain food needs to be cooked or cooled.

Children learn an important life skill.

John DenBoer has always emphasized the immense value of cooking as a life skill. It’s something everyone everywhere should learn – and the younger they’re introduced to it, the better. When children learn how to cook and have fun doing it, they keep in their memory and take the knowledge with them as they grow older.