Welcome to the Sensory Cooking Pal
Video, helping you prepare for a cooking class. With Pal everyone gets to go. The Isaacs are so excited! They’re going to a Sensory Cooking Class today. Food brings families together and Mom and Dad cannot wait to get the kids actively involved. Mom found the class they wanted online at SensoryCooking.net and reserved their
spot. They’re making tacos! The day before their class Mom talked to Chef Katie on the phone. They discussed allergies, likes, dislikes and sensory goals. She is so excited. The family arrives and rings the doorbell.
All cooking classes are at Chef Katie’s home. It is warm and cozy and they all
feel at ease. They start at the diningroom table. Chef welcomes them and they
chat about the class. They review sensory things, allergies and the recipe. Dad mentions he’s allergic to mango. Anna tells Chef she doesn’t like the sound of the blender – no problem! Cooking is about having fun and being
together. Sensory Cooking offers classes to families, groups and even private
lessons. All classes are listed online and folks can learn everything from cake
decorating to homemade pasta. Never cooked before? No problem! The classes meet you where you are. Classes are designed to help participants meet sensory and language goals and lessons are crafted with the help of a Speech
and Language Pathologist and Occupational Therapist.
This makes class is great for individuals with autism and similar
diagnosis or anyone looking to try something new.
Participants actively engage through prepping, cooking and eating but everyone’s welcome to take a break, when needed. Before they begin they review all
of the items they will need and come up with a strategy for what order they
should prepare the food. Sometimes it’s silly like making ice cream early so it has time to freeze. Chef has some ingredients ready to go. Everyone gets to wear an apron. This helps protect their clothes. They feel so official now! The Isaacs wash their hands and get ready to cook. Chef will help guide the class but everyone is involved. Charlie cuts pineapple. Mom melts
chocolate. Dad sears the steak on the grill And Anna harvests the herbs. It’s
fun to work as a team. While the food is simmering and smelling delicious the Isaacs set the table. Charlie puts down the silverware and
Anna follows with the water glasses. It’s exciting to prepare the space for
the food they created together. The best part of cooking – eating! Food tastes so much better when made together with love. The family brings the food over then
takes a seat. The family learned so much about the foods they made and how to work together. As they eat they chat about what they each like to do best. Charlie liked cutting. Anna liked smelling the ingredients. Mom’s favorite is the salsa, so refreshing. The goal was to get Anna to try something new, will she do it? Yes! This class has inspired her to try
new things and the family to cook more often together. After the delicious meal it’s time to clear the table. Everyone helps. They put their aprons in a basket to be washed and grab their recipes. They each thank Chef Katie. This was such a special and delicious family outing. They can’t wait to come back and try
something new. Created for everyone by Sensory Cooking and Pal. With Pal everyone gets to go.