What was the inspiration behind Rookie Chef?
In December 2014, my daughter had friends over to make Christmas cookies. The mess quickly turned into a disaster and it was no longer fun. The counter top was simply too tall for them to be functional. We moved the bowl down to a chair to make it easier. This is when the lightbulb went off. I started searching the internet or a kitchen cart for kids. I couldn’t believe it didn’t exist already. It seems so obvious. I asked my hubby to make one for our daughter for Christmas, it was done in April. (insert eye roll) We quickly realized she also needed her own tools/accessories to make it her own. There was born Rookie Chef.
Why is it important to get kids in the kitchen early?
I’ve seen so many transformations in the past 12 months in my daughter. After school she heads home and instead of a snack of chips or cookies, she goes to the produce drawer to “Make” something. Her whole outlook on food has changed. She pays attention to how long produce lasts, she makes sure our dinner recipes include older produce to avoid wasting food. She wanted her own garden to use her own herbs. At 9 years old I couldn’t have asked for a better, healthier eater. BUT none of this started until she had her Rookie Chef Island Cart. This inspired something new in her. I couldn’t have convinced her it’s more fun to eat healthy until she realized it for herself.
What are some important safety tips for parents to consider?
What are some characteristics of young chefs?