At Village School, there are a wide array of electives offered that are usually intensive studies of a specific topic. Some are serious and others are a little more fun, as is the case with this semester’s offering, Cooking, which is taught by Ronni. The combination of her cooking and math skills lead to some very fun food ideas and precise techniques that students would probably not have tried on their own.
The class, in different variations, has been offered at Village for many years and was always a fun one, but it lacked kitchen space to efficiently teach and experiment. Therefore, in 2015, Village School’s kitchen space was expanded and outfitted with state- of- the art equipment, which improved the class experience.
“Cooking class has been around for many years,” stated Ronni. “The only difference now is that we have gotten a better kitchen to work in. It really has made a huge difference for the class.”
According to Ronni, the point of the class is simple. “Getting students to try out healthier new things and opening them up to a less meat and dairy-based diet is what we’re striving for here. And most importantly, not using meat and dairy will give ingredients a longer shelf life.”