It is the first of its kind in Luxembourg: although cooking courses are not yet legion in the Grand Duchy, as they may be in some metropolitan areas, the founder Mawaka – Kannerkachshul, Joel Hinger, takes the lead and opens his culinary school for teenagers in the capital. An institution designed to “allow children to spend very pleasant moments of relaxation, fun and creativity while doing what they love”, and opened with enthusiasm on Saturday, September 17, in the presence of the Minister for Families and Integration, Corinne Cahen (DP ), and also Cathy Faio and Christa Brommel of Luxembourg City Council.
Innovative and creative concept
It all started during the first detention related to the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. Joelle Hinger, a teacher at the time, created a food blog for children: “MAmma Wat KAche mer haut?” – which can be translated as “Mom, what are we going to cook today?” – and which will give the name of the culinary school.
Very quickly, the blog had some success with families, and Joel Hinger decided to continue its development with pastry boxes and then a cooking school project for children. “Cooking and baking are rewarding activities that allow children to develop independence and creativity and therefore self-confidence. They also allow you to learn new vocabulary, get basic taste education, gain new knowledge and learn to eat in a healthier, more balanced and varied way. Only pluses! explains the founder of Mawaka.
After the official opening, Mawaka offers creative and educational courses that can be booked through the online calendar.
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Basics and a formula adapted for the little ones
Before heading to the stove, courses taught by the Mawak School cover the basic elements of cooking: choosing fresh, seasonal produce, peeling fruits and vegetables, cleaning and storing the kitchen and utensils… All with the goal of making gourmet recipes tried on the go, suitable for little gourmets from 3 to 15 years old, in safety and hygiene conditions confirmed by the Ministry of Health. “Pre-screening for allergies, adapted equipment, teaching good behavior especially in food preparation areas, use of aprons… Everything is thought out and planned so that young cooks can learn how to cook and bake in total safety and enjoyment,” Joël concludes. . Hinger.
Classes can be booked now through the online calendar, and special workshops will be organized from time to time for major holidays of the year such as Halloween, St. Nicholas Day or Easter.
Mawaka – Kannerkachshul: 1, rue Léopold Hoffmann, Luxembourg (Gasperich), t. 621.612.331, www.mawaka.lu
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