Every semester starts the same way ... after a brief introduction, Chef organizes everyone in some random way (today it was by shoe-size) and gives the order; "Make Me Cookies"! A recipe out of a cookbook from 1945 (seriously) is used. It is a wonderful recipe.
The results this semester (like most semesters) were ... um ... mixed. Some were inedible, some perfect, and one group had theirs all flow into one enormous lava-like mess.
Every week has one student designated to be the Sous-Chef, and develop leadership and observational skills.
Every group has the same challenge ... work together for the first time, try to follow a recipe they have never seen, make a product thay have only the vaguest idea of and learn to communicate effectively with each other while they try to read for content, implication and sequence. This is a crash-course in cooperation, and the groups worked very well. Here are a few shots:
Aaaaand ... the process:
Here we are ... the very first products. Mostly edible.
Stay tuned for more next week!