Officina in cucina

Officina in cucina (Cooking Lab) is a workshop, outside the pavilion, where children can learn about new ingredients in a real kitchen and test their skills with ovens, tables and lots of odd tools to make the perfect snack to share with their friends. 

Here is what Officina in Cucina (Cooking Lab) offers for the 2018-2019 year: Recipes from the garden, a rich calendar of not-to-be-missed events with recipes to celebrate the educational vegetable gardens that have been set up at Explora through the GARDENStoGROW, Urban Horticulture for Innovative and Inclusive Early Childhood Education, a project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

Cooking workshops will also be available for younger children aged 3 to 5 years!
Cooking courses for little chefs aged 3-5 years will take place in the morning, from 10:45 am; for children aged 6-11 years in the afternoon, from 03:45 pm.
Two different timed workshops allow children to focus on activities tailored for the two different age groups. The Explora workshops are designed to meet the needs of children based on their age group. Because of the use of professional tools and the workshops’ contents, Officina in Cucina (Cooking Lab) is not suitable for children aged below 3 years.

From April 6th to May 26th a new recipe with ZUCCHINI BISCUITS, to bake your own tasty and crunchy snack!




After wearing aprons, dosing ingredients and baking cakes, let’s do some experiments: let’s turn an old withered carrot into a completely rejuvenated one by following a few simple and effective steps that will allow children to discover the cell rehydration and osmosis phenomena.

The Recipes from the garden workshops allow little chefs to get familiar with vegetables and learn more about leavesfruits and roots. Through a scientific approach to research and experimentation, children can discover seasonality, chemical reactions between different ingredients, and challenge their skills like real scientists by extracting chlorophyll, reviving carrots, but above all by cooking genuine delicacies.
 (Ingredients recipe in progress: 00 flour, grated cheese, water, extra virgin olive oil, zucchini, salt)


Do you want to become a little Chef? Attend Officina in cucina! 

Would you like to celebrate your birthday in a kitchen? Organise your birthday party

The workshop lasts 50 minutes

Age Groups: 3-5 years and 6-11 years;
When: Saturdays, Sundays and holidays;
Entry times: 3-5 years at 10:45 am, 6-11 years at 03:45 pm (Children cannot attend workshops of a different age group) 
Activity to be purchased online. BUY

Tickets: workshop € 10.00.
Entry ticket to the exhibit pavilion is € 6.00 only if visits take place on the same day.


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