Little Chefs cooking classes

Join Chef Melinda McNeil of the East Valley JCC’s Challah Factory each month for Little Chefs at the J. She will present  a fun and easy-to-make recipe that can be made with children of all ages and an adult.


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Aug. 30: Rosh Hashanah recipes 

Nov. 15: Chanukah recipes

Jan. 10, 2022: Tu B’Shevat recipes

May 23: Shavuot recipes

About Chef Melinda McNeil

Chef Melinda honed her skills as a chef and baker at the Scottsdale Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School and has worked at the Phoenician Resort, Simply Bread bakery and the Olive & Ivy restaurant. She has baked challah and other baked goods at the East Valley JCC’s Challah Factory since fall 2016.

The EVJCC’s kitchen is under the kosher supervision of Rabbi Michael Beyo.

Shavuot: Yogurt Parfait

Chanukah: Veggie Latkes

Rosh Hashanah: Baked Apples

Sukkot: Arizona Fruit Salad

Tu B’Shevat: Energy Bites

Yom Ha’atzmaut: Cupcakes 

Shavuot: Cheesecake Bites