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. Subscribe below to receive the monthly videos.
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.
Ask Chef Melinda
Do you have questions for Chef Melinda? Submit questions about techniques, ingredients and recipe modifications to guide you in the cooking, baking and prep and they may be used in an upcoming column.
Sept. 8: Rosh Hashanah: Challah
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Oct. 5: Sukkot: Fruit Salad
Nov. 9: Thanksgiving: Pumpkin Bars
Dec. 14: Chanukah: Cookies
Jan. 19: Tu B’Shevat: Energy Bars
Feb. 8: Purim: Hamantaschen
March 15: Passover: Matzah Pizza
April 5: Yom Ha’atzmaut: Cupcakes
May 10: Shavuot: Cheesecake Bites