At Vocational Solutions of Henderson County, we believe adults with disabilities deserve to be able to live as independently as possible. We offer a variety of programs to teach individuals with disabilities essential vocational skills to prepare them for the workforce, as well as important life to maximize their independence.
For example, we offer cooking classes to teach our students how to prepare food for themselves, which is an important part of daily life. In this article, we’ll cover some essential information about our cooking classes to help our potential students and their families know what to expect.
- Safety – Our cooking classes cover the essentials of kitchen and food safety. We go over how to operate the oven and stove properly, as well as how to hold and use knives and other cutting tools. In addition, we provide information on how to make sure food is fully cooked and how to store ingredients and leftovers to prevent spoilage.
- Tools and Technique – In our cooking classes, we also go over the various tools used in cooking, such as knives, cutting boards, pots, pans, and small appliances like blenders. Our instructors show students how to use each of these items to execute the fundamental techniques of food preparation.
- Recipes – The best way to learn to cook is to cook, so in our cooking classes, we have students prepare several simple recipes. Our instructors will walk students through each step of the process, providing support as needed until the recipe is complete. Then, we all eat together, giving everyone a chance to taste the results of their efforts for themselves.