At Double Decker we love to cook. It’s a magical experience that turns raw materials into sweet smelling pastries and savoury snacks. There are so many educational benefits gained from cooking. Children learn about quantities and volume by measuring ingredients. Fine motor skills are practiced by sprinkling cheese over pizza or moulding dough into shape. Learning cooking terms and talking about the cooking process enhances language. Kids learn science through cooking, e.g., “What will happen when I pour this batter into the pan?”
Children benefit in all areas when they cook. And the best part is that they love it! It employs their senses. They can smell ingredients, taste them, feel them, hear and see them. Sometimes things get sticky or messy. Generally things get yummy. Kids get serious about their decorative skills when it comes to desserts and they giggle when liquefiers rumble into action. No recipe is too difficult. With patience you can make just about anything. At school we’ve attempted spring rolls, pies, pizza, tacos, ratatouille, ice cream, jam and more! We even cook in the forest! On forest days children help to peel vegetables, cut fruit and, with supervised care, place things in the pot for cooking. After it’s all done the kids sit around the fire and enjoy their lunch.
The lunches that are provided by Cassis Catering Zürich, offer different types of cuisine to appease all palates, ranging from curry, Thai noodles, stews, cooked vegetables, meat, fish, salads and seasonal fruits. Morning snack is brought from home, and the afternoon snack provided by Double Decker always includes fun crafted fruit and vegetables with fresh bread. Of course allergies and special diets are noted and also catered to. We ensure that everyone is able to enjoy the culinary delights at Double Decker.