spring family events series

spring family events series

IMG_2447Parents with children ages 5-11 are invited to join our Spring Family Events Series for fun culinary adventures! In April and May, come cook with us during our special weekend events that include: foraging for wild edibles in our city parks, learning how to harness the flavors of the season, and creating internationally-inspired meals. Check out our website for event details at www.butterbeanskitchen.com/events

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our food standards

our food standards

We believe that our students and school staff should not only eat healthy food, but also eat responsibly raised food. That is why we set standards for the food that we buy.

  • All of our food is fresh never frozen
  • Our hot dogs are nitrite/nitrate/hormone/antibiotic free
  • Our cold cuts are nitrite/nitrate/hormone/antibiotic free
  • Our meat proteins are antibiotic and hormone free whenever possible
  • We source produce locally whenever possible
  • When we use milk in dishes (like mac and cheese) we use Hudson Valley Fresh Milk which is local, and from grass fed cows
  • We provide a variety of fresh fruit each week including local apples and pears, along with oranges, grapes, melon, bananas 
  • Whole grains are an integral part of our menu, as we only offer whole wheat bread, pita, wraps, brown rice and quinoa
  • We never use ingredients like: high fructose corn syrup, MSG, artificial colors, artificial flavors, trans fats, or margarines 
  • All of our food is made from scratch in our commissary kitchen by our experienced culinary team 
  • Our yogurt is plain and to sweeten it we use honey, not sugar, and we blend in fruit for our flavoring
  • Our granola is homemade
  • Our soups are all homemade, and we make the broth from scratch, so there is no added sodium other than for taste 

 

 

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green fest!

green fest!

GreenFest-SquareLogoButter Beans will be at Booth #470 with Your Food Story in the Body, Health & Yoga section. Use promo code XNY15FZGA to receive $5 off your online ticket purchase (code expires Thursday, April 23rd).

Join us and other NYC leaders in sustainability and green living at Green Fest, April 24-26th at the Javits Center!

Green Fest brings together the most trusted and innovative brands, pioneering thinkers and conscious consumers at America’s largest and longest running sustainability and green living event.

 

 

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summer programs

summer programs

IMAG3167_1Butter Beans Food & Garden Summer Camp is a complete farm-to-table summer experience for city slickin’ kids ages 5-11.

Along the way we’ll explore the full spectrum of the food cycle through activities like planting seeds andharvesting fresh food, to cooking seasonal summer lunches, and writing our own cookbooks.

Throughout the summer, campers work together to create inventive lunches and snacks, learn the tricks to great composting, have one on one sessions with local food experts, get hands on with chickens and worms, play in the park, and explore the wonderful, flavorful world of food!

See here for testimonials from our camp parents.

The details:

  • Ages: 6-10 (Brooklyn), 5-11 (Manhattan)
  • Dates: Two week sessions from June 22nd – August 14th (dates vary with location)
  • Location: Brooklyn: Berkeley Carroll School, Manhattan: Corlears School, Queens: UNIS Queens
  • Hours: Varies with location, please see registration form for your location preference
  • Included: A camp t-shirt, Butter Beans water bottle, welcome bag, all meals and snacks, transportation to and from all field trips, and a summer of unforgettable fun

Sample camp schedule:

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Want to relive all of the fun we had last summer? Read our weekly recaps of camp on our blog:

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cooking classes

cooking classes

Butter Beans cooking classes teach students how to make seasonal, international, nutritious recipes, while forging fun new memories in the kitchen!

Students will learn about seasonality, international cuisines, beneficial nutrients, and mindfulness.

As students move through the course they will also learn vital kitchen knife skills, food tasting and seasoning, various culinary techniques, and culinary vocabulary.

From seed to table, children gain an appreciation for food in a convivial setting, while discovering different cultures and building important cooking skills, all while having fun with their friends!

To set up a class at your school, email: classes@butterbeanskitchen.com

Here’s what cooking class parents had to say about their child’s experience:

“My daughter is a very picky eater but your class has really opened her eyes to how tasty a variety of food can be. She is so proud to share what she has prepared with the family when she gets home and is eager to explain what she did. We would put your recipes into our dinner rotation immediately!!” – Mary, a parent of a Butter Beans chef 

“As soon as the teppanyaki chef started dicing veggies, cooking, and sautéing, my child went into cooking class mode - identifying vegetables/oils/aromatics… asking the chef some 5-year old questions… Because he saw the cooking process and understood it, he felt so empowered that that he ate everything – the fried rice, the minced vegetables, the diced chicken. He ate better than the older kids at the table.” – Malini, Parent of a Cooking Class Student on a visit to a Japanese restaurant with her family

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