Food Jules featured in GlutenFreeConnecticut!

We have some very exciting news to share… Food Jules was recently featured in Gluten Free Connecticut.

What a great website! Filled with information on Gluten Free friendly Restaurants, Bakeries, Facilities, articles on workshops and classes for those with Celiac or Gluten Sensitivities. It’s a dynamite resource for finding all the information you need when on a Gluten Free diet. It’s also a great place to learn about other food allergies.

We are thrilled to be included on this amazing website. Check it out here. Here is a quick snapshot of what you’ll find…

“If you have a child with celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, or any food allergy, you know how hard birthday parties can be. But Liz Cerrato, owner of Food Jules in Monroe, CT,  is making it easier. She provides healthy, allergy-friendly cooking classes for kids of all ages, via birthday parties, private lessons, girl and boy scout workshops, after school enrichment classes, and even summer camp! 

Liz aims to teach children about nutrition and healthy eating habits while fostering a love and passion for wholesome food and cooking.  Her passion for both cooking and teaching ensures that no child is excluded from the food preparation or the party!  Menu choices range from gluten free, nut free and dairy free, to any dietary restriction you want or need.food jules liz

Liz started Food Jules shortly after her son Julian passed away as an infant. Helping to enrich the lives of other children through healthy foods is her way of honoring his memory.  If you have a celiac or a child with a food allergy, and you’re lucky enough to live in or near Monroe, definitely give Liz a call. Her dedication to helping our kids learn and enjoy wholesome foods is really special, and we are thrilled to have her in the Gluten-Free Connecticut family!

To learn more about Food Jules, visit www.foodjules.com, email  liz@foodjules.com or call (203) 414-6346. A portion of Food Jules proceeds are donated to SMA foundations in memory of Julian.”

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Summer Cooking Camp is Back!

This Summer 2017… Miss Liz is again offering our Food Jules Summer Cooking Camp!
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Who says food can’t be NUTRITIOUS and DELICIOUS?

Join us as we celebrate the beauty of the Summer Season with mouthwatering farm to table dishes using this summers’ harvest. Students will work in teams to create a variety of dishes using seasonal fruits and vegetables. They will learn about nutrition and healthy eating habits, all while fostering a love of wholesome food and cooking. We’ll cook breakfast foods, soups and salads, fun snacks and even decadent desserts! In one week, we’ll cook over 15 new recipes from Blueberry Crumb Bars to Fresh Tomato Bruschetta, Mango Peach Sorbet, Crepes, Thai Lettuce Wraps, Chocolate Fudge Pops and much more! 

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At the end of the one week session, all students will receive a recipe booklet so they can enjoy cooking and baking all of our delicious recipes at home. Reserve your spot now as classes fill up very quickly. Our maximum for each session will be 18 students, ages 7+.

Dates/Time: there will be two sessions: July 31-Aug 4 and August 14-18, 9:00-12:00

Cost: $275 per child (sibling discount, $275 for first child, $250 for each additional child)

Location: United Methodist Church, 515 Cutlers Farm Rd, Monroe CT 0646

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If your child is interested in joining us this summer… Email me at liz@foodjules.com for the sign up link.

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Look at all these smiling faces!!! Can’t wait to see all my kids again this summer. Hope you’ll join us in the cooking fun this summer with Food Jules!

Girl Scout Cooking Workshops

Food Jules is excited to announce that we are hosting a series of “Healthy Living” Cooking Workshops for the Girl Scout Troops. Starting in February, we will be offering classes for all levels.

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Daisies (Kindergarten & 1st Grade) will learn how to cook “Fun and Healthy” foods that they can create at home for their families and prepare for school lunches.

Brownies (2nd & 3rd Grade) will learn how to cook and bake “Healthy Snacks”, learning new, creative and nutritious snack ideas for school.

Juniors (4th & 5th Grade) will learn how to prepare “Simple Meals” that they can enjoy at home with their families during family dinner night.

We even have classes for the older troops!

Cadettes (6th, 7th & 8th Grade) will learn “New Cuisines”, while also learning about the history and richness behind each new cultural cuisine.

Seniors & Ambassadors (High School) will learn how to prepare and host a “Dinner Party” learning fun, innovative new foods and techniques on how to prepare foods in a timely fashion for a party, using local fresh ingredients.

It’s going to be a FUN TIME and a GREAT LEARNING EXPERIENCE for your troops! If you are interested in learning more, email me (liz@foodjules.com). Hope to see you there!

It’s Official – Food Jules Summer Cooking Camp

Food Jules will be offering our FIRST Food Jules Summer Cooking Camp!
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Come celebrate the beauty of the Summer Season with Food Jules. We’ll explore all that summer has to offer with many sweet and delicious fruits and vegetables. We’ll cook breakfast foods, main dishes, snack items and desserts; we’ll even bake fresh bread!

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Join Miss Liz as she teaches you how to prepare a variety of farm to table dishes using this summers’ harvest. Each week, this hands-on class will teach you basic cooking skills, the beauty of team work, how to use your math facts and the real joy behind cooking and eating with fresh ingredients. You’ll learn the importance of including all of the five food groups each day for a healthy body and mind! In one week, we’ll cook over 15 recipes!

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At the end of the one week session, all students will receive a recipe booklet so they can enjoy cooking and baking all of our delicious recipes at home. Reserve your spot now as classes fill up very quickly. Our maximum for each session will be 15 students, ages 7+.

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Dates/Time: there will be two sessions: August 8-12 and August 22-26, 9:00-12:00

Cost: $275 per child (sibling discount, $275 for first child, $250 for additional children)

Location: United Methodist Church, 515 Cutlers Farm Rd, Monroe CT 06468

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 *We will be offering a Class Field Trip on Friday, August 19th to the Monroe Farmers Market. They will learn all about the market, talk to the farmers and beekepper, learn how maple syrup is made and get a tasty frozen treat from a local form. If you are interested in attending this field trip, please mark it on your form. Details to follow.*

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If you want to join in the cooking fun this summer, please email me at liz@foodjules.com and I will send you the registration forms. If you have any questions, feel free to call me (203)414-6346. 

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We’re looking forward to a great summer camp with all of our little chefs!

Cooking Parties

Is your child looking for something FUN to do with his friends and learn some important life lessons at the same time? Don’t you wish they still taught home economics in school? Wouldn’t it be fun to learn to cook some of your favorite food and bake your favorite treats? How about planning a family meal that is delicious and nutritious?

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You CAN do ALL of it! It’s easy, trust me. We, at Food Jules, are here to help you.

Food Jules offers cooking parties for birthdays, holidays, boy or girl scouts or for just some plain old fun. We also offer private cooking lessons and family meal planning. Plus, we have a ton of healthy, tasty recipes on our website.

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Our cooking classes are for ALL AGES so if YOU want to host a GIRLS NIGHT OUT with some of your close friends, make some fun appetizers and sweet treats and serve them up with some wine, we can help you.

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Call or Email us today to get more information. We are excited to share all of our ideas, food creations and recipes with you. Your son or daughter will LOVE to invite his friends over for a private cooking party. It’s a great time, filled with lots of laughs, excitement, creativity and learning.

Hope to see you soon.

Cooking Birthday Parties

Are you looking for a NEW and FUN idea for your child’s birthday party?

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Well, your child will LOVE hosting his own Food Jules Cooking Birthday Party!

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These parties are a great success! The kids have so much fun in the kitchen with their friends; cracking eggs, measuring ingredients, mixing batter, rolling dough and best of all, eating all their delicious food! Not only is it exciting cooking and baking, but it’s a GREAT learning experience too.

Your child will design his/her own menu based around one of our Birthday Party Themes. Our parties are hosted in the comfort of your own home. We don’t need much space, just a large empty table and we do all the work, from organizing the recipes, purchasing and prepping all the ingredients, setting up the cooking party area, teaching and guiding the kids through the cooking and baking process and at the end of the party, we do all the clean up. You don’t need to do anything, except sit back and relax as your kids enjoy this fun and educational experience.

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Call or Email us today to book your Food Jules Cooking Birthday Party and let the creativity, learning and eating begin!

 

Kids Cooking Birthday Parties

As many of you know, Food Jules teaches at some local schools as part of their After School Enrichment Program. Food Jules also offers Kids Cooking Birthday Parties for those that are celebrating birthdays. This has been a growing area for us as many kids are looking for fun, new ways to celebrate their birthday. It’s a great opportunity for them to enjoy designing their own party from picking the theme, menu and being the top chef!

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These parties are a lot of fun and a great way to introduce more children to the benefits of preparing and eating real food, especially for those kids that don’t go to our local schools and aren’t involved in our after school curriculum.

The themes and menu options are endless from Lasagna Rolls, stuffed with fresh ricotta, mozzarella and spinach from our Tutto Italiano party, to these Maple Oatmeal Scones from our English Tea party and Quiches, Waffles and Pancakes from our Breakfast All Day party. Plus, Food Jules always uses all-natural, whole grain, natural ingredients.

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We have designed many fun themes for these parties and you’ll find all this information here on our website, in our Cooking Classes section. If your child or the child of someone you know, is interested in hosting a Food Jules Cooking Birthday Party, we’d love to hear from you.