Cooking classes for kids, Staying cool in San Diego.

The Good Food Factory: "New American Cuisine" 

Class Series: Level 1 / Gluten-Free

August 25September 1, 8, 22, 29, October 6
New American Cuisine is a fusion cuisine, which encompasses ingredients and techniques from around the world, while celebrating local, seasonal and heritage fruits and vegetables. 
(Example Recipe: Beet-Orange Arugula Salad with Homemade Ricotta Cheese)

With a skills-based and hands-on approach to learning, young chefs will learn traditional cooking techniques, theories, history and practice, in a working kitchen, with a chef teacher, Amanda. Our classes have a strong emphasis of “garden to table” and incorporate fresh, local and seasonal produce whenever possible. Chef students will walk away from our classes with a working knowledge of culinary techniques and a foundation for being chefs their entire lives.

  • Each Class Series consists of 6 classes.
  • Each Class Series focuses on a specific Cuisine.
  • Each Class, chefs cook a recipe from the different meal times:
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Snack, Dinner and Party (Dessert).
  • The 6th and last class culminates in a test of skills.
  • Chefs cook generous portions to sample themselves.
  • We frequently have enough to take home- bring reusable containers to each class so you don’t miss out!
  • Classes are appropriate for ages 5-14.
  • Class Sizes are kept low so that each chef is able to receive individualized instruction
  • Level 1 is limited to 8 children per class
  • Level 1 is priced at $35/student per class ($210 per series)

Level Based Learning:

There are currently 3 levels to Good Food Factory Classes. Ages are approximations, not requirements. We care more about chef skills and knowledge, than we do about a chef’s age. A chef with little to no knowledge, would want to enroll in a Level 1 course. Chefs with basic skills (measuring, pouring, chopping) would do best in Level 2.  In each and every level we will focus on: Knife Skills / Kitchen Tools / Safety / Cooking Techniques / Ingredients / History / Terminology / Nutrition / Traditional Recipes.


Level 1 / Line Chef / No experience necessary / Appropriate for Ages 5-9 

Teacher & Curriculum

Chef Amanda has been teaching children how to cook for over 8 years with after school classes, field trips, assemblies, birthday parties, cooking camps, and through her Emmy Award winning television show, The Good Food Factory. Her food philosophy focuses on “good food, from scratch!” and her classes have been described in the 2012 issue Best of San Diego Magazine as “the best way to get your kids to eat their veggies.”  Amanda has always taught ‘real’ cooking to children: wholesome meals that involve a lot of chopping, grating and peeling, as well as fresh herbs, fruit and vegetables. Her students return time and time again to take more classes and it was through their dedication to learning and their hunger for advanced skills that she realized they were ready for more. “These kids could go to culinary school!” Amanda thought… and the idea for a cooking school for kids was born. A program where youth have the opportunity to learn step by step methods for being a master chef. However, there is only one rule: “The FOOD is the only thing we take seriously.” Cooking curriculum and programs offered by the The Good Food Factory are created and hosted by Amanda, and she promises that her classes are just as fun as they are delicious and educational.

Register at The Curious Fork - 

512 Via de la Valle, Suite 102
Solana Beach, CA 92075
(858) 876-6386


With temperatures and humidity soaring in Southern California, SeaWorld® San Diego is the place to be to cool off and have fun. Guests can sit in the soak zone section at a One Ocean® show and get splashed by Shamu®, or take a dip in chilly salt water with dolphins or beluga whales. SeaWorld’s animal interaction programs allow guests to enter the water with these beautiful animals for an additional fee. Learn about cold weather penguins that live in the 25-degree, snow-filled Penguin Encounter® while on a Penguin Up-Close Tour. Of course there’s always the real wet river-raft expedition enjoyed by Shipwreck Rapids® and Journey to Atlantis® water coaster passengers for thrills that will chill! Beat the heat today at SeaWorld. Visit to learn more.

Centennial Family Day

The San Diego Model Railroad Museum along with Balboa Park celebrates 100 years of innovation, culture and natural beauty with our Centennial Family Day on Saturday, August 22, 2015 from 11 am to 3 pm. Celebrate the arts, architecture and new technology that the Panama-California exposition brought to San Diego. Join us as we transport your family back in time to Balboa Park as it appeared in the early 1900’s.
The San Diego Model Railroad Museum is open Tuesday-Friday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM and 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday. Children 5 and under are free, adult admission is $10.

Chinaberry Outlet Books Closing

After 25 years, Chinaberry Outlet Store is closing their doors the end of August.  Open Monday-Friday - 10:00-5:00pm
2780 Via Orange Way Suite B
Spring Valley  91978


In Theaters August 5


When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for.  A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan, and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it's up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home.


Lionsgate presents a Studiocanal and Aardman Animations production.

Ringling Bros. Circus

 Ringling Bros. Circus - 8/6/15 - 8/9/15 - Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus - Buy Online at  with SUPER GROUPS Offer Code SGRP8

Disneyland Tickets 

The Disneyland Resort Corporate Ticket program has a new ticket store!  This ticket store comes with a sleek new look and some great advantages.  The ticket store is redaptive, which means it will work on all devices, regardless of screen size (PC, Tablets, Smart Phones etc.)  In addition, employees/members now have the ability to enter the Disneyland Resort turnstiles using their mobile phone (see the below).  This new ticket delivery option allows us all to be a little more environmentally friendly.  
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