SOURCE: Le Creuset of America

Le Creuset of America

May 23, 2011 15:30 ET

Kids in the Kitchen Cooking Class

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - May 23, 2011) -

Kids in the Kitchen Hands-on "Garden To Table" Workshop featuring White House Pastry Chef, Bill Yosses

University of Texas Elementary School, Austin
2200 E. 6th St.

Whole Foods Market®, Austin
525 North Lamar Blvd.

Wednesday, June 1 -- 1pm - 4pm

Join a select group of twenty 4th and 5th grade students in the Garden to Table pilot program at the University of Texas at Austin for a hand-on cooking class. At the school, students will harvest seasonal produce with White House pastry chef, Bill Yosses. The harvest will be transported to the Culinary Center at the Whole Foods Market® flagship store, where the students prepare a meal. The event is presented in conjunction with the International Association of Culinary Professionals, IACP, as part of its annual conference.

IACP members will perform a variety of tasks with students and their families to help prepare the meal. Small groups will take a shopping tour through the market, where they will collect the ingredients needed for the meal. Others will wash the produce that was picked in the garden, while still others will begin ingredient preparation. The University will provide bus transportation from the farm to Whole Foods Market®. Student prizes and all cookware for the class is provided by Le Creuset of America, the world's leading manufacturer of enameled cast iron cookware.

Photo and video opportunities of students harvesting the vegetables and/or preparing the meal

Interview opportunities:

  • Bill Yosses, White House Pastry Chef
  • IACP Members and Executives
  • University of Texas/Kids in the Kitchen Director
  • Participating students
  • Sponsors, including Le Creuset and Whole Foods Market®

Le Creuset of America, Whole Foods Market, The Culinary Trust and the University of Texas

Pre-event and on-site: Colleen Jezersek, Coaction Public Relations,, 212-268-5078; or Michelle Stern, IACP,, 415-342-4353

Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact:
    Colleen Jezersek
    Email Contact
    Samantha Shuman
    Email Contact
    Coaction Public Relations