Panera Bread Bakers in Training Program Teaches Southeast Michigan Kids Kitchen Basics

Children enjoy a 'B.I.T' of baking and cooking fun with this class that's offered at various cafe locations in the metro Detroit region

Panera Bread Bakers In Training Program

Hey, mom and dad. If you’ve got a mini Guy Fieri or Giada De Laurentiis glued to your kitchen oven, these’s a hot program in town to sate their appetitive. The Panera Bread B.I.T. Kids – that stands for “Bakers in Training” – is designed to offer an introductory culinary experience to children and tweens ages 5-12.

Think of it as an awesome menu item you can’t believe you never noticed before – tucked into one of your favorite local chains for sandwiches, soups, salads, coffee and the like. For starters, you’ll have to roundup a group of 10 or more. Then, you’ll need to book a weekday slot. B.I.T. is available to start between 2 and 4:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays.

At the class, gets will get the behind-the-scenes 411 on kitchen safety, proper food handling and prep at one of Panera’s cafe-bakery locales. Then, they’ll get their hands dirty. Each junior chef dons a baking hat and apron while learning the fundamentals of baking their own loaf of bread! It all happens in the course of an hour-and-a-half event.

It’s a prime way to give your kids a taste of some cooking basics – not to mention, see what goes into running a real food-service spot. Who knows; it could lay the groundwork for a future career!

Ready for a B.I.T. of fun with the kids? Classes are $8/child. One chaperone is required per every five kids. You can register online – and learn a bit more – at the Panera Bread B.I.T. Kids website.

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