Pantry Supplies

The food pantry is one of the most important elements to a successful cooking program. Here are the things that we keep on hand (**The celebrated Chef Kevin Sousa has been generous enough to lend his expertise in identifying essential food pantry items):

  • All purpose flour
  • Baking soda
  • Baking powder
  • Granulated sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Honey
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Yeast
  • Canola oil
  • Olive oil
  • Vinegar (balsamic, apple cider)
  • Dried herbs from the garden (mint, sage, oregano, thyme)
  • Spices(cinnamon, cumin, chili powder, mustard, ginger)
  • Dried chili peppers
  • Fresh garlic
  • Nuts(walnuts, pecans)

Kitchen Utensils

After years of experience using trial and error, we have also identified the most important kitchen utensils in conducting cooking classes for elementary school students. We use the following utensils for each of our schools:

  • Spice Jars 4
  • Salad Spinner (Oxo) 2
  • Teapot (24 oz, Forlife) 4
  • Measuring Spoons 4
  • Measuring Cups 4
  • Liquid Measuring Cup 4
  • Serving Dish, Divided 2
  • Serving/Slotted Spoon Set 1
  • Peeler 8
  • Grater (Progressive International) 8
  • Can Opener 1
  • Spatula 1
  • Cutting Boards (colored) 12
  • Cutting Boards (white) 3
  • Lettuce Knives (Medium) 12
  • Citrus Reamer (Wooden) 4
  • Mortar and Pestle (Granite 2 cup) 4
  • Colander 8
  • Mixing Bowls 8
  • Rubber Spatula 4
  • Wooden Spoon (Olive 10 in) 4
  • Chef’s Knife (10 in) 1
  • Paring Knife (3.5 in) 1
  • Bread Knife 1
  • Tablecloth 4
  • Induction Burner (double) 1
  • Compost Pail 4
  • Pot Holders 2
  • Saucepan, All-Clad (2qt) 1
  • Pizza Pan, Cast Iron (14 in) 2
  • Skillet, Cast Iron (12 in) 1
  • Stock Pot (8qt) 1
  • Tea Cups 24
  • Apple Peeler Corer Slicer 1
  • Placemats, cloth 24
  • Crinkle Cutters 4
  • Chopper (Pampered Chef) 1
  • Bus Bin 1
  • Dish Drainer (IKEA Ordning) 1
  • Scraper Spatula (iSi) 1
  • Spray Bottle (for cleaner) 1
  • Dish Towels 2
  • Crock Pot 1