Kitchen Craft Studios, a culinary learning experience

A place for mothers and children to bond and learn.

Photo Ayesha Mir/saadia Qamar February 04, 2013
The studio has a warm, homely feel for children to feel comfortable. PHOTO: AYESHA MIR/EXPRESS


Kitchen Craft Studios is a haven for mothers who want to spend quality time with their little ones — a learning centre where children between the ages of three and six are taught how to cook, bake and read in a soothing environment. The studio’s opening, a partnership between Kausar Z Ahmed and Rafia Khan, took place on Friday; it is located near Nishat Park in DHA.

“This is going to be a very convenient place for young mothers and their children. They will learn a lot through these activities and this will result in a positive bond between them,” says Ahmed who has been mentored by culinary expert Denise Vivaldo in Los Angeles.

“There are currently no cooking stylists in Karachi apart from me,” she adds. Ahmed believes cooking alone does not create a child’s personality but language and reading skills are also very important for their development.

At the opening, the place was decorated with candles which gave it a more homely touch while several mouthwatering delights were also served to guests, such as cannolis with pistachio sauce, fish and shrimp tacos, chocolate and mocha bites, desi Hyderabadi kababs and mirchi ka salan.

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“We love people. I am a people’s person and so is my partner and this project is a result of that,” says Khan, adding that they both have an innate desire to teach children. Apart from the basic education that is received at schools, the duo feels young ones should know how to bake and cook as well.

Learning activities are scheduled to take place at the studio every Saturday. Classes will last for an hour and the cost of each session is Rs500 per child.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 5th, 2013.

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