Youth Cooking Class – Iron Chef of the LightHouse – Beginning Saturday, September 17

Photo: Jamey Gump teaches during last year’s Youth Cooking Class.

Part of the LightHouse BEST (Building Excellence with Skills Training) Series for middle school and high school youth

In September our popular Youth Cooking class starts again in our beautiful new training kitchen.

We’ve been successfully teaching kids how to cook for a few years now and we’ve decided to add a little spice to the classroom by including a fun and competitive element. Introducing the Iron Chef of the LightHouse series of cooking classes, where students work with blind mentors in a series of fun food competitions.

In addition to the cooking challenges, we’ll teach students to cook tasty treats, simple side dishes and snacks and festive full-course meals. The class is intended for youth who are blind or have low vision and are aspiring to become more competent and confident in the kitchen.

The skills learned during these interactive cooking classes can easily be applied to everyday cooking at home or school; so parents, good news – you’ll want to invite your budding chefs to cook for you at home!

Who: Youth who are blind or have low vision, ages 8 to 18
When:  From 10:00 am to 12:45 pm on the third Saturday of the month (September 17, October 15, November 19 and December 17)
Where: The new LightHouse Building, 1155 Market St., 10th Floor, 94103
Waiver: Each participant must submit a LightHouse Youth Program waiver form if they have not done so for a previous outing or event.
Cost: FREE for low vision and blind youth

Classes will be limited to 12 participants and all participants must RSVP.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Jamey Gump, Youth Services Coordinator, at (415) 694-7372, or by email at