The Dynamite Shop

Winter 2019 Afterschool

 We’re an afterschool cooking program where kids come home with dinner for the whole family.

Our Make & Take curriculum, developed by founders Dana Bowen (Editor at Food & Wine, Every Day with Rachael Ray, Saveur and more) & Sara Kate Gillingham (Founder, James Beard Award winning cookbook author) teaches fundamental culinary skills through the lens of home cooking. From paella and lasagna to curries and pork dumplings, kids aren’t just following recipes, they’re learning essential techniques that will empower them in the kitchen and encourage them to be intuitive, creative cooks. Students come home with a ready-to-eat dinner for three to five people each and every week. Meals are hearty and well-balanced.

There is a short period of quiet work time (with snack) after school before the lesson gets going at 4pm. Students are dismissed at 6pm.

Students receive a reusable insulated bag to transport their meal each week, and a personalized apron. Families also get special discount pricing on The Dynamite Shop’s weekend and evening workshops, space rentals and on purchases from our cafe.

** We are committed to full compliance with all students' dietary needs such as allergies, but we encourage "picky eaters" to try new foods. We run our kitchen with the same rules and regulations of a professional restaurant kitchen and ask parents to support us in asking their children to follow these rules.

Dates & Tuition:

(Yes, you can join mid-way! Prices are pro-rated once the semester gets going. Click here to sign up for the remaining weeks in our Fall 2018 term.)

Tuition includes a complete dinner for five people, each and every week.

Mondays (10 weeks: January 7 - March 25, no sessions January 21, February 18): $900
Tuesdays (10 weeks: January 8 - March 26, no sessions February 5, February 19): $900
Wednesdays: (11 weeks: January 9 - March 27, no sessions February 20): $990
Thursdays: (11 weeks: January 10 - March 28, no sessions February 21): $990

Pickup at local schools (PS 10, PS 39, PS 107, PS 295, PS 321 - contact us for additional schools): $10/day

Extended day until 6:30pm: $15/day