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01-30-2007, 09:48 AM
I am going to be teaching an Introduction to Raw class called MORE THAN CARROTS! I am currently putting it together and would love opinions from those of you who have done raw foods classes before.
What is the best agenda for a 2 hour class? I want great info and interactive discussion, great demos/tastings, etc.
C'mon all you creative raw foodies out there! Bring it on! Share the raw love! :D
(I hope this is the right area to post.)
01-30-2007, 10:46 AM
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01-30-2007, 11:34 AM
well, I just took a three hour class and the teacher basically had a few notes she was reading from but it was such a small class that it turned into what felt like friends just hanging out and talking. I hope your class ends up that way.
She made things that were quick and easy and didn't use a dehydrator at all .. like marinara pasta, guacamole stuffed mushrooms, raw sushi, broccoli soup, and date nut torte for dessert. I would have loved it if she had made banana ice cream as well.. I also wished she would have varied her recipes a little more because most everything she made I had already made myself.. but I guess because it's a beginners class.. typically the people there don't know as much about raw as I already did.
I remember thinking that if I ever taught a class.. if it was small enough to do so, I would ask if the students had certain foods they didn't like or flavors and adjust accordingly. I dont' like red peppers and the teacher used a lot of them in one recipe and I ended up not eating it... and felt bad about it... she made a joke and said I was kicked out of the class for not eating my food.
any kind of visual aid I think would be great ... worksheets to pass out.. maybe little bits of trivia about nutrition or even jokes ... jokes are great ice breakers!
if your class is larger.. maybe make a game for the people to play with small prizes .... and if it's a smaller class maybe you could let the students try some hands on stuff with the recipes.
hope this helps... I don't think I had ideas that were that great but I hope this is the sort of suggestions you were looking for.
good luck and have a great time! I think as long as you are enjoying yourself and feeling relaxed, it will be wonderful! :D
01-30-2007, 01:33 PM
It sounds as though the class Luna took was Alissa's Level I certification. I'm thinking maybe you might look into taking one of those as well rawnpawgirl. The best way to learn is experiential.
01-30-2007, 01:44 PM
When I do a 2-hour demo, it usually goes down a little something like this:
I introduce myself and tell how I got into eating raw foods. Then, for interaction I go around the room and ask each person to just introduce themselves and tell briefly how they were introduced to the idea of raw foods or if they are already raw, how long.
After that, I go into my demonstration - I usually bring one or two pre-made things and do 2-3 things in front of them...really simple, easy recipes, nothing too complicated. I've done ice cream, the avocado chocolate pudding, soup, pasta and sauce, etc. I may bring things like crackers or like one demo I did that was "dairy" based I showed them how to make nut milk and brought along some grawnola to eat with the mylk.
Sometimes you will want to have an assistant there to help plate the food samples and pass them out and to even help by taking your food processor or blender containers, bowls, etc. and wash/rinse them out for you as you set up for the next recipe to be demonstrated.
While you're making food, more than likely folks will be asking you questions so you are most likely going to be engaging your audience.
I usually have handouts that have the recipes of what was made and sometimes I'll have a sheet with some basics tidbits about raw foods and then I'll have a sheet that mentions other classes/services I provide.
After all the food has been made and tasted by all, I ask them how they liked everything, ask if there are any questions and then I thank them for attending and close out.
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