Cooking Class at Abigail Academy
Our children were granted free admission for the purpose of this review.
Abigail Academy is dedicated to serving girls in the Louisville community. Twice a month, Abigail Academy offers themed cooking classes. Friday nights are for 1st – 4th grade girls and Saturday nights are for 5th – 8th grade girls. Our girls were excited to attend a Friday night cookie baking class.
Abigail Academy is located in a cute cottage in Middletown. The warm, cozy feel continues inside. The girls’ faced brightened up with smiles when they entered and thought “this is cool.” On the first floor there is an open kitchen and dining area. The upstairs loft is the club/hangout area. Upon arrival, the girls donned aprons and nametags before selecting a job from the list. Upstairs, all of the participants sat in a circle for introductions and prayer time. (Abigail Academy is a Christian company, so prayer and faith-based values are an integral part of everything they do.) Next, kitchen and fire safety rules were reviewed, which I really appreciate as a parent! During the event, the girls also had time of personal reflection with Abigail – life coaching at their level.
When it was time to cook, the girls were divided into teams. They made the dough, rolled it out and cut the cookies into fun shapes of their choosing before placing them in the oven. While the cookies were baking, they ate dinner– pizza and lemonade. After dinner, they mixed icing colors and began decorating. Several types of sprinkles and embellishments were available so the girls could make their cookies unique. The decorating was definitely my daughter’s favorite part! They brought home their treats to share with us.
I arrived toward the end of class when the girls were putting the finishing touches on their cookies. I was impressed by how politely they were sharing and how quietly they were conversing. Abigail Academy has a warm, positive feel and Ms. Abbey is very engaging with the girls. Our girls did express that they didn’t know any of the other girls but that the others seemed to all know each other. This observation is true because Abigail Academy has several programs where girls do get to know one another. If your child isn’t one to jump into new situations, it would be perfect to send her with a friend for her first class.
In addition to Cooking Classes, Abigail Academy offers an After School Club, Confidence Camps and Birthday Parties, all centered around self-expression, self-confidence, compassion and faith. For more information, visit their website or Facebook page.
Stephanie and Guest Contributor: Brandy