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Top Kids’ Cooking Classes in New York City

Posted on 12-05-17by Gift of Gab Resources

Chef Elena Tedeschi

If you would prefer a personal chef to give you and your children private lessons, we know the chef for you! Her name is Elena Tedeschi and she is originally from Milan, Italy. She is a graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts in NYC. She also holds a BA in Psychology from UNC – Chapel Hill and became a BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst) in 2008. She has worked for over 10 years as an in-home ABA therapist and family trainer. Elena currently works as a personal chef, leads private cooking classes, and caters private events. She applies her experience as an ABA therapist to incorporate language development, independent living skills, and social skills into her cooking classes! She also has extensive knowledge in alternative ingredients for children and adults with major food allergies (e.g., gluten, wheat, nuts, dairy, and soy).  She even provides pantry consultations and makeovers – what more can you ask for! cheftedeschi@gmail.com   919-357-4223

Alpin Rezvani, M.A., CCC-SLP

graduated from New York University with a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology.  She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (ASHA) and has New York licensure in Speech-Language Pathology.  She was a speech-language pathologist for the New York Department of Education and was an adjunct instructor at New York University.  She co-authored three chapters in “Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism” and is PROMPT trained.  She is a co-founder of Gift of Gab Resources and has been in private practice since 2008.

Debbie Shiwbalak, M.A., CCC-SLP 

is an undergraduate of St. John’s University where she received her Baccalaureate of Arts in Speech Pathology in 1999, and is a graduate of Long Island University-CW Post Campus, where she received a Master of Arts in Speech Pathology in 2001. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed by the state of New York to practice speech-language pathology. Debbie is PROMPT trained and has had 13 years experience as a speech pathologist in the New York City area and has been in private practice for 7 years. She co-authored one chapter in “Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism” and is PROMPT trained.  She is also the co-founder of Gift of Gab Resources.

Chef Elena Visits Saratoga’s Afterschool Cooking Club

https://www.hfhnyc.org/2019/03/chef-elena-visits-saratogas-afterschool-cooking-club/

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

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Chef Elena of Well Rooted Kitchen stopped by Saratoga afterschool to teach the cooking club how to make veggie dumplings, banana wontons, and fruit spring rolls. The lesson was an opportunity for the kids to try new foods, practice their kitchen skills, and learn some healthy and delicious new recipes.

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