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Gigi Gaggero

"Breath deep and go over obsticales-"

San Mateo, CA, USA
female, age 52
single, 2 children
Speaks: Food
Joined Nov 7, 2006


 
Kids Culinary Adventures

This is how it all begun. A few years ago, after my youngest thought money came out of the wall of the “Drive thru-ATM machine”, I knew I had to do something.

 

I opened dialogue with my then eight, and ten year old children about starting a small family business at home; simply as a lesson in economics.


As a parent / educator I decided to teach the kids about business by having them design a fictitious small business of their choice. I merely guided them by leading brainstorming meetings, marketing meetings, and listened carefully to what they thought would be a great children’s business...little to my knowledge, and like the “Big Bang”.... Kids Culinary Adventure (KCA) was formed.

I am currently the principal owner; I usually have my children consult me on class ideas and products offered. Sometimes when appropriate they even conduct class with me. I work for them now-

 

In December 2004, I  left  my job as the Dean of Students at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco due to a car accident- ( Im doing better now thank you *-wink)  . As a single parent, this small business now enables me to stay home and spend quality time with my children and at the same time teach them successful tools about business, tools they will eventually need in their adult lives. Soon it will generate and income-we hope!


As former Dean, I realized that cooking contains much more than a medium for an artistic expression. Cooking is a medium for Math, Reading, Science, History, Geography, Nutrition, as well as Art.

 

Kids Culinary Adventures is still growing, expanding and utilizing space in locations over the bay area; from private schools to recreation centers. We serve students of all kinds,’ public and private schools, and families of home schooled children, children with learning differences, and children with physical or emotional challenges. We also conduct in home- private culinary classes as well as birthday parties.

 

 We hope you find this as a benefit and as a new resource for children as it has become a great learning tool for mine-

 

 
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Joined Nov 7, 2006 Activist Aspirations Casual 
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Groups Healthy Cooking, NATURE PROVIDES
Hometown San Francisco Bay Area 
Homepage http://www.kidsculinaryadventures.com  
Birthday May 26, 1962  
Languages Food  
About Me Woman, mother, warrior, chef
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  Lifestyle
Pets goats, lizards, frog, cow, chickens, cats, caterpillar, birds  
Activist Aspirations Casual
Political Leaning Moderate
Religions Unitarian-Universalism, Christian - Catholic  
Eating Habits Almost anything... :), Raw Foods, Non Genitically Modified if possible, organic if possible, Nutritionally Motivated, garlic, cheese, All kind of food, Candy Candy Candy  
Wild Fact About Me I'm a Parent!
My Philosophy Everything I learned... I learned in Kindergarden!
What Gives Me Hope Tomorrow!
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Make sure every one would have clean,chemical free food and water- and strive to make healthy living a staple for all humans- not just based on a persons socio- economics.
What/who changed my life and why My Children... I never knew what true love, or hard work was until I met them!
What Bugs Me Those who hurt others weaker than them  
Passions broadening my horizons, family  
Inspirations my children, love, some of my teachers, rain, People waking and seeing their own light, happiness, understanding, the sound of the ocean, the sun coming up, music, animals, good people, god, friends, courage, children, blue skies, Birds chirping, a gentle breeze  
What Scares Me fire, Criminals that are young and violent, cruel people, hate, Shootings in Our Schools, illnesses, spiders, Religious Extremism, global warming  
  Favorites
Role Models my family, Maya Angelou, Rosa Parks, Mother Teresa  
Quotation In order to live well, love well, and sleep well... one must dine well- Virgina Wolfe
Interests Food  
Books unusual or very old cookbooks  
Music u2, soft rock, Rock and Roll, Led Zeppelin, jazz, classical, Classic Rock  
Movies Epics, Horror and B rated movies  
TV Shows Grey's Anatomy  
Favorite Foods Real, Non Modified foods, Fresh  
Favorite Places With My family  
Can't Live Without computer, books, god, music, love, laughter, hope, air, nature, my pets, my kids, water, sunshine, sleep, shelter, good food, food, coffee, art, animals, freedom, friends, family  
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