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The Sustainable Kitchen: Hot Chocolate Board

This is a cooking class taught by the Conservatory’s Sustainability Educator, Heather Bell. As with all of the classes in The Sustainable Kitchen series, Heather will talk about sustainability in the kitchen and the small steps you can take to help the planet as she teaches you to cook something delicious.

The principles of building a charcuterie board can be applied to any theme board, even a hot chocolate board. It’s a perfect theme board for holiday parties, kid’s slumber parties, and family movie nights. Heather will demonstrate how to make hot chocolate that starts with melted bittersweet chocolate. While learning the principles of charcuterie boards, you can sip on a warm mug of real hot chocolate.

Weather permitting you’ll have the opportunity to brand your 9”x12” board with the Franklin Park Conservatory tree person logo at our outdoor fireplace. Then, we’ll learn to make raspberry syrup for drizzling over whipped cream. You’ll also make hot cocoa mix for your board, and select from an assortment of toppings, flavorings, and snack pairings to create your personalized board you’ll get to enjoy at home!

If necessary, please check your spam folder for communications about this class. Please contact Heather Bell if you have food allergies, dietary restrictions or questions and concerns regarding ingredients.

Instructor: Heather Bell Heather Bell is the Sustainability Educator for Youth Programs at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Her degree is in Environment, Economy, Development, & Sustainability from OSU. While that's her first love, cooking and baking are her second. She started learning from the best: her great-grandmother. When she was 5 years old she baked her first apple pie and hasn’t stopped experimenting and learning. You’re invited to take a class with Heather where she’ll share her tips on adding that “chefy” spin to a meal with a touch of sustainability.