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Junior Chefs of the Month: Varun and Owen

two boys smiling wearing aprons

TBK North Andover is so pleased to award Owen and Varun with Chef of the Month honors for June. Owen and Varun dove right into their Around the World Italy semester classes this Spring, and they are currently planning to re-create each recipe we made in class for their families in an Italian feast. Congratulations Owen and Varun!

Meet Varun

  • Age: 8 years
  • Neighborhood: North Andover
  • First Culinary Creation: Dessert- yogurt with seasonal fruits & drizzle of honey
  • Favorite Recipe: Chocolate biscotti
  • Favorite Kitchen Utensil: knife
  • Favorite Cooking Fact: Spices come from plants!
  • Wants to Cook Next: spaghetti with meat balls
  • His response to hearing that they’ve been select as Taste Buds’ “Chef of the Month”: Great- now I can cook dinner for you Mom!

Meet Owen

  • Age: 8
  • Neighborhood: lives in the Library district in North Andover
  • First Culinary Creation: Brownies
  • Favorite Recipe: Pizza and tomato sauce
  • Favorite Kitchen Utensil: Knife
  • Favorite Cooking Fact: Yeast and warm water make dough rise
  • Wants to Cook Next: Fresh Pasta
  • His response to hearing they have been selected as Chef of the Month: “That sounds awesome but I don’t know what it means!!!!”