Saturday, Jan. 16: Edible Education’s “Chopped Junior” stars will be doing a demo at Richmond’s Ellwood Thompson’s

EmilyAnnClaire_EdibleEducationJanuary 1, 2016, Richmond VA — On Saturday, Jan. 16, Edible Education® founder Chef Ann Butler, and her two students who starred on the Jan. 5 episode of Chopped Junior, will be hosting a demo at Richmond’s Ellwood Thompson’s Market.

Emily Waters, who made it to the second round, and Claire Hollingsworth, who took home the grand prize of $10,000, will be preparing their signature dishes, says Chef Ann, who throughout 2016 will be hosting cooking classes for kids and their parents at Ellwood Thompson’s.

On the menu for Sat. Jan. 16:

“I am thrilled to be sharing the recipes that these two students have created,” says Chef Ann. “Their success just goes to show what I’ve been saying for years — when kids have the opportunity to touch it, cut it, taste it, they will not only eat real food, they’ll get creative in the kitchen.”

Click here to sign up for the Ellwood Thompson’s classes. 

Edible Education + Ellwood Thompson’s 2016 Cooking Classes

When: Last Tuesday of the month — 2 classes @ 4:30 and 6:30pm

Where: The Beet Café @ Ellwood Thompson’s Market — 4 N Thompson St., Richmond

Price: $25 / kid • $45 kid + parent (recipe + bag of groceries available to purchase, $35)


January 26: Citrus + Quinoa 

Kids will be cooking: Chocolate Quinoa Cupcakes, Citrus Snowmen

Parents will be cooking: Confetti Quinoa, Red Onion + Citrus Salad

Cook-it-at-home bags will include: 

  • Kids — Clementines, cloves, quinoa, cocoa powder, coconut milk, butter, Confectioners sugar
  • Adults — All of the above, plus peppers, squash or zucchini, carrots, parsnips

February 23: Cauliflower + Chocolate

Kids will be cooking: Coconut Hot Chocolate, Mac-n-Cheese with Cauliflower Puree

Parents will be cooking: Chocolate-covered Strawberries, Roasted Cauliflower, Cauliflower Crusted Pizza

Cook-it-at-home bags will include: 

  • Kids — Cauliflower, parmesan and white cheddar cheese, Ghirardelli chocolate chips, white chocolate, macaroni noodles
  • Adults — Ghirardelli chocolate chips, white chocolate, strawberries, cauliflower, mozzarella cheese

For more information, contact Hope Katz Gibbs at

About Ann Butler’s Edible Education®: Edible Education® is a national cooking school for kids based in Richmond, VA. Founded in December 2010 by Chef Ann Butler, her classes have taught more than 25,000 students. Through in-school programs, after-school enrichment, summer camps, group cooking lessons, and edu-taining birthday parties, kids get to cut it, taste it, and make the food they’ll not only eat — but love. On Jan. 5, 2016, two of her students made it to the final round of the Food Network’s Chopped Junior. Real food, real kids, real good. Learn more at

About Ellwood Thompson’s Market: We’re a small, locally owned and independently operated natural foods market located in our beloved city of Richmond, Virginia. We’re a tight-knit community with a love for providing you with healthy and organic food. Our goods are brought to you by local farmers and producers who focus on natural means of growing and producing. Everyone we work with holds the Ellwood Thompson’s mission close: To feed the heart and soul of our community through a strong commitment to local and organic foods. Our employees and partners are all dedicated to maintaining healthy lifestyles. Ones where sourcing local products, tending gardens, recycling, composting, volunteering, and staying environmentally friendly are all a part of everyday routines. We proudly live this life and invite you to come in and partake in the freshness and the fun! We have a commitment to our community – a commitment to you. Our aim is to bring you the very best that RVA has to offer. Learn more at