Cook Time with Remmi
Cook Time with Remmi™ is a health-based cooking show hosted by a 14-year old girl, Remmi Smith. She may be young, but she is very comfortable in preparing a healthy meal for her own family! Her main goal is to show you how to prepare a complete meal for you and your own family, so you can be the star cook in your kitchen one night a week. If you are really young, you can still participate by having a grown-up, or an older brother or sister, help you in preparing the meal. This is how Remmi learned when she started young in the kitchen!
Cook Time with Remmi started out with Remmi and her mom having some fun and filming her cooking in our kitchen. Together, they put up a website and started airing the segments. Their goal was for children of all ages to develop a passion for cooking and to see that cooking is fun, and for children to be able to put into practice what they have been taught about nutrition and healthy food choices.
Eventually a local cable channel started airing the cooking segments multiple times a week. This led to a second cooking series,”The Culinary Kid,” and Remmi and her mom partnered with Oklahoma State University Arts Program (OSUIT) to create a show where Remmi learned cooking methods that are similar to the ones the students at the OSUIT Culinary Program learn.
Fast-forward to 2012, when Remmi was named “Student Ambassador for Health and Wellness” for Sodexo Education. As the ambassador, she works with Sodexo’s 500 executive chefs, giving them a kids perspective on nutrition. Her recipes are served in all of Sodexo’s schools in North America. She’s also created three cooking series for them, which air daily in the cafeterias in front of 3.5 million students!
Remmi also recently published her first cookbook, Global Cooking for Kids, in which she selected one country from each continent and createed a complete meal. The book is full of fun food facts, brain teasers and delicious (and challenging) recipes. Nominated for an Addy Award, it won gold!
Visit the Cook Time with Remmi™ website to see what’s cooking next in Chef Remmi’s kitchen!