Yesterday, I was honored to take part in Junior Chef School at the Athens Farmers Market. This installment was about grilling pizza and all that was needed was the dough, a little sauce, some patience and some great kids. The grill was hot and the char was awesome.
The managers of the Athens Farmers Market, Jan and Kip helped with the event and Joel Fair, my Managing Partner, also killed it with his pizza finesse.
As we stretched and tossed dough, I realized how much this is. These bright eyed kids took to the gluten like real pros and followed every instruction I gave… the most important being: “Have fun!”
Kids have a way of getting under your skin when your a cranky, middle-aged, know-it-all like me. These mini-humans turn all the anxiety and stresses of the day into a pile of laughter, like the little girl who approached me and said, “This is fun… oh, by the way, you say ‘dude’ a lot.”
As the day ran on and each grilled pizza bubbled with melting mozzarella and provolone, the look of empowerment on each kids face said it all. They each had made something delicious by themselves with no help from adults. That is what memories are made of.
There truly is no better way to spend the day than with kids and pizza! Semper Pie…dude!