Blog > Interview with Mealtime Memories’ Kristyn Slick

Posted September 9, 2021

We interviewed Kristyn Slick the creator of Mealtime Memories, who also helped Youth Services with the Summer Reading Program. Here are a few questions we asked!

Kristyn’s Introduction: Hi my name is Kristyn Slick and I am the creator of Mealtime Memories.
Mealtime Memories is a space where young and budding chefs will explore skills and menus full
of exciting discoveries: from how to prepare favorite dishes to twists on classics to food history
to fun nutrition facts. We know that when kids start cooking at a younger age they are more
likely to make meals from scratch as they grow up. Cooking also teaches kids valuable lessons
like following directions, reading, math, science, and problem-solving skills.

Library: How long have you been cooking?
Kristyn: My whole life! It’s always been a hobby of mine but I took it to a more formal career
in 2015.

Library: How long have you been teaching cooking classes?
Kristyn: Since 2015

Library: Do you have any qualifications or licenses, if yes, what are they?
Kristyn: Yes! I am a Certified Family Health Coach as well as have continuing education credits
in culinary programs from JJC. I also have a degree in Elementary Education and a Minor in
History which adds to the development and presentation of all my programs.

Library: What is your favorite dish that you made for your program?
Kristyn: Movie Night Munchies: Kit Kat Bar!; Desserts in Disguise: Taco Salad!; Pizza Parlor:
Monkey Bread!; and Rainbow Foods: Rainbow Grilled Cheese!

Library: Was there a dish that you felt was difficult to make for your program?
Kristyn: I’d say the most advanced skill is probably working with the homemade pizza dough.

Library: What has been the most difficult part of recording these cooking classes?
Kristyn: Making sure all of my ingredients were prepared correctly and in the right order.

Library: Do you have a “dream” food you have always wanted to make but haven’t yet?
Kristyn: Sushi!

Library: Where can your classes be seen?
Kristyn: Movie Night Munchies (YouTube), Desserts in Disguise (YouTube)  Pizza Parlor (YouTube), Rainbow Foods (YouTube)

Library: If anyone wants to reach you for further information and consultation, how can they
do so?
Kristyn: Mealtime Memories website.
Email me at: kristyn@makingmealtimememories.com

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