SOUTH GLENDALE— Seven-year-old Andy Garcia sank his teeth into a soft taco, saying the tomatoes he diced were only OK.
He said the meat and cheese prepared by his colleagues in Glendale Unified's summer camp Wednesday were much better.
"It tastes good," he said.
About 30 children from Glendale Unified sliced vegetables, stirred ground beef and added taco sauce and spices in another culinary day of the early education and extended learning program.
"Kids are experiencing some fun things to do that they can do on their own," said Illona Gergi, head instructor for culinary week and a Mann Elementary School teacher. "And we're teaching healthy eating habits, too."
Many children present were no strangers to the kitchen, having either shopped, chopped or prepared meals with their parents.
"Sometimes I help my mom to slice cheese with a grater," said 8-year-old Jade Camacho. "I like cooking because it's fun to cook and I can do more stuff when I'm bigger."