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Growing Minds is a program of Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project. ASAP’s mission is to help local farms thrive, link farmers to markets and supporters, and build healthy communities through connections to local food.

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Cooking Equipment

Recommended Cooking Equipment

If you are in the Asheville area and are interested in borrowing cooking equipment for a class, please contact us to arrange for pickup.

ASAP cooking equipment available for check-out:

  • Large and small cutting boards
  • Saucepans and large cooking pots
  • Stainless steel steamer basket
  • Colander
  • Mixing bowls with lids
  • Stainless steel mixing bowls
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Choppers
  • Graters
  • Kitchen shears
  • Peelers
  • Apple slicers
  • Serrated knives
  • Paring knives
  • Bread knives
  • Plastic knives
  • Garlic press
  • Tongs
  • Metal spoons
  • Whisk
  • Metal spatula
  • Rubber spatula
  • Masher
  • Ladle
  • Vegetable brush
  • Funnel
  • Tasting cups
  • Napkins, plastic forks, spoons, paper plates and bowls
  • Slow cooker
  • Apple Corer/peeler
  • Hand towels for cleaning
  • Timer
  • Bucket
  • Butane burners
  • Electric burner
  • Cookie sheets and shallow pans
  • Large plastic platters
  • Extension cord
  • Scale
  • Pot holders

When organizing a cooking class, we suggest packing enough tools for the entire class. This means bringing six or seven bowls rather than one, ten or twelve knives rather than two, etc. The equipment you need will depend on the recipe you are making with the students. However, for all of the cooking demos, we also suggest bringing the following, must-have items:

  • Paper towels/clean dish towels
  • Paper plates/sample cups
  • Table cloths
  • Paper cups
  • Gallon of water for the children to drink
  • Plastic disposable gloves
  • Hand sanitizer