The recipe for creating “Minor Chefs”
1 (small) starting point
1 space for performing, including a small space for the audience and enough sockets to plug in lights, kitchen equipment, sound system
Lots of pans, cups, bowls etc.
1 oven, 1 hotplate, 1 table and 1 shelf
Ingredients for baking (better to have way too much than what you need)
2 performers, preferably of different sizes or looks
4 local super artists
a handful of very helpful local volunteers
1 teacher and a student
Various people to help out with the technical part (sound, camera, projector, lights)
Aprons, costumes, Christmas decoration, (local) music
First you need to preheat the oven and get excited. Mix the performers and the local artists together in the space chosen. After some careful mixing, add all the kitchen equipment to fill the space neatly. Try to be as organised and effective as possible since this has to be done very quickly. Now, slowly, add the pots, plates and other things needed, bring in the ingredients and start exploring. You might have to try many, many times before something tasty comes out, so don’t get nervous. When you think you have found something, add a touch of volunteers and you will see how it starts to smell good. Now, leave whatever you got to cool off a bit and focus on the space. Get help from the technical staff and fix the lights, sound, a camera and the projection for the other room. At the same time you can start preparing the decoration. First add a teacher and a student and wait a little. Go back to see what you have cooled off – now add everything you got, start mixing very fast and without stopping (or it gets too airy), just keep repeating it until you have something that starts to look like a dough, with the right color and texture. Now, take a deep breath and put it nicely on the dish. Set it in the oven, wait and when it’s ready, share it with as many people as you can. Remember to ask for the feedback!