Heather Dupee wasn’t sure she could do it. Three years after opening her kids’ cooking school at Warren’s Hope and Main, the former event planner was entirely at ease teaching elementary school children how to make recipes like mac and cheese. But in mid-March, as Governor Gina Raimondo progressively shuttered the public square to contain the novel coronavirus, in-person classes were out.
Dupee thought about putting her Made by Me Cooking School classes online, and that thought made her nervous. She wasn’t sure she could keep the connection with her students — or her composure. But, Dupee figured, the kids are stuck at home and everybody’s got to eat.