Start by pulling long hair again; wash arms, surfaces and instruments; separate uncooked and cooked meals. The affiliation outlines the ages at which expertise may be introduced. The youngest — round 3-5 years — can wash fruits and veggies, combine components in a bowl, wipe counters and minimize cookie dough. Older children can gradually be given different utensils, ovens to watch and so on. In most instances, the distinction is imperceptible, and, in fact, pre-searing can sometimes lead to extra overcooked meat around the outer edges. I prefer the convenience and convenience of simply putting food within the bag uncooked before cooking, and leaving the searing to a single step at the end.