Comments: Shawn Jordan, Peichi Cheng, and Molly and Amanda Moore are four 11-year old girls who take cooking classes and love to cook. They cook "relief food" for neighbors, who had a fire in their kitchen and, after seeing how much fun it is, form a cooking club. Their club turns into a business called Dish and takes off all on its own. Suddenly, the girls can hardly keep up with their customers! After school starts and the chef girls become involved in different things, they don't have much time for Dish.
In Turning Up the Heat, the chef girls throw a surprise birthday party for Mrs. Moore, continue their cooking classes, make friends with Natasha and go to a tea party at her house, and turn their cooking club into a business. Then Natasha fails to show up to cook for a big job. Is she a friend or not?
In the back of each book is a pullout recipe card, safety tips, and a few recipes from the chef girls. These books are great for 8- to 12-year-old budding chefs.