In a restaurant run by children, patrons would be required to solve menu mazes before ordering and daily specials would consist entirely of raw macaroni topped with glitter pesto. Instill your tyke with a classier culinary style with today's Groupon: for $17, you get $35 worth of cooking classes, baked goods, and culinary products at A Kid's Kitchen in Naperville.
Classically trained chefs and culinary school graduates hone the talents of little hands to create delectable dishes in classes, camps, and private lessons at A Kid's Kitchen's educational and nut-free facility. Cherubic chefs will garner cooking basics before delving into a culinary creation of their very own in hands-on classes such as the upcoming Churros and Chocolate class ($35) on March 15, in which kids will prepare exotic cinnamon-laden confections before dousing them in decadent fudge sauce. An array of customized cakes ($12.95–$225), cookies ($2.50), embroidered aprons ($14.95), and confectionary care packages ($30) serve as thoughtful gifts for young children, college students, or Muppet cookie addicts, whereas innovative birthday parties ($22.50–$50 per chef) crowdsource the baking to party guests, avoiding a repeat of last year's disastrous avocado upside-down cake.
A Kid's Kitchen
Classically trained in the culinary arts, the friendly chefs at A Kid's Kitchen help tykes tap their foodie instincts during hands-on classes in a peanut- and nut-free environment. One-time sessions and class series feature topics from twisting soft pretzels to adorning cakes with fondant to crafting perfectly aerodynamic food-fighting weapons, with topics geared to please different age ranges. Summer camps keep kids engaged during school's off-season, and birthday parties entertain groups with edible festivity. Additionally, parents can order custom cakes and pastries from the kitchen, which also dishes its desserts from a space free of peanuts, tree nuts, or allergy-inducing political discourse.