Teaching children to cook makes them less likely to eat only hot dogs as adults or experience adolescent confusion about where sprouts come from. Set kids on a palatable path with today's Groupon to A Kid's Kitchen in Naperville. Choose between the following options.
• For $49, you get a three-part series of Little Chef classes (a $105 value).
• For $65, you get a three-part series of Mommy Knows Best classes (a $135 value).
Children and their parental counterparts whisk, bake, and chomp treats crafted from scratch under the guidance of professional chefs in A Kid's Kitchen's nut-free facilities. Choose your kitchen excursion from a flexible schedule of interactive lessons, which share chef secrets in a format more accessible than calling Rachael Ray's 1-800 number. The Little Chef series pairs parents with their pint-sized gourmands (ages 3–6) for a fun, one-hour immersion in culinary creation, whipping up desserts such as mint-chocolate-chip ice cream and chocolate lava cakes.
Chefs coach parents as they mix fresh fruits and vegetables into purees and bite-sized eats during one-hour Mommy Knows Best classes geared for parents of babies 0–6 months, 7–12 months, and 1+-years-old. Parents learn how to properly cook, store, and reheat homemade infant food, which helps them to save money, amp up nourishment, and take out years of anger toward fruit. The lesson also bestows participants with take-home samples and a baby-food-making tool, allowing students to re-create their masterpieces in the comfort of their home or stork's nest.
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.