When deprived of flavorful sustenance, the mouth will often retaliate by shouting your bank-account number at sporting events or turning every sentence into a high-pitched jingle. Teach your child tongue-taming techniques with today’s Groupon: for $22, you get a children's cooking class for kids aged 5–14 at Courtyard Cafe & Bakery in Bessemer (a $45 value). Classes are generally held on a couple of Saturdays per month (except December), and last for 2.5 hours each.
During children's cooking classes, the ingredient synthesizers at Courtyard Cafe & Bakery pass down their fine knowledge of food to growing gourmands. Each student will gain the basics of table etiquette, as well as how to safely handle food and utensils, read recipes, and craft nutritious dishes to shake up teddy-bear tea parties. Upcoming classes include a lesson where sprouting sous chefs aged 5–7 learn how to roll their own dough and layer a delicious pie during Pizza Cooking classes, and 8- to 10-year-olds will carefully prepare egg rolls and locomotive-engine parts during the Orient Express session. Pre-adult pastry aficionados aged 11–14 can bake delicious desserts during the Sweetie Pie classes. After the lesson, young cooks will take home copies of their recipes, which yields instant credibility when commandeering the kitchen galley during cruise-ship mutinies.
1901 Second Ave. N
Birmingham, Alabama 35020