Kids, like Ponce de León, need constant supervision while exploring, or they’ll simply vanish into a jungle in search of eternal youth. Let sprouts traverse the exotic land of kitchens under the eye of a culinary tour guide with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $14 for your choice of one kids’ cooking class (up to a $30 value)
- $38 for your choice of three kids’ cooking classes (up to a $90 value)
- $20 for $40 worth of classes, birthday parties, or summer camps<p>
In the Kindercooks program, children ages 3–5 eschew their bulb ovens and play-doh beef Wellington recipes to learn fundamental culinary skills alongside their parents. Older students don puffed white hats and aprons for the Junior Chef and Senior Chef courses, delving into different monthly themes. Aspiring sous chefs also enhance their math, reading, and science skills as they measure ingredients and follow recipes. Prices vary by age; classes for children age 3–5 are normally $15 per session.
Summer camps run in two sessions for three days a week, Tuesday–Thursday from 9 a.m.–noon or 1 p.m.–4 p.m. During each 9-hour session, participants learn to make everything from homemade popsicles to fresh pasta, pizza, and breads with which to trade the ice-cream man for extra popsicles. See class options and camp schedules. Young Chefs Academy’s rates fluctuate according to age.<p>
Young Chefs Academy
"If you make it, you will taste it" is the motto founders Julie Fabing Burleson and Suzy Vinson Nettles envisioned when they created Young Chefs Academy. In addition to giving youngsters hands-on exposure to culinary techniques, kitchen safety, eating etiquette, and table setting, the academy's philosophy ensures that kids like 10-year-old former veggie-hater Camille gain an appreciation for healthy homemade cuisine. With centers in more than 10 states, Young Chefs Academy enriches growing minds ages 3–18 with engaging cooking classes, camps, and birthday parties that impart valuable life skills, such as self-reliance and how to trick a younger sibling into doing the dishes.