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 today’s Groupon: for $12, you get a 90-minute cooking class designed for kids 6–14 years of age at Harvest Healthy Kids in Livonia (a $25 value). Harvest Healthy Kids hosts cooking classes on Saturday afternoons from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. During June, July, and August, two classes will be offered on Saturdays, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
The certified instructors at Harvest Healthy Kids shepherd budding gastronomes through cooking classes designed to impart techniques for planning and preparing nutritious meals and snacks. These child-focused staffers aim to help pupils to become health-conscious culinarians, mentoring them as they prepare dishes using wholesome ingredients and kitchen utensils that are provided on site. In addition to perfecting egg-cracking dexterity, pint-sized sous chefs brandish a range of scholastic skills during cooking regimens—utilizing mathematics while measuring ingredients, applying science while liquefying solid foods, and honing reading abilities while deciphering hidden messages in alphabet soup. Between stirs and simmers, teachers helm thoughtful discussions about the food groups and the importance of eating nutrient-rich meals devoid of unhealthy additives and Play-Doh asafetida.
In order to satisfy fickle palates and keep bored kitchen instruments from staging a coup, class recipes change each week. Check the online calendar for a peek at the menu before reserving a spot.