Cooks teach by using a hands-on approach, which is more effective than mailing students a box filled with flour, eggs, some matches, and a note that says "cookies?" Get your hands dirty with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $55 for a two-day Halloween-themed cooking camp on Monday, October 29 and Tuesday, October 30 (a $110 value)
- $99 for a three-day Thanksgiving-themed cooking camp from Wednesday, November 14 through Friday, November 16 (a $200 value)
- $239 for an in-home kid's cooking birthday party for up to 10 children (a $480 value)
In the Halloween camp, chefs teach children how to make spooky variations on classic snack foods, such as barbeque worm sandwiches, "warlock fingers," and a witches' brew punch. Chefs at the Thanksgiving camp demonstrate preparation for traditional feast dishes such as roast turkey, turkey gravy, and mashed potatoes. Each day’s session runs from 3:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
At the start of each 90-minute themed birthday party, staffers set up the kitchen space and hand out recipe and technique guides. Then, they guide children ages 3–8 or ages 7+ through a menu of chosen treats, which children can eat at the end of class. Staffers also provide clean-up, hand-outs, and paper chef hats for each guest, and leave the birthday boy or girl with a souvenir apron. The birthday kid has their choice of theme: pizza party, Wow! It's a Luau!, or Let Them Eat Cake (and decorate it too!).
Kids Culinary Adventures
Though they come from different backgrounds, the three chefs behind Kids Culinary Adventures have all seen the positive impact that cooking has on children. Chef Brian Allen honed his cooking technique at California Culinary Academy's Le Cordon Bleu Hospitality Management program, but he's been comfortable in the kitchen since childhood, when he would cook and bake with his father, mother, and grandfather. Chef Danielle Nunes also grew up in the kitchen, learning many of her grandmother's secret family recipes and discovering her passion for multicultural dishes. Pastry chef Caitlin Allen fine-tuned her baking skills at Walt Disney World's Yacht and Beach Bakery. Now, they coordinate private cooking classes, camps, and themed culinary-focused birthday parties for children of all ages.
Many of their programs combine the culinary arts with lessons in math, reading, science, and visual arts. During private custom cooking classes, they work with individuals and groups to coordinate custom menus based on Italian, Mexican, or Asian recipes. Calibrated for kids as young as 3 years, their classes encourage proper nutrition and creative meal preparation, and teach kitchen cleanliness with visual aids such as "kitchen cooties," a culinary toolbox, and teddy bears carved out of soap. In multi-day camps, chefs teach academics and professional skills that help children execute DIY culinary tasks such as building a themed holiday menu, baking and decorating a cake, or mastering tools such as grills or woks.