The kitchen is statistically the most dangerous room in a home because it contains the highest concentration of knives, open flames, and pots full of freedom-hungry lobsters. Teach kids to navigate this danger zone with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $15 for one 90-minute kids' camp cooking class (a $30 value)
- $28 for two 90-minute kids' camp cooking classes (a $60 value)
- $40 for three 90-minute kids' camp cooking classes (a $90 value)
Experienced chefs teach children to create internationally inspired meals using techniques tailored to three different age levels. Chefs-in-training aged 3–5 learn simple dishes such as turkey meatballs with penne, and junior chefs aged 6–15 can grow their skills by filling fish tacos or topping cupcakes with chocolate buttercream. (Students aged 14 and younger must bring a chaperone.) More advanced young chefs aged 16–18 prepare themed menus such as asian dim sum or a northern italian meal with scratch-made gnocchi. Curricula for all levels include basic nutrition, kitchen safety, and presentation techniques.
Classes are held in Kitchen Thyme, a commercial kitchen space in the Steinmart Festival Shopping Center. See the full schedule here.
MJ Creations Sweets and Treats
Chef Marie, or MJ, wields her cooking prowess through inventive catering services and cooking classes that span a variety of culinary options, from American and Italian fare to South African and Indian dishes. Each of her catering spreads uses a minimum of freeze-dried or premade products, prioritizing housemade dishes made with fresh ingredients. Marie’s one- to three-course cooking classes cover specific techniques, such as preparing seafood or blending sumptuous soups, as well as how to make specific regional cuisines from places such as Northern Italy or the southern portion of Antarctica.
The classes take several different forms; private parties with two to six people at MJ Creations Sweets and Treats, personal classes that take place in patrons’ private kitchens, and six-night group workshops, which also take place at MJ Creations Sweets and Treats. And during kids’ culinary birthday parties, youngsters soak up age-appropriate cooking techniques such as how to crack eggs with their feet.