Studies show that a child who knows his way around the kitchen is more likely to eat well and less likely to get lost inside the crock pot. Impart the ins and outs of cooking to your child with today's deal: for $18, you get one kids' cooking class at The Kids Cooking Corner, located in Vancouver, Washington (a $37 value). Choose from the following classes:
- Chef-in-Training (7 to 9 years old)
- Junior Chef (10 to 12 years old)
- Senior Chef (12 and up)
Featured on KOIN TV, The Kids Cooking Corner teaches children how to have fun in the kitchen while promoting self-reliance and cultivating healthy practices. Each session runs for 2 to 2.5 hours and conveys the basics of cooking safely, from how to operate the stove properly to using a microwave without rousing the spirits nested inside. Different classes focus on a variety of subjects based on the capacities and interests of the students. Special needs children are always welcome. Gluten-free and internationally themed classes are also available. Check out the calendar and call ahead to schedule a class for your budding Julia Child.
The Kids Cooking Corner
From the outside, the nonprofit, 100% volunteer-run Kids Cooking Corner has the whimsical appearance of a fairy-tale cottage, its white siding accented by baby-blue paint and surrounded by fresh flowers and topiaries. The interior of the century-old house is equally exciting to youngsters, though not because of a prince or fairy godmother willing to do all of the heavy lifting. Children work hard at The Kids Cooking Corner, but the work is disguised in fun and rewarded with tasty snacks. Instructors warmly welcome foster children and children with special needs into their classrooms.
Helmed by chef, health enthusiast, and mother of three Heidi O'Connor, the volunteers at The Kids Cooking Corner strive to educate whippersnappers on nutrition, food safety, and food prep, often helping picky eaters try new foods along the way. Instructors incorporate math, science, and reading into curricula, teaching real-world applications for kids' school-sourced skills. Children definitely get their hands dirty, however: in spring and summer, they spend time in The Kids Cooking Corner garden, getting firsthand experience working with ingredients from seed to plate. Brightly painted walls, a playful party room, and a fully stocked kitchen provide a safe, exciting environment for kids to get crafty with edibles during each class, as well as during summer camps, parties, and peaceful games of food baseball.
5206 NE 78th St.
Vancouver, Washington 98665Get Directions