The seeds of chefhood blossom from the very first dashes of salt and cinnamon that grace a child's suppertime lima beans. Today's Groupon encourages the culinary spirit in the youth of today, who are the former children of tomorrow, with children's cooking classes at Young Chefs Academy in Stone Oak. Choose from one of the following options:
- For $10, you get a Kindercooks cooking class for children ages three to five (a $20 value)
- For $15, you get a Junior Chefs cooking class for children ages six to 13 (a $30 value)
- For $20, you get a Senior Chefs cooking class for children ages 14 to 18 (a $40 value)
Young Chefs Academy provides a fun, safe, and motivating environment for kids to become acquainted with the art of food and food presentation. Engaging chef instructors instill lessons of kitchen etiquette and safety in youngsters growing up in a world full of laser can openers and sharp pasta rakes, giving children a capable handle on their surroundings as they journey into the land of food. Children and teens will explore the flavor profiles inspired by their inner chef through interactive kitchen education that bypasses 80-watt-light-bulb baking. Classes educate a variety of age groups, with specially catered courses for the kindergarten elite, incorporating age-appropriate recipes and activities. Meanwhile, junior gastronomers learn to combine nutritional meals with basic food-prep skills that teach how to correctly follow a recipe to edible fruition. Senior flambéists are offered advanced classes that dig deeper into kitchen secrets and hone specific skills and techniques that expand the parameters of cooking creativity.
The lessons learned from early cuisine classes spark a valuable communion between a child and a stove. Imaginations stretch as they contemplate the infinite possibilities between ingredients, spices, and food presentations so astute they beg to be stapled to the refrigerator door.
Young Chefs Academy earned the 2010 Parents Picks Award for Best Kids' Party Place on Parents Connect.
Young Chefs Academy San Antonio
"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.