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 this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $38 for your choice of three kids' cooking classes (up to a $90 value)
- $14 for your choice of one kids' cooking class (up to a $30 value)
- $25 for $50 worth of kids’ cooking classes, birthday parties, or summer camps
Young Chefs Academy's seasoned and kid-minded instructors create a safe, interactive learning environment for budding epicureans, age 3–15, to develop a knowledge of food preparation in a smorgasbord of scheduled classes. In the Kindercooks program, children aged 3–5 eschew their bulb ovens and play-doh beef wellington recipes to learn fundamental culinary skills alongside their parents. Older students don puffed white hats and aprons for the Junior Chef and Senior Chef courses, delving into different monthly themes and seasonal recipes including popcorn turkey, cranberry cookies, and gingerbread pancakes. Aspiring sous chefs also enhance their math, reading, and science skills as they measure ingredients and follow recipes. Prices vary by age; classes for ages 3–5 are normally $15 per session. See class schedules for the Mentor, Solon, and Strongsville locations.
Young Chefs Academy
"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.