Creating a meal from scratch is both challenging and delicious, much like playing "Stairway to Heaven" on a clarinet made out of a candy cane. Let children master meal melding with today's Groupon to Young Chefs Academy. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get up to a kids’ cooking class up to 90 minutes (a $35 value), valid for KinderCooks, Junior Chef, or Senior Chef classes for children and teens ages 3–18 and special-needs adults.
- For $25, you get $50 toward any class or workshop.
The dedicated instructors at Young Chefs Academy impart the finer points of gustatorial artistry to youthful cooks with age-appropriate lessons in recipes and kitchen safety. In KinderCooks classes, up to 15 students age 3–6 spend 75 minutes learning shapes, colors, and numbers while crafting delicious dishes. Wee ones can become the teacher’s pet without wearing a stinky dog collar thanks to the back-to-school-theme cupcakes in the Apple for the Teacher classes, which take place August 27–September 1. Meanwhile, Junior Chef (ages 6–12) sessions spend 90 minutes exposing kids to diverse tastes and teaching new techniques for use in the kitchen at home or emergency chili cook-offs.
The academy also welcomes aspiring kitcheneers of all ages to enlist in a smorgasbord of other courses. The Senior Chef course ($35/class) scales up the edible education for cooks age 13–18. Alternatively, the specialized workshops—such as a day of cooking with grandparents on September 10 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.—open up bantamweight chefs to prepare delectable meals and shareable treats to win over minority foodie demographics in student-council elections ($55 for two grandparents and one child). Consult the classes & memberships schedule to see upcoming courses, peruse the menu for upcoming dishes, or complete the registration form to attend a class or workshop.
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.