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: for $20, kids ages 4 to 12 get a three-hour cooking camp at Young Chefs Academy in Frisco (a $40 value). This Groupon can be redeemed Monday through Friday from July 1 through August 20, and sessions run twice per day from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Camp themes vary by date and educate a variety of age groups. Kiddos can attend Deep in the Heart of Texas, which teaches them how to make Tex-Mex recipes like salsa, chili, and casseroles plus Texas-shaped treats. All-American Favorites will tour the country with recipes from California Pizza Kitchen and Ben & Jerry's along with preparing traditional American lunches and desserts. Kids will learn the flavors of the globe in the World Taste Tour camp, exploring Italian, Mexican, French, and German cooking. There's also Sweet & Savory Baking, which will help children learn to bake sweet recipes such as pies and cookies and try out recipes from the Cheesecake Factory and more. 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 that exist among ingredients, spices, and food presentations so astute they beg to be stapled to the refrigerator door.
Children will explore the flavor profiles inspired by their inner chef through interactive kitchen education that bypasses 80-watt-light-bulb baking. 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.
Call at least a week in advance for details and to reserve a spot.
Young Chefs Academy has branches all over the country. Austin Citysearchers give their local academy an average of 4.5 stars:
- My daughter had fun and learned a lot about cooking. She now fixes entire dinners for the family and bakes too! Her experience expanded her palate and even made me want to try some new food items. – Dottie60
- This is a great place for kids! My kids attend classes after school and they have so much fun!! The classes are fun and entertaining....yet the kids are engaged in non-stop learning. – tkastning
Young Chefs Academy Frisco
The recipe for a successful cooking class requires the right mix of teacher, chef, and nutritionist—a balance that each instructor strikes at Young Chefs Academy Frisco. They host students aged 4–16 in weekly cooking classes that regularly change recipes while sticking to the monthly theme. They cater to individual children, school field trips, and even scout troops. They even host birthday parties, which let young chefs celebrate their big day with hands-on instruction on how to make their own pizza, gingerbread houses, or birthday cakes that come out of the oven already on fire and ready to be blown out.
Preston Trace Center
9350 Pasadena St.
Frisco, Texas 75034Get Directions