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 $15, kids ages three to 13 get two 90-minute cooking classes at Young Chefs Academy in Stone Oak (up to a $60 value). You also have the option of paying an additional $20 to the business to upgrade to senior-chef (ages 14–18) classes. Children can 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. Classes (up to $30 per session) educate a variety of age groups, with specially catered classes for the kindergarten elite and junior line cooks, combining 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.
Although reviews are sparse for the Stone Oak location, an Atlanta, Georgia, branch of Young Chefs Academy has been given a four-star rating by three Parents Connect reviewers and a shining five-star rating by six Kudzu users:
- Both the girls AND the boys enjoyed making their pizzas -- the cooking lesson was taught in a very entertaining but age-appropriate way, and the kids enjoyed seeing the results of measuring and kneading the pizza dough. – Missa, Parents Connect
- Wonderful, caring staff, creative take home goodie bags, cute invitations and happy kids. Best birthday experience we've had in Atlanta by a long shot. – LisaFarmer, Kudzu
- Very lovely staff. Fun tools. Recipes are great, and more sophisticated than usual childrens' fare. – gabriella, Kudzu
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.
20330 Huebner Rd.
San Antonio, Texas 78258Get Directions