4 Kids' Cooking Classes and Experiences Your Young Home Chef Will Love
These classes will have your mini-Christian Petroni cooking like the pros in no time.
Chopped Jr. Champion Elizabeth Oakes providing a cooking demo at Jr. Chef 2018
Jr. Chef Photos by Yu Matsui
Your child is a mini-master in the kitchen at home and, aside from the constant mess, you wholeheartedly support them in their dream to become the world’s next celebrity chef. What next? Well, with options for kids’ cooking classes and experiences abounding around the county, it turns out Westchester supports your child’s dream, too.
See below for a just a handful classes and experiences you and your young Jessica Tom can explore this summer.
The Ultimate Summer Experience at Sur La Table
Sur La Table at The Westchester, White Plains
For ages 8-12 (kids) and 13-17 (teens)
Starting the second week of June and throughout July, The Westchester’s Sur La Table is hosting a number of kids’ and teens’ cooking series, like “Kids Can Cook 5-Day Kids’ Series,” “Schools Out for Summer 3-Day Kids’ Series,” or “Cooking With Confidence 5-Day Teens’ Series.” Each will provide your child the opportunity to don an apron and cook a unique menu of items and more unforgettable activities. Some courses even have a Mystery Box team competition (just like on TV!) during the final class. For more info and class dates, click here.
Wine & Food Festival’s Jr. Chef Experience
PLAY at The Westchester, White Plains
For ages 5-10
Spend Sunday morning with your little ones as they learn the basics of cooking. This hands-on event encourages creativity as kids learn basic cooking techniques from working chefs. Your little culinary artists will also practice cupcake decorating, pizza making, and many other fun activities. Plus, chef demos from Westchester’s own Chopped Jr. champions, Arielle and Alfie Wayner and Elizabeth Oakes, make this a culinary experience you won’t want your kids to miss. To buy tickets and find out more, click here.
Fiddleheads Cooking Studio Mini Camp
143 Armonk Road, Mount Kisco
For ages 6-13
Renana Shvil and her team of talented chefs thoughtfully teach children about food at their Mount Kisco based Fiddleheads Cooking Studio. This summer Fiddleheads is hosting a variety of 4-day cooking camp programs, where students will visit the farm to pick fruit or vegetables, learn how a farm operates, and then cook with the picked produce. For more info and to book classes, click here.
The Organic Teaching Kitchen’s Kids Cooking Camp
18 Old Post Road South, Croton-on-Hudson
For grades 1-4
The Organic Teaching Kitchen’s Kids Cooking Camp empowers you children to cook simple, tasty, healthy meals and snacks. The school prides itself on using freshly harvested produce from their on-site garden and local, organic ingredients free of additives, dyes, pesticides, and GMO’s. The course is both gluten-free and vegetarian friendly. To pick dates and find more info, click here. A single-day hands-on cooking program is also available on May 20 and 27.