At Cookin’ with Kids school,
our goal is for every child to build a foundation for a lifelong love of cooking, baking, and decorating. Our passion is to inspire and empower this young generation of foodies to stop watching people make food, but to get into the kitchen and become a young chef themselves. Children ages 5 through 14 will learn basic culinary skills all while using kitchen tools just their size. Our classes combine a hands-on experience with guided instruction where young Chefs will measure and combine ingredients, work together in a group setting, develop their palates with new and exciting flavors, and get their creativity flowing. Kids will have fun making and tasting delicious recipes in our Cookin’ Kitchen and will be proud to show off their new culinary skills to their family and friends at home!
Our story goes back about nine years when Ms. Jen was the chairperson in charge of fundraising at her children’s elementary school and needed to come up with a way to raise money. So, she went to what she knew best…cooking! She started an enrichment class teaching kids how to cook and bake. Ms. Jen loved all her students, but one little boy stood out. He would eagerly run to her class every day and one afternoon he gave her a special picture he had drawn for her filled with hearts and kisses. After a few weeks of class, Ms. Jen approached Ethan’s mom Elain and showed her the pictures her little guy had drawn for her. Once they began talking, they both realized how much they had in common from their kids being the same ages, volunteering for the school, to their love for cooking and baking. As they say…. the rest was history and when Ms. Jen’s classes began to rapidly expand, she called on Elain to come and assist her with the enrichment classes. Fast forward almost a decade and we have been teaching kids of all ages how to cook, bake and decorate. Our classes focus on foods kids love to eat and having fun in the kitchen. Being mothers, ourselves really helps us understand and come up with kid friendly menus and helps us to create classes that engage the kids to try new foods. We love what we do, and this had led us to create a space where kids will love it too!