Are your kids taking an interest in cooking? In the Cincinnati area, there are many wonderful cooking classes that your kids will love and teach them lifelong skills. Plus, learning to cook early teaches your children to try new foods, math/reading skills and builds self-esteem… and it’s lots of fun!
Cincinnati Parent has found a list of the Best Kids Cooking Classes in Cincinnati for your little chefs:
Here are two upcoming classes you’ll want to be aware of: Kids Camp Fabulous French Toast happens Monday, Feb. 19 from 11am-1pm and is $55/child. During this delicious class for kids 8-16, little chefs will create three modern versions of French Toast that will impress their family and friends. Work at your own stovetop to create French Toast with Salted Caramel Bananas, a Stuffed French Toast with Apples & Cinnamon Cream, then a Croissant French Toast with Pecan Maple Syrup served with homemade Whipped Cream.
Coming up Feb. 24, the Kids Class Tapas will show kids how to use an Empanada Press to prepare a delicious Cheese and Potato Stuffed Pastry. They’ll also learn to cook an awesome Spanish Tortilla, Savory Beef on Grilled Bread Crostini and delicious Caramel Topped Cream Puff.
There’s always something happening at Williams Sonoma for kids. From American Girl cooking classes to this week’s Valentine’s Day Baking class — a free class on Feb. 10 where kids 5-13 can whip up some delicious Valentine’s Day desserts and then enjoy their heart-shaped creations!
Two upcoming classes for families to be aware of: Family Fun: Just Desserts on Saturday, Feb. 17 and Kids Cook: Tacos on Monday, Feb. 19. Both are just $55 per child and perfect for kids 7 and up. Check website for class details.
Yep – JoAnn Fabrics has kids cooking classes, too! This month, check out Kids’ Conversation Heart Cupcakes, offered Feb. 10 at 2 pm, Feb. 17 at 10:30 am and Feb 25 at 1:30pm. Class is $35/student ages 5 and up, and kids will learn to roll out fondant, pipe rosettes & use food writer edible color markers.
Who doesn’t love decorating cookies? Eggos & Legos is Feb. 10 from 9-11 am and is $24/child. Kids 4-12 will start the morning by toasting an Eggo and then move on to decorate Lego-themed cookies and a craft. They will also decorate an apron to take home. Registration closes Thursday, Feb. 8 at 9 pm. There’s also Valentine Cookies and Cards on Feb. 10 from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, where, for $15/child, kids get to participate in Valentine cookie-decorating and a craft homemade paper Valentine cards. This class is open to all ages and each registered participant will leave with a box of cookies, too!
Please note: Delicious Designs Cookies just moved into a new shop! On Feb 13, the West Chester/Liberty Alliance is have an official ribbon cutting ceremony at 4pm followed by an open house.
For tips on healthy cooking, get your kids cooking with Megan, a licensed dietitian from Children’s Hospital that loves to teach kids the healthy way to cook and have fun while doing it. Kids will get to enjoy their awesome meals and have the recipes to take home! This class happens Feb. 24 and March 24 from 9-10 am and is $20/child ages 6 and up.
The library offers tons of classes for kids – with regular cooking courses happening on a monthly basis! From Teen Chef to Kids Cook to Cookie Decorating, these classes are a fun and FREE way to spend an afternoon!
Ainslie Gordon is a St. Louis, Missouri native and graduate of the University of Missouri’s Journalism School. Her career has focused on advertising, public relations and event planning. In 2011, Ainslie and her family moved to Cincinnati; and she became a stay-at-mom and founder of the blog, Modhousewife.
Additionally, she was a fashion/trends contributor on Fox 19 and Fox 2. Currently, Ainslie is the Marketing Director for Game On! Fitness. She is also a Girl Scout leader and enjoys volunteering throughout the community.