These Are the Best Online Cooking Classes for Kids
These 10 affordable and fun virtual kids cooking classes will teach your little ones new culinary skills as well as math, organization, history, and more.
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Kate Sonders Solomon
Kate Sonders, an accomplished home cook and former cheesemaking apprentice, turned her in-person Westchester cooking classes virtual at the beginning of the quarantine. Now she teaches weekly all-ages kids cooking classes on Wednesdays at 4pm EST. Her classes include recipes from around the world, comfort food, healthy recipes, and sweets. As her loyal following continues to increase, she plans to add more classes to the schedule.
Food Literacy Center
This nonprofit inspires children to eat vegetables and is known for teaching low-income families about cooking, nutrition, and gardening. Now they offer a free online curriculum with Facebook Live lessons for fun snacks and meals like ranch popcorn, noodle soup, and veggie tostadas. There are pointers for everything from knife skills to what kids can do with dried beans.
Brooklyn’s Dynamite Shop
This local culinary center offers online kids cooking classes (ages 7-15) to teach them how to make family-friendly dinners like cheesy baked pasta with garlicky sautéed greens and French onion soup with massaged kale salad. Classes ($25-30), which take place on a 1.5 hour Zoom call, are weekly but also available on a drop-in basis. Kids (or adults) can also celebrate birthdays with their online cooking party classes.
Real Food 4 Kids
Founded in 2004, this organization offers free, weekly, kid-friendly cooking projects, such as scratch-made tortillas, granola, and a chocolate chip cookie pie, complete with video tutorials and advice on how to best involve your little ones in the culinary process. Sign up for free on the Real Food 4 Kids website and find more free kids cooking content on Real Food 4 Kids' YouTube page.
Home Cooking New York
This cooking school recently went online for kids (ages 10 and up) who can take classes along with their parents or alone. Meals and menus include taco party, handmade dumplings, gnocchi and risotto, and a Northern Italian dinner. The weekly Supper Club classes guide kids through the process of cooking dinner (tailored to their own family). The Cookbook Club introduces kids to a new cookbook every month, and all classes cover fundamentals like knife safety and ingredient exploration.
CocuSocial is offering a variety if in-person and online cooking classes for both kids and adults, including an upcoming Halloween cookie decorating class. You can choose from a variety of fun (and delicious) options like handmade ravioli, New York style bagels, macarons, hand-rolled sushi, and soft homemade pretzels for only $19 a class! The Master Series of classes are taught by world-renowned chefs.