Learning how to cook is an essential life skill. While you can do it in your own home (if you’re a good cook), it’s great to get them involved in cooking lessons with other children, families and professional chefs. These classes will help children learn the basics of cooking and baking, as well as teaching them about healthy foods. They’ll be more inclined to get involved with dinner at home and then might even be able to teach you a thing or two about getting creative in the kitchen. Here are our favourite London classes.
Jamie’s Cookery School – Kids Learn For Free, Shepherds Bush
This is a great opportunity for children and parents to learn together. When you sign up to one of Jamie’s classes, you’ll receive a free child’s place too. The classes take place twice a month and cook up a range of dishes. Coming up, there’s tasty Thai green, pasta master and mad about meatballs.
Visit the website to find out more.
BKD Baking School, Various Locations
BKD host regular classes in venues across London, as well as baking pop-ups at festivals and fairs over the summer. Suitable from three years, the classes each have imaginative themes and child make a rand of cupcakes, biscuits, cake pops, and cookies.
Check the BKD website to find out their next class.
The Kids’ Cookery School, Acton
KCS offer workshops for children of any age and teach how to make healthy and simple dishes. Students will learn how to work together, as well as learning about food and cooking techniques from different cultures. While the cookery schools are based in Acton, KCS also offer mobile cookery classes so get in touch to find out more.
Visit the website here
Gill’s Cookery, Hampstead
Gill’s Cookery offers both children’s parties and cookery courses for children of all ages. The party menu consists of animal rolls, pizzas, and iced birthday cake and homemade ice cream. There are also one or two-day courses where children will learn basic cookery skills and about the importance of healthy eating.
Find out more here
La Cucina Caldisi Cooking School, Marylebone
This Italian cookery school welcome both children and adults to its classes. The cooking is taught by experienced chefs (sometimes celebrities!), food writers and La Cucina Caldisi staff.
Get in touch to find out more
The Kids’ Kitchen, Whetstone
Great for kids’ parties, holiday classes, as well as Sunday morning classes, Kids’ Kitchen is a great way to keep them entertained. The holiday Sunday morning classes run for two and a half hours: children make their own lunch and take it home to eat with their family. Find out more about parties and adult classes over on their website now.
Hotel Chocolat’s Children’s Chocolate Workshop, Covent Garden
Let them get stuck into a chocolate decorating session and discover the world of cocoa. With guidance from a chocolate expert, they’ll create a mouthwatering masterpiece and package it up in a beautiful box ready to take home.
Find out how to book here
Veggie Kitchen, Stanmore
‘You are never too young or old to learn how to cook’ is the philosophy of Veggie Kitchen and why they offer cookery classes for all ages. You’ll learn to make all sorts of delicious, healthy vegetarian dishes from a variety of ingredients. There’s a 3-day course for veggie children (over 7 years) where they’ll be encouraged to try different foods and learn how to prepare dishes.
Find out more on their website here
The Avenue Cookery School, Wandsworth
This family-run cookery school wants to teach students of all ages and levels how to understand food. For children, The Avenue offer bread-making classes, a ready, steady, bake baking class, as well as holiday classes to keep them entertained during the school breaks. Those younger than eight years should be booked in with a parent.
Alice Sushi Art, Various Locations
Alice teaches sushi, bento and origami classes for adults and children. Get creative in making your own sushi, as well as enjoying an afternoon of parent and child afternoon tea.
Find out more here
If I’ve missed your cooking course from this list, don’t hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org