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.
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.
Find out more on TheKidsCookerySchool.co.uk
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. The Italian Mama’s Cookery Club will be taking place in July and August, teaching children from 6-17 years how to cook healthy Italian food.
Find out more on Caldesi.com
Nutritional Ninjas specialise in running children’s cookery classes for primary school children. With various sessions across London and the South East, Nutritional Ninjas mission is to get kids cooking and trying new flavours and foods! Classes are taught by qualified chefs and passionate foodies and children get to learn a different recipe each week from lasagne to beetroot brownies, sausage casserole to banana and pineapple bread!
Find out more on Nutritional Ninjas
The Chocolate Museum, Brixton
Calling all chocolate lovers six years and above! London’s chocolate museum has a range of workshops for children over the summer holidays. Children will make their own truffles, bars and lollipops. For a super special treat, you can even arrnage a chocolate making birthday party.
Find out more on TheChocolateMuseum.co.uk
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.
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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. Kids’ Kitchen also run parties and adult classes.
Find out more on TheKidsKitchen.net
Hotel Chocolat’s Children’s Chocolate Workshop, Westminster
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 on BuyAGift.com
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 VeggieKitchen.com
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 ice cream-making classes, a Bake Off class, cupcake decorating, Ready Steady Bake and more, 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.
Find out more on TheAvenueCookerySchool.com
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