It’s been said that good cooking is an art form. The truth is, it’s much more than that. It’s a way to teach kids vital skills, such as critical thinking, creativity and collaboration. Beyond the practical skills, cooking builds character. It encourages kids to work with others to produce the final result and boosts their confidence as they take the lead in packing their own lunches, baking holiday treats or helping to get dinner on the table. It also encourages them to become open to foods they otherwise might not have tried. Of course, the best part of cooking with kids isn’t the STEM skills or even the life lessons but the memories they will have for a lifetime.
Instill confidence in the kitchen.
Understand what age appropriate nutritional concepts looks like.
Cultivate a desire for cooking at home.
Increase preparation of meals at home.
Impart basic life skills.
Expand cultural awareness
Youth Culinary Arts includes classes for young chefs ages 3-17 and are held at the Hubbard Arts Center, 309 N. Woodlawn in The Kitchen.