Our Summer Rundown Of Fun Cooking Classes For Kids And Teens
Is your child passionate about cooking? Does he or she love trying new dishes and making new friends? If so, why not enroll your kids, tweens, or teens in a summer cooking class? Not only will they learn something new, you’ll even get a chance to taste a new dish made by your little one! Here are some awesome kiddie cooking classes in the city your kids can join this summer:
25 Mushrooms Kitchen
Social Hall, Cauliflower Street, Valle Verde 5, Pasig City, (02) 899-6479, 631-4822 (0917) 827-2525, www.25mushroomskitchen.com
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This beloved kitchen school will be hosting 3 fun and exciting summer camps for children ages 5 and above. The first series is called “Summer in the City” (starting April 23) which includes cooking for wholesome family activities like Pack a Picnic, Fun at the Fair, A Day at the Beach, and Backyard BBQ. The second series, “Around the World Cooking,” (starting May 7) centers on global cuisine with recipes from France, America, Japan, and Spain. The third series, “Global Cooking 2,” (starting May 21) is a continuation of the global cuisine theme, plus basic baking.
Back of The House
G/F FCL Center, 15 Xavierville Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City, (0906) 269-5655, [email protected]
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Kids of the north will surely enjoy Back of The House’s Kids Summer Workshop, with a choice of either the one-day or three-day class. Whatever day they choose though, they’re sure to have fun cooking up a storm while learning fun and delicious dishes like Salted Caramel Cookies, Lasagna Roll-ups, Oreo Bars, and Chicken Cannelloni. The workshop starts April 23, 24, and 25, with morning and afternoon classes available.
Heny Sison Culinary School
Acclaimed chef Heny Sison opens her kitchen playground to kids this summer for cooking and baking workshops. The “Kids Can Cook/Bake” classes are specially designed for kids ages 5 to 12 to include basic hands-on cooking or baking.
Teenagers 13 and older can also enroll in classes like Baking Simplified and Cake Decorating. Most interesting is the Kusina Filipino: Filipino Culture and Comfort Food class to teach teens to explore and learn to appreciate our cuisine. The Kids Can Cook and Kids Can Bake workshops start April 25. Check out the website for the schedule of the other classes.
2B 960 G. Masangkay Street, Binondo, Manila, (02) 244-8790, sweetsuccess.ph, [email protected]
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This little cooking studio in Manila offers several kiddie cooking short courses that focus on either baking sumptuous desserts or mastering cooking fundamentals. For kids ages 5 to 8, the Kids Baking Class 2 is offered on April 22, May 13, and June 3. For kids ages 9 to 15, the Junior Cooking Class 2 is on April 29 and May 20, while the Junior Baking Class 2 is offered on May 6, 27, and June 10. They also offer a Bake with Mommy class on April 14 and May 26 so moms (or even dads!) can make sweet treats together with their mini-me’s.
The Culinary Studio by Chef Jenny
With experience from fine-dining establishments like Eleven Madison Park, Café Boulud, and DB Bistro in New York City, chef-owner Jenny Tan helps kids and teens develop their love for food via a 6-day cooking and baking workshop. Apart from learning the basics, kids are also taught extensive cooking vocabulary and techniques as well as kitchen safety. Class dates run on April 8-13, April 22-27, April 29-May 4, May 6-11, May 13-18, May 19-25, and May 27-June 1.
The Maya Kitchen
On May 12-15, The Maya Kitchen will hold a very special 4-day cooking class with Kyle Imao, who many may remember as the Philippines’ first Junior MasterChef Champion. Kyle will demonstrate how to cook comfort food favorites ranging from kiddie classics like Crispy Chicken Tenders, Seasoned Fries, and White Chocolate Panna Cotta to Japanese dishes such as Ebi Furai, Octo Dogs, Cabbage Salad, and Japanese Rice.
The Maya Kitchen also offers its regular Kids’ Culinary Boot Camp (ages 6 to 12) on May 7-10 and June 4-5, as well as its Young Adults Culinary Classes (ages 13 to 18) on May 21-24 or June 13-14.
31 Scout Tobias Street, Quezon City, (02) 410-2279, (0917) 539-3940, www.tinykitchen.com.ph
Now on its 17th year, Tiny Kitchen is happy to continue its mission of teaching basic culinary arts to kids and teens. Teacher Vicky Veloso-Barrera’s summer curriculum includes basic to advanced classes for kids (ages 7 to 12) and teens (ages 13 to 19), as well as basic classes for younger kids ages 4 to 6. Those who have taken both basic and advanced classes can pick specialty themed courses like Around the World, Pinoy Favorites 1 and 2, American Classics, Taste of Europe, Flavors of Asia Parts 1 and 2, Cake Decorating, Just Desserts Parts 1 and 2, Dessert Workshop, and Nothing but Chocolate Parts 1 and 2. Summer classes are currently ongoing until August.