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Kids' Cooking Classes in Chicagoland

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It's truly never too early to start practicing the art of cooking. If you have a budding junior chef at home who's eager to grow their kitchen skills and meal repertoire, consider signing them up for a kid's cooking class at one of these 10 excellent cooking schools in and around the Chicagoland area. Some cater to kids as young as 18 months and many offer in-person and virtual lessons to meet your family's needs.

Cook, Cork & Fork

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  • Minimum Age: 7 years old.
  • Class Style: In person.


Cook, Cork & Fork, located in Palatine, Illinois, offers a variety of kid-friendly cooking classes for all ages. Family cooking classes accommodate multiple kids and caregivers for a fun, family date night. The menu changes seasonally, but the family class offerings are usually well-suited to little taste buds with things like sweet potato fries and ravioli. Cook, Cork & Fork also offers kids' cooking classes for children ages 7 and up to learn kitchen skills independently.

Kidz Can Cook

  • Minimum Age: 5 years old.
  • Class Style: In person.


Kidz Can Cook, a Chicago-based kitchen, was founded specifically to give little ones the opportunity to learn to cook. They offer classes for kids ages 5 and up so they can take ownership in the kitchen by learning how to use kitchen tools and appliances safely and make delicious meals independently. The class offerings change monthly, as do the menu offerings.

Oui Chef

  • Minimum Age: 18 months old.
  • Class Style: In person and virtual.


Oui Chef, based in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago, offers cooking instruction to kids as young as 18 months all the way through 18 years old. Oui Chef is an ongoing program with weekly classes, all designed to help your kids feel comfortable in the kitchen. While they specialize in French cuisine, children learn how to cook a variety of dishes and cuisines. Oui Chef also offers virtual lessons for those who prefer to learn from the comfort of their own kitchen.

Sugar Beet Schoolhouse

  • Minimum Age: 5 years old.
  • Class Style: In person.


Sugar Beet Schoolhouse, just outside of Chicago in River Forest, Illinois, provides cooking instruction for kids ages 5 years old and up. The staff believes in the importance of using local and sustainable ingredients, so the menus vary from season to season. Classes are small and hands-on, giving all kids the opportunity to learn how to use tools in the kitchen and create delicious dishes safely.

Taste Buds Kitchen

  • Minimum Age: 2 years old.
  • Class Style: In-person.


Taste Buds Kitchen, found in Bannockburn, Illinois, outside of Chicago, offers a variety of cooking classes for kids and adults of all ages. Their children's cooking classes are open to toddlers as young as 2 years old. Workshops for the youngest students require the support of a caregiver, while classes for older kids are either designed for the whole family or made just for kids. Students learn how to make a range of foods, from breakfast cinnamon rolls to fall vegetable side dishes.

The Chopping Block

  • Minimum Age: 8 years old.
  • Class Style: In person and virtual.


The Chopping Block is both a cooking school and a cooking store in Chicago. The facility offers classes for kids and adults, all designed to increase comfort in the kitchen. Their kids' classes start at 8 years old, and they have a special teen boot camp series made to help your teenager take command in the kitchen. Some classes are in person, while others are virtual to meet your comfort level. The Chopping Block's classes cover a range of international cuisine, from traditional Chicagoan favorites to handmade Japanese sushi.

The Kids' Table

  • Minimum Age: 18 months old.
  • Class Style: In person and virtual.


The Kids' Table, with two Chicago locations in Wicker Park and Lakeview, offers a wide range of kids cooking classes and workshops for little ones age 18 months and up. They're devoted to teaching kids to recognize, cook, and enjoy healthy and nutritious foods. Classes include family-style events where parents or caregivers help their children cook and kids-only classes for older children to foster independence. The Kids' Table classes are available in person or virtually, depending on your needs.


  • Minimum Age: All ages.
  • Class Style: Virtual.


FlavorPot, a cooking school located in Glenview, Illinois, offers virtual cooking classes for kids and families. The classes are designed for kids to take the lead with parents supporting from the sides or actively participating as they choose. The menus vary from class to class, but the foods are kid-friendly and relatively simple to make at home, like veggie and cheese calzones and baked mozzarella sticks.

Marcel's Culinary Experience

  • Minimum Age: 6 years old.
  • Class Style: In person.


Marcel's Culinary Experience, outside Chicago in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, offers cooking classes for kids and adults. Kids' classes are broken up into little kids, mid kids, and big kids so the instructors can plan the classes to meet the needs of the students. They also provide family classes for kids 8 years old and up. Marcel's teaches kids to make food from all over the world with menu items like Korean BBQ, paella, and pasta.

Farmhouse Academy

  • Minimum Age: 2 years old.
  • Class Style: In person.


Farmhouse Academy in Mokena, Illinois, provides cooking classes for kids as young as 2 years old and for adults. The littlest kids make fun and easy culinary treats like edible slime and Halloween cupcakes. Older kids can participate in a structured class series to learn the basics of baking and cooking. Family classes are a huge favorite. You and your little ones will learn how to make an entire meal, including side dishes, and get to eat alongside your classmates after cooking.

Cooking is both a necessary skill and a relaxing pastime. Instill a love of the kitchen in your kids with any of these excellent Chicago-area cooking schools. If you're more comfortable cooking from home, give your budding chef professional support with online cooking classes. And if your cooking appliances start to have problems, you can find all the replacement parts you need to get your kitchen up and running again at any of the seven Automatic Appliance Parts locations, or through our convenient online parts locater.