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5 NYC Activity Partners Who Can Turn Your Kid Into a Tiny Sous-Chef

Need some help in the kitchen? We’ve rounded up some of our favorite NYC-area cooking classes designed to turn your child into a culinary wizard (or, just have fun trying.) Check them all out below!

Allergic to Salad
Astoria / 18 months – 5 years

This Queens-based partner provides healthy, fun, hands-on cooking lessons. They’re less about drilling in “what’s good for you,” more about teaching kids that cooking is fun. Children develop basic kitchen skills such as kitchen safety, knife technique, measuring, and more. Their goal is to give kids agency over the production of the meal, and along with that, a new perspective on food.

Chocolate Works
Upper West Side / 3 – 15 years

Chocolate factory, party destination, and candy store all in one, this place is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Here, children can watch chocolate being made on Chocolate Works’ 30-foot conveyor belt and even make some of their own. Classes include “Create Your Dream Candy Bar,” “Premade Chocolate Letter,” in which children can decorate their own chocolate initials, and “Pizza Party” (with chocolate pizza, of course.)

Cooking at Kids at Work
Chelsea / 2 – 4 years old

This age-appropriate cooking class for preschool-aged children includes lots of sensory play (think bins of cornstarch, flour, cornmeal, or whatever the class happens to be working with that day). The rest of the class is ‘hands-on’ as children chop, mix, combine, and are introduced to kitchen tools like the whisk, spatula, blender, and mixer. Classes will cover cooking safety and children will be encouraged to get messy!

The Creative Kitchen
Tribeca / 2 – 6 years

This provider teaches children how to cook in a fun, safe, and educational manner with age-appropriate recipes that focus on kid-friendly themes, colors, numbers, and shapes that are perfect for a midday snack. Children use fresh, wholesome ingredients, and when they’re finished, they eat their creations and leave happy!

Freshmade NYC
NoHo / 2 – 12 years old

This cooking and craft studio is designed to teach your little ones all about healthy, mindful eating through fun and dynamic cooking classes and competitions. Classes are taught in age-appropriate increments—choose from Little Chefs, Young Chefs Cooking Camp, and Junior Chefs classes.

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