Learning to cook is an important life skill that all kids should acquire on at least a basic level. But what’s a parent to do if their own cooking skills are a bit…lacking? Maybe a class taught by a culinary professional is the answer. There aren’t a huge number of cooking classes for kids available in the Nashville/Middle Tennessee area. This means that the classes and camps that do exist are crazy popular. But with some patience and advance planning, you can definitely start training your little chefs for a lifetime of gourmet adventures.
The Curious Kitchen – Murfreesboro (Map)
Adult and kid cooking classes available. Kid classes are for ages 6-15. Find a complete calendar at this link. Call (615) 956-6077 to reserve a spot or for more information.
The Curious Kitchen also offers cooking camps for kids in the summer. Find the 2018 schedule at this link.
Salud! Cooking School at Whole Foods Market – Green Hills (Map)
Classes at this venue are insanely popular. Classes are offered for adults and kids/teens. Kid classes are generally limited to 12 students per class so it’s easy to see why they fill up fast! Class prices vary. You can find a calendar for upcoming classes at this link. Call 615-440-5117 for more information.
The market offers mini classes on a variety of topics every Tuesday and Friday morning during the market season. A few cooking classes for kids are offered in the month of July. Find the 2018 schedule at this link.
Classes are free.
“Kids Cook” Classes at 12South Farmers Market (Map)
The 12 South Farmers Market is pleased to announce the return of our Kids Cook classes! Our Kids Cook classes focus on teaching children the foundation of healthy eating, about eating through the seasons, getting to know your farmer, and gaining hands-on experience preparing locally grown ingredients available at the market. Each class will include a guided market tour, small group instruction, sample tastings, and recipes to take home. These classes are offered to children ages 8-12 and held on select Tuesdays throughout the season from 5:15-6:15pm. Pre-registration is required.
- May 29-Super Stir Fry (Anthony DeGeorge- Executive Chef at Avo)
- June 12-Great Grilled Cheeses (Tyler Saracino-Executive Sous Chef at Holston House)
- June 19- Never-Ending Noodles (Tom Eckert- Chef at Tansuo)
- July 3-Totally Tacos (Karman Meyer-RD for TN Beef Industry Council)
- July 10 Delicious Dips (Chelsea LeBlanc-RDN)
The Mall at Green Hills (Map) (615) 292-5066
Cool Springs Galleria (Map) (615) 771-0427
Junior Chef classes are offered at Williams – Sonoma stores. Class size is limited so registering early is a must. Most classes are geared toward kids age 8-13. Classes are generally on Saturdays at 10AM but schedules vary so be sure to check the website and register in advance. Classes are free.
Do you know of a cooking class for kids that we missed? Leave the information in the comments and we’ll add it to our list!
Rachel is a Middle Tennessee native, born and raised in the Nashville area and having lived in Hendersonville, Murfreesboro, and Mount Juliet. She is mom to 3, step mom to 4 and Grandma to one (so far!)