Help your kids learn kitchen basics and healthy habits by sending them to a cooking class. And hey, maybe they will be the ones making dinner this week!

Young Chefs Academy

Kids learn everything from kitchen safety to baking techniques to table setting. Kids can enroll in weekly cooking classes for beginners or in one of the more in-depth programs such as Junior or Senior Chef classes. There’s even a “kindercooks” class for preschool and early elementary children. Three metro Atlanta locations. See website for schedule. 

Sur la Table 

The Phipps Plaza and North Point Mall locations offer a wide variety of cooking classes for adults and kids. Check out the Mommy & Me Baking Together class to learn baking classics or the Confident Cooking for Kids summer camp series, which teaches techniques for everything from grilling and sautéing to making pizza and pasta from scratch. See website for schedule.

The Cook’s Warehouse 

Your family can attend a cooking class such as Pizza Night: Family Fun Hands On for Adults and Kids to learn the basics of pizza making or kids can attend Cooking Fundamentals or Flavors of the World summer cooking camps.  All classes include recipes, samples of the food prepared and demonstrations. Three metro Atlanta locations. See website for schedule.

Salud! Cooking School at Whole Foods

Teaching kids to make tasty meals could be as close as your local Whole Foods Market. In addition to cooking classes for adults, Whole Foods also has classes for the younger set. In the summer, they also offer summer camps. Alpharetta and Johns Creek locations. See websites for schedule.

MJCCA Culinary Arts

The Center offers cooking classes for ages preschool to adult and family programs for everyone to join in on the fun. Try Family Falafel Night, Cookin’ with the Grandkids or one of the Teens Chopped Challenges. Just like on TV, teens will compete against fellow chefs in a race against the clock to create dishes with a basket of mystery ingredients. See website for schedule.

Bellina Alimentari

Try a pizza or pasta making class hosted by an Italian-trained chef at the Ponce City Market location. Parent and child pasta and pizza classes are held throughout the year. Following the cooking class, enjoy a tasting of the pasta made during class. Participants will also be able to take home their creations. See website for schedule.

The Cooking School at Irwin Street

Kids can try the Play With Your Food or the Cooking with Special Diets classes. During Play With Your Food classes, parents join their children while making pasta or soup from scratch, baking bread, cooking mac and cheese and more. Jake from Jake’s Ice Creams is one of the founding chefs. 660 Irwin St., Atlanta. See website for schedule.

Publix Aprons Cooking School 

Kids Topics classes let children learn the fundamentals of cooking. In the Let’s Bake class, students learn about baking Pistachio and Coconut Blondies, Strawberry White Chocolate Muffins, Salted Maple Pie and more. Menu changes with each class. Alpharetta. See website for schedule.

Kroger’s Chef Junior Program 

This program is a cooking class for kids on Saturday mornings at some Atlanta Kroger locations. Your child will receive a Kroger Chef Junior apron, chef’s hat, cooking utensil, patch and recipe box. In addition, kids will take home a recipe card that includes step-by-step instructions for a more involved cooking experience at home. See website for schedule.

California Pizza Kitchen

Kids love pizza, so why not give them a chance to learn how to make their own? California Pizza Kitchen offers behind-the-scenes tours of the kitchen and restaurant. Kids can have their birthday party here or just take a visit with friends. Visitors learn the secret to making (and eating) a perfect pizza pie, receive a goodie bag and more. See website for locations and to schedule.

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