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Help your kids learn kitchen basics and healthy habits by sending them to a metro Atlanta cooking class. They might develop a passion for cooking just like four junior chefs in our Kids Who Cook feature. Also check out these cool cookbooks and kitchen products your kids will love.

Young Chefs Academy

Students 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. The MasterChef program is an opportunity for Junior and Senior chefs to master weekly classes in hopes of earning the elite black chef jacket and becoming a YCA MasterChef. Cumming, Marietta, Midtown (location temporarily closed) and Sandy Springs. Prices start at $35 or $40 per class. To register, visit the website.

Kroger’s Chef Junior Program

On hold due to COVID-19.
This program is a cooking class for kids on Saturday mornings at select Atlanta Kroger locations. Each class includes activities such as decorating a cupcake or creating a fruit pizza. 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. $7 per class. To register, visit the website.

Williams-Sonoma Junior Chef Classes

Kids can learn to make recipes from scratch, from main courses to desserts, during monthly classes. Dates and recipes vary by location; starting at $20. To register, visit the website and search for junior chef classes.

The Cooking School at Irwin Street

Kids can try the Play With Your Food classes to learn how to make pizza and pasta from scratch, breakfast foods, tacos and more. They also offer parent and child classes, and even one taught by a mom and daughter duo. $85 and up. 660 Irwin St. NE, Atlanta. To register, visit the website.

MJCCA Culinary Arts

The center offers cooking classes for preschoolers and older kids and family programs for everyone. Kids work on proper techniques for measuring, chopping, cutting, mixing, pouring and more, as well as kitchen safety measures. Sessions range from 16-18 classes, with prices starting at $340. 5342 Tilly Mill Rd., Dunwoody. To register, visit the website and search for Culinary Arts.

Publix Aprons Cooking School

Kids’ Topics classes let children 8-12 learn the fundamentals of cooking; $75 Big Chef, Little Chef is a fun opportunity for parents and kids (ages 5-12) to learn cooking techniques together. 4305 State Bridge Rd., Alpharetta. To register, visit the website.

Salud! Cooking School at Whole Foods

On hold due to COVID-19.
Teaching kids to make tasty meals could be as close as your local Whole Foods Market. Try the Kids Cook classes for ages 10-12, where kids can learn to prepare dishes like minestrone soup and breads. The Families Cook classes prepare a variety of dishes. Also available are the Tots Cook and Dad & Me sessions. Alpharetta and Johns Creek locations. Prices start at $15. To see the schedule and to register, visit the website.

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 a variety of classes by themselves. Some include: Italian Feast, Southern Classics, Baking Fun, Cookie Decorating and more. All classes include recipes, samples of the food prepared and complimentary beverages. Starting at $39. Classes vary be age and location. 1544 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta. To register, visit the website.

Bellina Alimentari

Try a pizza or pasta making class hosted by an Italian-trained chef at Ponce City Market. Classes suitable for parents and children are held throughout the year. Following the cooking class, enjoy a sampling of the pasta made during class. Get your hands messy mixing the raw materials and kneading the dough, and take your finished product home to cook in your kitchen. The classes often sell out quickly, so make sure to reserve early. $55 per person. To register, visit the website.

Vino Venue

With Family Fun classes, kids learn kitchen basics, techniques and safety while learning more about food culture and healthy eating. Classes include pizza night and taco night. To register, visit the website and choose the calendar tab for schedule. These afternoon classes are $49 per person.


How neat would it be for a professional chef to come into your home and teach a cooking class? Choose the cooking class and chef you would like to work with, the date and price. You can choose “My Place” for the chef to come into your home and teach the class or “Chef’s Place” to go to their location, which may be a small cafe, art gallery, etc. Book and pay online to finalize. Prices vary by class.

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