Join our after-school cooking class where your child can explore new healthy cuisines. Each day students will cook with vegetables, learn new skills and have fun.
Expand Your Palate!
Cook Like A Chef!
Explore New Cultures!
Fall 2019 - Mediterranean Favorites
Kids will learn to cook Mediterranean classics in this fun, hands-on cooking class. Mediterranean food is considered one of the healthiest cuisines in the world because it focuses on lean proteins, healthy fats (olive oil) and lots of fresh fruits and vegetables without sacrificing flavor. We teach kids to expand their palates, try new foods and learn a variety of fast, easy recipes they can make at home. Develop your culinary confidence, learn from professional chefs and eat delicious food from Greece, North Africa, Spain, Italy and more!
All recipes are nut-free & have vegetarian options. This session includes: Couscous Salad, Chickpea Sauté with Greek Yogurt, Homemade Pita Bread, Beef & Veggie Shish Kabobs, Quinoa Salad, The “Chocolate-Cookie” Roll & more!
A digital cookbook with all of the recipes from this session will be emailed to all participants the day before the first class so you can recreate the recipes at home!
On the last day of class, parents are invited to our Kid Restaurant, where the parents can see what their kids learned during the session. Get hungry to learn the art of cooking!!
Enrollment is limited to 16 students per class. Register today!
“Jacob absolutely adored Cooking! Every Wednesday he brings me some of what he's made to try and he's SO PROUD. Plus it has totally opened up a whole new world of food for him! I made pesto pasta a few weeks before class started and he looked at it like I was serving him raw squid, but once he made it in class it became his favorite.”
“Every session we have offered cooking through LIFT Enrichment, we have reached maximum enrollment. The kids really enjoy the recipes and working with the chef instructors. It has been a great partnership!”
After School Enrichment Coordinator, Laurence School
Testimonials - From Schools
“Thank you so much! It’s always great having you at (our) school. You are great with the kids and put on a really fun show for the parents. (It’s) a wonderful thing to be able to teach kids to eat healthy, use kitchen equipment safely, and try new things.”
- Gricelda Gamboa, Director of Enrichment, Village School
“We've had the Cooking class as a part of our enrichment program at Seven Arrows for several years and it's always a hit with our families. Students enjoy working with their hands and tasting the results of their work; everyone, parents and students, get a delicious, healthy snack!- Sonja Carlson, After-school Coordinator, Seven Arrows Elementary School
“The kids at Children’s Community School enjoyed the cooking class and looked forward to it each week. They liked the process of making the food and loved eating it afterwards.”
- George Nersisyan, After-School Enrichment Director, Children’s Community School
“Everything was great. We look forward to working with your Cooking class each year!”
- Layne Pflierger, After-School Director, John Thomas Dye School
Testimonials - From Parents
“Juliet has been raving about the kale salad and the kale bruschetta that the chef made with the students. She really wants to make the recipes by herself at home. Thanks!”
- Kate, parent
“My son was very proud to share with me the cooking techniques he learned and looked forward to recreating the recipes at home.
– Diane, parent
“My daughter loved it and could not wait to try something new each week. She would call me at work as soon as she got home to tell me what she made (in class) and could not wait for me to try it. She had already made out a shopping list so that she could try making it for the family at home. I think this class is a great opportunity for the kids to try something new and to learn cooking skills!”
- Thea, parent,
“Hailey loves your class so much and we are so grateful. One of her chores is to make Tomato and Basil Bruschetta before dinner at least once a week. It's better than any restaurant we've been to. We've also learned about a number of Italian cities, including Genova, Rome, and Parma. Anyway, she has grown a bunch in your class. Thank you so much.”
- Bob, parent
“Thank you for the love and care that you are putting into your cooking. Niki absolutely loves your class and always looks forward to cooking on Tuesdays.”
- Navid, parent
“My son Otto enjoyed your class very much and loved every dish. He even enjoyed the food prep and cooking process. Thanks!”
- Jessie, mother
“(My son) had a great time and was very proud of the food they made and fun facts he learned. It was all delicious.”
- Lori, parent
“Your classes changed our girl’s life. She cooks more at home. We love all your cooking and recipes. Thank you. We hope to have you in the fall. We will sign up for every single class you have.”
- Joanne, parent
“Thank you for making one of my son’s favorite dishes, Pasta Primavera with all the veggies, as well as incorporating veggies into all of the other recipes he prepared in class.”
- Heather, parent
“The class has been incredibly influential with eating habits at home and it has also provided a focus for my daughter. She has embraced a new confidence which will surely be a big part of her life in future growth. Thank you for offering the class.”
- Omar, parent
“My daughter is really enjoying the cooking class!”
- Heike, parent
“My child loves making the Broccoli slaw. She’s made it twice for two events! It’s a great recipe. Thanks.”
- Jessica, parent
“My son loved his experience at (Cooking) Camp. He was excited about cooking his delicious lunch. The counselors did a great job with the kids - each day was fun and filled with learning”
.- Courtney parent