Cooking With Kids in the Twin Cities: Classes, Camps, Parties

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A list of family-friendly places to learn cooking with kids in the Twin Cities. 

Do you have the gift of cooking with kids? If not, don’t feel bad.  I don’t either. I have a 11 year old daughter who–more than anything–loves cooking. I, personally, am not a fantastic cook or teacher. My girls in particular love to cook with their Aunt Ruhama and their Grandpa Kordatzky. Unfortunately, both these willing chefs live in Deep Wisconsin (extreme south and extreme east). So the fact that there are schools for chefs-in-the-making here in the Twin Cities makes me so incredibly happy! We’ve rounded up a list of places where kids can take cooking lessons.

Kids’ Cooking Classes in the Twin Cities

Way Cool Cooking School

16544 W. 78th Street, Eden Prairie, MN 55346
Offering Family Classes for parents and kids together as well as Kids-Only Classes, Way Cool Cooking School is the Cooking School Mecca on the west side of the metro. Parent-child classes for little chefs as young as age 3 through teenagers are offered on various days and at various times. Prices vary by class. $85/class and up.

Cooks of Crocus Hill

877 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
210 N. 1st Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Options include single classes as well as three-day cooking camps and range from $65 and up. Make candy, bake delicious pastries, be on a pretend TV show, learn the art of pasta making.  Cooks of Crocus Hill make cooking an exciting adventure.

Lynn’s Cake & Candy Supply

7213 University Ave NE, Fridley, MN 55432
Classes are offered January – September and sell out fast. Classes open up in January and often sell out by April. They include hands-on classes for making buttercream and fondant and birthday party classes for making cupcakes and chocolate candy. Prices include all necessary ingredients and instruction. $50/pp.

Rivertown Inn

306 Olive Street West, Stillwater, MN 55082
Parents and Kids Baking Class is offered in the late spring starting at noon and runs until 3 or 4 pm. For ages 8 and older. $75.00/pp.

THAT Cooking School

1323 Sibley Memorial Hwy, Mendota, MN 55150
Book a Kids Paint and Cook Class. Classes begin in the kitchen creating a healthy snack and move to the art room to create a masterpiece out of acrylic.

Williams Sonoma Kids Cooking Classes

Galleria, 3512 Galleria, Edina, MN 55435-4218
Ridgedale Center, 12251 Wayzata Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55305-5504
Rosedale Shopping Center, 1595 Highway 36 W, Space 910, Roseville, MN 55113-4094
Classes and workshops are offered throughout the year based on a theme or an event. Some are Free. Check out the website for more details. Virtual classes also offered.

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Cooking-Themed Birthday Party Venues for Kids & Teens

We list several venues in our Creative Arts Birthday Parties guide that offer cooking parties for both kids and teens. These include:

Learn more about each in our guide.

Twin Cities Summer Cooking Camps

Find summer camps with cooking themes in our specialty camps listings.  They include:

Campers can learn yummy recipes, healthy food selection, culinary skills and planning menus at some of these summer programs.


Don’t forget to check your local parks. They often offer after-school classes, school breaks and summer camps for kids who want to learn to cook.

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