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!
Cooking With Kids in the Twin Cities
Cooks of Crocus Hill • St. Paul, Minneapolis, Stillwater
Options include single classes as well as three-day cooking camps and range from $60-$225.
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.
Just for Kids at Whole Foods • Minneapolis
Classes are every other Saturday for 5-12 year olds. Throughout the school year, these hour-long classes are $8 for Whole Kids Club Members and $10 for non-members. .
**Currently in Transition**The Kids Cooking School • Lino Lakes
Junior Chef Classes and Intro to Junior Chef Classes are offered to 3 – 15 year olds. Intro to Junior Chef Classes is a series of three classes that prepares your kids with proper kitchen basics. Junior Chef Classes teach different techniques.
Sara Scholtens • Roseville
Teaches cooking classes in the home. Classes geared toward age 5-7 and 8-12. $30/parent-child pair. Call Sara to sign up at 612-310-7630.
Rivertown Inn • Stillwater
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.
THAT Cooking School • St. Paul
Kids Paint and Cook Classes happen every other week from 10 am- noon. They begin in the kitchen creating a healthy snack and move to the art room to create a masterpiece out of acrylic. You can catch these classes during the school year.
Way Cool Cooking School • Eden Prairie
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. Classes for parents and kids ages 3-15 are offered on various days and at various times.
Williams Sonoma • Roseville, Edina, Minnetonka, Maple Grove
Classes are offered throughout the year based on a theme or an event. Check out the website for more details.
Midwest Home Brewing • Eden Prairie
Not just for beer making. Learn to make pop, kombucha and cheese, too. Find classes on their website,