California Kids' Cooking Class Provider
Culinary Kids’ founder Bonnie Bachelor is an elementary school teacher-turned kids’ cooking class extraordinaire. In 2008, she opened Culinary Kids in her local community center for its first summer of “cooking camps.” Since then Culinary Kids has grown to eight cities in Orange County and enrolls over 700 young chefs during the summers. They’ve also expanded to include after-school enrichment programs and kids’ birthday parties.
In Culinary Kids’ classes children between the ages of 5 and 13 create theme-based snacks and meals to share with family and friends. Through the core values of teamwork, independence, and learning, the Culinary Kids Vision is to empower children to be lifelong learners by developing confidence through shared experiences and mutual encouragement.
Culinary Kids was born out of a love of teaching and good food.
New York City Non-profit
Culikid was founded in 2016 to help individuals of all abilities, including those with special needs, strengthen their social and independent living skills through healthy culinary experiences. Culikid uses cooking as an opportunity for individuals to increase independence, build relationships, practice fine motor and academic skills, and learn how to eat healthier.
The organization started with quarterly popup cooking classes for children with special needs and has since grown to offer classes on a monthly to bi-monthly basis. Culikid also added new programs which include a weekly teen cooking class (Foodie Friends) and a summer cooking camp for children and teens.
Children with diagnoses such as autism may be more likely to avoid foods based on sensory sensitivity or due to valuing their known routines. We’ve seen that after cooking, a child will be more likely to try a new food than if they were served something unfamiliar that they did not help prepare.
Apron Masters Kitchen
Long Island Kosher Kitchen
Apron Masters Kitchen (AMK) is the first recreational kosher cooking school on Long Island geared to kids and adults. Founded in 2019, AMK was born from the desire to improve the options for kosher recreational activities within the community and provide a relaxed environment that encourages everyone to learn about food.
AMK hosts classes, special events, competitions, demonstrations, product launches, food photography and more in their 2,400 square foot home-style kitchen. Founders Roee Mordechai and Sharona Furman believe that food brings people together, and that Apron Masters Kitchen is the perfect place for everyone of all ages to gather, inspire and create.
Being comfortable in the kitchen is an important skill regardless of age or experience.