If you have a picky eater at home or a little chef who is just really keen to spend time in the kitchen – enrolment in cooking classes will provide more than just a few benefits!

Children can learn important and practical kitchen skills, sharpen their math skills, develop social interaction skills, improve comprehension and literacy through cooking–it’s also plain old fun. Some of these classes also teach kids about healthy eating and nutrition; it’s perfect for those who don’t want anything beyond hotdogs or macaroni noodles.

Kids might not end up gaining a full-blown passion for the culinary arts–but taking part in cooking class is worth it just to see what they’re capable of achieving when given some guidance.

Take a look at our top cooking classes for kids in and around Boston below:

Where: 21 Turnpike Road (Route 9 West), Southborough, MA 01772

Culinary Underground offers cooking classes and summer camps for kids 10 and up.

During these classes, kids will get to know food – where it comes from, how to prepare and season it properly, and why it’s so important to break bread with other people. You can choose between School Vacation Week Camp or Summer Vacation Camps.  All classes are full participation, hands-on classes. 

Where: 53 Winchester St., Newton Highlands, MA

At Create a Cook, kids can attend After-school Programs, Adult & Child Workshops as well as Birthday Parties and Summer Programs!

Each session has a general theme and as in any of the classes, each student brings home all of their creations to share! Each class is a mix of cooking and baking for all skill levels!

Where: 14 High St., North Andover, MA 01845

Taste Buds Kitchen offers cooking classes & parties for kids, families, and adults ages 2-99.

During the kids cooking classes and camps, little chefs will gain kitchen confidence, learn essential cooking skills, and make new friends.

Where: 11 Wheeler Rd. Concord, MA 01742
Hours: Sunday – Saturday: 8 AM – 7 PM

Verrill Farm offers cooking classes for kids, teens & adults!

Classes are taught by professional farm stand chefs & bakers, some classes are demonstration style with tastings of what is being prepared & some are hands-on. All participants will leave with new skills, recipes & food made during the cooking class! 

Where: Multiple locations around Boston

Panera Bread offers a Bakers in Training Workshop, which is an introductory culinary experience for kids ages 5-12 years old to learn the essentials of kitchen safety, food preparation, food handling, and more.

Whatsmore, kids will get to enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the Panera Bread kitchen, witness a baking demonstration, decorate their own cookies, and more!

Hours: 9.30 AM-6 PM Monday-Saturday | 12 PM-5 PM Sunday.

Besides being a retail store where you will find unique items, Duck Soup also offers cooking lessons for kids of all interests!

There are classes with different themes, baking camps, and a summer camp featuring farm-to-table dishes with local ingredients.

Where: 2020 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA
Hours: Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9:30 AM – 5 PM

During the summer months and school vacations, CSCA hosts classes for teens, tweens, and in-betweens ages 8 – 17. We introduce our budding culinarians to basic kitchen concepts like food safety, knife skills, and proper cooking and baking techniques.

Through hands-on cooking and lively presentations, students learn about nutrition and the positive impact eating locally can have on the environment and their bodies.

Kids Cooking Green offers cooking classes, one-day workshops, and fun programs!

Where: Boston

Little chefs is the only mobile cooking class for kids in the Boston area. 

The teaching staff is passionate about children, health, and creative learning and they go to your home, provide the supplies and food, and teach your children the joy of preparing a healthy meal!