– Teaches kids how to be helpful and eventually independent in the kitchen. We teach kids how to understand and respect safety rules of the kitchen and then step by step they learn how to make breakfast (scrambled eggs, fritatas), lunch (sandwiches (they get to bake bread, make peanut butter and jam from scratch, soups), snacks, salads, desserts and so on. There is a sense of play in almost everything we do and we even get kids to try foods they might not have tried before with our taste, smell, texture approach.
Play with Your Food Instructors:
Chef Jake Rothschild
the Cooking School’s own Willy Wonka, creator of Jake’s Ice Cream, founding chef with the Cooking School at Irwin Street, Jake’s specialties include handmade pastas and sauces, super foods and teaching kids how to take over the kitchen with mom’s and dad’s approval!
Chef Christy Seelye- King
A professional chef and food historian with over 20 years teaching cooking with kids of all ages, Chef Christy began her training by serving a 3-year chef’s apprenticeship through the American Culinary Federation, becoming the first woman to graduate from the program in the SE in 1984. Chef Christy has served as a Chef instructor for Chattahoochee Technical College, Viking Cooking School and the Lead Homeschool Organization.
Chef Sandy Houdeshell
a founding chef/owner of our wonderful school, has a lifetime of experience creating fabulous food for 6 to 600, in addition to being the mother of two wonderful daughters, Sandy enjoys developing new recipes, experimenting with flavor profiles, and sharing her experience with foodies of all ages!
Play with Your Food Camps
June 4 – 8th Egg Camp Ages 10+ 10AM-1PM
June 11th – 15th Cooking for Special Diets Ages 10+ 10AM-1PM
June 25th – 29th Kids in the Kitchen Ages 6-9 10AM-12PM
July 2nd-3rd Two Day Tween Cooking Bootcamp Ages 9-13 10AM-2PM
July 5th-6th Two Day Tween Cooking Bootcamp Ages 9-13 10AM-2PM
July 9th – 13th Teen Cooking Skills – American Regional Cuisine Ages 12+ 10AM-1PM
July 16th – 20th Kids in the Kitchen Ages 6-9 10AM-12PM
August 20th – 24th Cooking for Special Diets Ages 10+ 10AM-1PM
Egg Camp Ages 10+
The legend of the Chef’s Toque (hat) tells us there is a fold in it for every way he knows how to cook an egg. How many folds would you have in your hat? Eggs are one of the foundations of cooking, and mastering skills in some of the hundreds of methods of cooking eggs will give you a wide base to explore many cuisines. At the end of Camp, you’ll be an Eggspert!
3 hours a day, M-F.
Cooking For Special Diets Ages 10+
Dietary restrictions can make cooking a challenge, and we’re up for the challenge! Topics covered will include basic kitchen skills and the nutritional make-up of foods, planning for diets including Allergies and Medical Sensitivities, Religious Dietary Laws, Vegan and Vegetarian, Gluten and Dairy-Free, Fresh vs. Processed Foods, and for Friday: Party Foods!
3 hours a day, M-F.
Kids in the Kitchen Ages 6-9
Start reading-age kids off on the right foot with an introduction to basic cooking skills and food knowledge. Topics include Tempting Tastes, Cleanliness, Food Labels, Measuring, Using Kitchen Appliances and more!
2 hours a day, M-F
Teen Cooking Skills – American Regional Cuisines Ages 12+
Explore the many distinct regional cuisines of our country and learn some basic cooking skills in the process! From Maine’s One Pot Meals to Georgia’s BBQ grills, from Midwestern Baking to Tex Mex and even Hawaiian Pineapples, this will be a culinary tour that includes geography, local specialties and good home cooking!
3 hours a day, M-F
Two Day Tween Cooking Bootcamp Ages 9-13
Spend two days and learn the basics of Sanitation and Safety, Knife Skills, Breakfast Foods, Easy Dinners for the Family, Healthy Snacks and Party Foods to celebrate the 4th of July!
4 hours a day, Monday and Tuesday OR Thursday and Friday
Cost per week, per child for camp is $400
Play with Your Food Afterschool Program
Have fun in the kitchen afterschool with the chefs, includes a light snack each day.
Weekly April 10 – May 25
Tuesday – Friday, 4- 6 pm
Ages to 8-14
Cost $65 for first class with additional classes only $35 per class/per child