Kids’ Cooking Classes

Where the kitchen is their playground.

Let your child’s imagination and palate soar to new heights with kids’ cooking classes from PCC! In our classrooms, kids of all ages and stages — from two to 15 — are able to start their culinary journeys. Students will grow their confidence with foundational skills as they explore new foods and practice working with others.

Have a future baker on your hands? Unleash their inventive side as they decode the science of desserts. Want to share your love of food? Spark creativity working hand-in-hand to craft snacks inspired by your little one’s favorite books. School break coming up? Treat them to a tour of global cuisines in our seasonal cooking camps.

See what’s cooking in our classrooms.

Featured Class

Midwinter Break Camp: PCC Baking Academy

PCC Cooks Staff

Ages 8 to 12, Kids Only

Kids will bake their way around the world exploring global flavors and techniques in our new Midwinter Break baking camp! We’ll cover the essentials of pastry-making and develop the building blocks for a lifetime of scratch-made sweets.

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All About Chocolate

Erica Weisman

Ages 7 to 9, Kids Only, Vegetarian

Discover the many ways cocoa and chocolate can come to life in the kitchen, from sweet morsels to savory meals. Kids will learn to make three different dishes in which chocolate plays a mouthwatering part, from drinking chocolate to mole enchiladas to truffles.

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Cook Around the World: Chinese New Year 

Lee Baker

Ages 10 to 12, Kids Only

Explore this annual celebration through your taste buds! Students will form pot stickers by hand, practice knife safety and learn techniques for stir-frying, steaming and baking. These dumplings symbolize reunion — there’s nothing better to gather around than a scratch-made meal!

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After-School Cooking Club: All Across Asia

Cam Zarcone

Ages 8 to 12, Kids Only

In this series of three after-school classes, kids will have fun exploring the cultural cuisines of three different Asian countries. Students will use fresh ingredients to cook seven flavorful dishes in the classroom, and come home inspired to create more of their own meals from scratch.

All About Chocolate

Erica Weisman

Ages 7 to 9, Kids Only, Vegetarian

Discover the many ways cocoa and chocolate can come to life in the kitchen, from sweet morsels to savory meals. Kids will learn to make three different dishes in which chocolate plays a mouthwatering part, from drinking chocolate to mole enchiladas to truffles.

Cook Around the World: Chinese New Year 

Lee Baker

Ages 10 to 12, Kids Only

Explore this annual celebration through your taste buds! Students will form pot stickers by hand, practice knife safety and learn techniques for stir-frying, steaming and baking. These dumplings symbolize reunion — there’s nothing better to gather around than a scratch-made meal!

Gluten-Free Pizza Party

Birgitte Antonsen, N.T.P.

Ages 8 to 12, Gluten-Free, Kid + Adult, Vegetarian

Bring the joy of homemade pizza into your gluten-free life! Kids will create their own custom, gluten-free pizzas, choosing from a colorful variety of fresh, vegan toppings. After the pizza party, kids will satisfy their seasonal sweet teeth with gluten-free, spiced sweet potato muffins.

Kids Bake Pie

Lisa Crawford

Ages 10 to 12, Kid + Adult

The best cure for grey skies? Fresh-baked pies. Kids and adults will work together to make two different types of pie: savory pot pie and sweet hand pie. Each provides a great opportunity for learning baking basics — like making pastry dough and crafting both sweet and savory flavors.

Kitchen Chemistry: Pudding

Cam Zarcone

Ages 7 to 9, Kids Only, Vegetarian

Decode dessert science by whipping up three very different, very delicious puddings. Kids will learn to use the stovetop while unlocking the science-based secrets of starches, foams, pH and more. This class builds a solid foundation for future kitchen success.

Let's Make Dinner

Lizzie Diehl, M.S., C.N., Ami Karnosh, M.S., C.N.

Ages 4 to 6, Kid + Adult, Vegetarian

Kids who help make dinner are more likely to eat a healthy, balanced diet — and we’re here to help make the process fun! We’ll work together in small groups while preparing dinner items well-suited for little hands. Kids will get plenty of practice with chopping, mixing and teamwork.

Midwinter Break Camp: PCC Baking Academy

PCC Cooks Staff

Ages 8 to 12, Kids Only

Kids will bake their way around the world exploring global flavors and techniques in our new Midwinter Break baking camp! We’ll cover the essentials of pastry-making and develop the building blocks for a lifetime of scratch-made sweets.

Parisian Pastry for Teens

Lee Baker

Ages 12 to 16, Kids Only, Vegetarian

A crowd-pleaser at any holiday party, cream puffs are as fun to make as they are to eat. This class will take teens through each step of crafting these sweet treats from scratch: the shell, the delicate craquelin pastry, two different mousse fillings and finally, a chocolate dipping sauce.

Ready, Set, Bake!

Lisa Crawford

Ages 10 to 12, Kids Only, Vegetarian

Don’t get bored — get baking! Winter is the perfect season for kids to explore in the kitchen. Students will make both their own bread dough and sweet dough for cinnamon rolls, learn the magical properties of yeast and discover flavorful uses for different types of flour.

Sun Bread and Moon Butter

Lizzie Diehl, M.S., C.N.

Ages 2 to 3, Kid + Adult, Vegetarian

Getting kids excited about cooking is Lizzie’s bread and butter — literally. This class is inspired by the beloved children’s book, “Sun Bread.” Kids will discover how much fun there is to have in the home kitchen in a supportive environment exploring tastes, smells and textures.

Tea Time

Erica Weisman

Ages 2 to 3, Kid + Adult, Vegetarian

We’re taking your toddler’s tea party to a whole new level! Have fun learning simple, long-lasting kitchen activities that little ones will love to take part in. Put together tasty tea sandwiches and hand pies, bake perfectly plump blueberry muffins and learn to blend your own herbal teas.

The Gruffalo’s Feast

Lee Baker

Ages 4 to 6, Kid + Adult, Vegetarian

Let’s go on an adventure! We have reimagined the beloved children’s book “The Gruffalo” into a creative and flavorful cooking class built for any budding chef. Kids will learn to make their own personal pizza, fresh fruit salad and their very own Gruffalo Crumble!

Wok Star

Christina Chung

Ages 12 to 16, Kids Only

Chinese cuisine highlights many versatile ingredients and techniques. Teens will prepare a delicious and authentic noodle dish, make quick fried rice and master the basics of stir-frying. They’ll use various kitchen tools and come away excited to recreate these dishes at home.