Cooking with your children is a great way to teach all sorts of skills including healthy eating habits, measuring, following recipes and it’s a great activity to do together. Below is a list of some great classes and programs in central Iowa for you to teach your children how to cook. Also, many of these offer adult classes too. A great idea for date night!
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Learn how to cook with Alessandra. Born in Italy, she has a passion to share her love for food and cooking with others. She offers cooking classes for all ages. You can even set-up your very own cooking class with a group of friends. Take a look at the classes she has scheduled or set-up your very own class here.
Des Moines Social Club
The Culinary Loft takes place downtown at the Des Moines Social Club and is presentd by Meredith Corporation and Cathy & Steve Lacy. They offer a wide variety of culinary classes for all levels. Take a look at the culinary calendar here.
Every now and then your local Hy-Vee may offer a fun kids cooking class. Contact your local Hy-Vee to see when their next kids cooking class is scheduled. They also offer great freezer meal prep classes, which is a great way for you to stock your freezers with healthy meals.
The Machine Shed
What better place to learn how to cook then at the classic Machine Shed? This program is great for play groups, scouts, church groups and more. Your children will learn how to measure and mix, use kitchen gadgets, follow recipes, learn etiquette, safety and nutrition. Take a look here for upcoming dates.
Your local community or parks and recreation department may offer kids cooking classes (or adult cooking classes). Take a look at their seasonal directories to see if they are offering something that would work for you!
This is a great place for your children to learn about what foods nourish their bodies in a fun way! They offer classes for children starting at age 5 years. Some great classes they offer include: Sunday Brunch, Homemade Lunchables, Taco Tuesday, Mother & Child workshop, and many more. Sign-up here.
Jordan Creek Town Center
Williams-Sonoma offers Junior Chef classes. Most Saturday’s, they offer a special themed Junior Chef class such as Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Easter Cookies and more. Classes are suitable for ages 8 years to 13 years. Some locations offer Cooking Classes for adults. Check here to see if our location is offering an upcoming cooking class.
Sign-up for a cooking class at Wooden Spoons Workshops. They offer several cooking classes throughout the week. This may be a fun date-night idea. Although, no children’s cooking classes are scheduled, it does not hurt to contact and see if you can set something up.