Healthy eating is definitely part of the plan for the new year, and what better way to get the kids to eat their fruits & veggies than by having them cook it all up! Kids are much more likely to try new foods when they are involved in prepping and preparing of their meals. There are a variety of age-appropriate cooking classes around Austin for your junior chefs. Check out this round-up of where you can send the kids to hone their culinary skills.

Kids Cooking Classes in Austin:

Patricia’s Table
At Patricia’s Table, they strive to empower kids to expand their minds and taste buds while whipping up batches of fun in the kitchen. Their hands-on cooking classes combine culinary techniques, locally-grown foods, and fresh flavors where kids can create sweet and savory treats from scratch. Click here to view their listing of classes and to learn about their summer camp program.

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Foodie Kids
Foodie Kids offers cooking classes, camps, parties and a premiere selection of cooking supplies and kitchen products for kids and families. Click here to view the full schedule of offerings. They also have a drop-in Makery® where you can make snacks or decorate cupcakes & cookies for a playdate or afterschool activity. Click here to learn more.

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Bake Austin
Bake Austin offers a variety of classes for ages 8-15 in Central Austin. Classes range from baking to cake decorating to making apple roses or preparing healthy lunches. Click here to view their list of classes and camps.

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Cook, Learn, Grow!
This culinary program for kids offers afterschool classes as well as camps. Classes reinforce literacy, math, science, nutrition and social skills, while exploring diverse foods. Classes taught by experienced and certified teachers and local professional chefs. Click here to learn more and view the schedule of classes.

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Kids Kitchen
Kids Kitchen is passionate about introducing children to healthy foods in a creative, fun approach! They are a mobile-kitchen and can come to your home, school, church, or facility. They also hold classes and parties in a commercial kitchen in the heart of Cedar Park, Texas. Click here to learn more.

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Sticky Fingers Cooking
Sticky Fingers offers before and after school cooking classes for grades K-5 at a big selection of Austin schools. In every Sticky Fingers class, kids get hands-on experience preparing nutritious food that they’ll love, even for the pickiest eaters. Click here to view the selection of classes.

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Williams-Sonoma Jr. Chef Classes
Williams-Sonoma offers junior chef classes at all of its stores. Most of the time these are offered for free. Staff at the store show kids quick and delicious recipes, from main courses to desserts and snacks, with plenty of tasting along the way. For specific times and more details, find your local store. Class size is limited, and you must call your local store to register. Click here to view the scheduled classes for this month.

Central Market’s Cooking School
For teens ages 13 & up, Central Market’s North Lamar location offers plenty of cooking classes throughout the year.  Click here to see the calendar of daily classes.

Know of other cooking classes for children? Please tell us in the comments below.