Workshops

Calling all Little Chefs! This July, we are holding our first ever Cooking Workshop! This workshop is made especially for eager young children who have a special interest in the culinary arts. Our Cooking Workshop will help your little one hone their interests, as well as their basic life skills, like preparing food, cleaning up after themselves, and interacting with new friends. 

Some Developmentally Appropriate Cooking Practices

Toddlers – 1.6 years to 2.11 years

  1. Peeling
  2. Slicing (plastic or child-friendly knives)
  3. Scooping
  4. Pouring
  5. Mixing

Preschool aged 3-5 years

  1. Peeling
  2. Slicing (plastic or child-friendly knives)
  3. Scooping
  4. Pouring
  5. Mixing
  6. Picking or pinching (e.g. malunggay leaves)
  7. Sifting
  8. Spreading
  9. Cutting with child-friendly scissors

Early grades 6-9 years

  1. Peeling
  2. Slicing with a sharper knive
  3. Scooping
  4. Pouring
  5. Mixing
  6. Picking or pinching (e.g. malunggay leaves)
  7. Sifting
  8. Spreading
  9. Cutting with child-friendly scissors
  10. Using a rolling pin
  11. Making rolls (e.g. lumpia or Korean Gimbap)
  12. Operating appliances like a blender, electric mixer, or a griddle
  13. Molding shapes with their hands
  14. Flipping pancakes or eggs 

References: 

Gavin, M.L. (2014). Cooking with Preschoolers. Retrieved from https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/cooking-preschool.html

Bouchon, J.L. (N.D.). The grade school chef: Cooking with 6-9 year olds. Retrieved from https://www.epicurious.com/archive/everydaycooking/family/cooking-with-kids-gradeschool-skills