Kids Classes & Events
Cooking Classes for Kids
Kids cooking classes are offered at ITK Culinary each Sunday at 10am, and are highlighted in yellow on our Calendar of Classes.
The Culinary Dude, Chef Scott Davis, created the Kids Cooking program for Whole Foods where they were wildly successful and has now brought this success to ITK Culinary. The Classes are designed to be hands on experience, targeted for kids from ages 4-14 years old. Participants are guided through each recipe, learning concepts such as measuring, cutting, peeling, sautéing, baking and more. Parents are given copies of recipes so your budding chef can recreate the meal for the family. Classes change weekly so check back frequently.
Our facility also hosts events such as lectures on resolving sugar cravings, creating natural organic baby food, what to pack for school lunches and how to deal with picky eaters. We try to have one lecture or guest speaker per month.
Yes we do have kid's birthday parties! Parents can select any one of our courses led by The Culinary Dude or consult with our staff to create the perfect menu/event for your little one. Parties are typically 2 hours long and we focus on getting the kids involved while having fun. You can have your party here where we have ample parking and beautiful furnishings or have us come to your location. Here are a few themes of the parties we offer:
Easy, healthy meals for such as Meat and Vegetable Wraps, Baked Sweet Potato Fries, Homemade Baked Potato Chips and Fruit Kabobs, round out this healthy meal class experience.
To encompass the flavors of good old Southern Food, in this class we will be making rich Macaroni & Cheese, Oven Baked Fried Chicken and Collard Greens.
This class offers the students the opportunity to make their own Mexican Tortillas, Salsa, Guacamole, Chicken and Beef, all from scratch, then with these ingredients, having the choice to make their own Burritos or Tacos.
Learning about how Lasagna is layered and prepared as well as making the perfect Italian Meatball with Sauce, are the goals for this class. Each student will have the chance to take part in the preparation of these traditional Italian dishes.
Hamburgers and Apple Pie, you can't get more American then that! Each student will be making their own Hamburger Buns from scratch in addition to their own Beef, Chicken or Turkey burger. Freshly baked apple pie made by the class will be for dessert.
Traditional Mediterranean dips such as Baba Ganoush and Hummus, Cucumber Tomato Salad as well as Lemon Feta Chicken will represent our exploration into the Mediterranean Cuisine on this day.
With its diverse flavors and ingredients, the Asian Cuisine class offers the student the opportunity to explore such Asian staples as Thai Shrimp Lettuce Wraps, Cellophane Noodle Salad and Asian BBQ Chicken.
It’s time to dip fruits, vegetables, meat and delicious bread into amazing fondue flavors. We will be preparing Asparagus Bacon, Swiss and Caramel fondue and eat until our tummies are full!!
We’ll be making pizza dough and sauce from scratch and prepare such ingredients as Broccoli, Red Pepper, Canadian Bacon, Goat Cheese, Seasoned Baked Chicken, Mushrooms, Shrimp, Italian Sausage, Red Onions, Mozzarella cheese and Soy Sausage as toppings.
ITK Culinary is dedicated to making cooking accessible to everyone. To that end, we have partnered with Kids Cooking for Life to bring cooking programs to underserved youths in the community. In the past months, ITK and Kids Cooking for Life have banded together to bring students from locals schools for a weeklong camps focusing on nutrition, food preparation, safety and skills. Funding has been generously supported by the Ted B. Smith and Family Foundation.
For more information or to contribute funding for future classes, please contact us.