Cooking Classes for Kids & Teens

These classes and opportunities will help your kids get on the road to culinary stardom, or perhaps just be a little more self-sufficient after school. Plus, maybe after a few lessons, your next “dinner out” will be at home!


Cake Time • Chantilly, VA
As our area’s very first cake decorating studio, guests are invited to choose a cake, cupcake, or cookies (baked fresh, on-site, of course!) and decorate a one-of-a-kind confection with an assortment of icing, fondant, sprinkles, and more.

Culinaria • Vienna, VA
This dedicated cooking school will expand your child’s palate and skills with classes and camps for all ages. Plus, they’re fun, too!

Cookology • Arlington, VA
Kids will enjoy cooking classes with more menu options than you can shake a breadstick at!

Fran’s Cake & Candy • Fairfax, VA
Kids, tweens, and teens are invited to Fran’s Cake & Candy for decorating classes where they’ll create edible masterpieces!

Cookie Classes • McLean, VA
Cookie Classes invites you to decorate with them! These in-person classes cover all-things-sugar cookies, including icing, dough, and decorating.

Tiny Chefs • Multiple Locations
Tiny Chef cooking events are a great way to introduce children to the joy of cooking and baking!


Fleur De Cuisine • Sterling, VA
Little ones will enjoy the perfect introduction to the kitchen with Fleur De Cuisine! At select times, they offer specialty cooking classes in and around the area for young ones and their grown-up families. In addition to their website, find their events on Facebook, too.

Conche Chocolate & Cake Studio • Sterling, VA
This new dedicated location, separate from their Leesburg, VA, restaurant, offers various classes and opportunities that all center around chocolate! Find their events on Eventbrite.

Sur La Table • Multiple Locations
Sur La Table stores offer plenty of cooking opportunities for kids to get started in the kitchen!

Wegmans • Multiple Locations
Prior to the pandemic, Wegmans offered a wide variety of themed parent-child cooking opportunities, each centered around quality ingredients! We’re hoping they return with in-person classes soon!

Whole Foods Market • Multiple Locations
As part of its efforts to inspire kids to learn to love fresh and whole foods, Whole Foods Market occasionally offers various drop-in cooking opportunities for little ones.

Williams-Sonoma • Multiple Locations
This gourmet kitchen store offers occasional weekend cooking classes for kids — a great way to learn a skill or two and make new friends.


Maggiano’s Little ItalyMcLean, VA & Springfield, VA
Occasionally, Maggiano’s offers cooking classes for children packed with fun, creativity, and yummy Italian food!

Matchbox • Multiple Locations
Occasionally, this popular vintage pizza bistro offers kid’s cooking classes centered around pizza!

Melting Pot • Multiple Locations
Occasionally, the Melting Pot offers Little Chefs, where your pint-sized chef-in-training will learn to fondue like a pro!

Fire Works Pizza • Leesburg, VA
Fire Works Pizza offers occasional hands-on cooking opportunities for children.


There are also a ton of great cooking classes and opportunities available through your municipality’s community/rec center:





Disclaimer: Events/opportunities are curated from public sources and are subject to changes/cancelations that might not be reflected on

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