Cooking Classes for Kids & Teens

by Liz Jones | February 9, 2021 1:00 am

By DullesMoms, Mar 2020

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[1] | 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[2] | 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[3] | Arlington & Sterling, VA
Kids will enjoy cooking classes with more menu options than you can shake a breadstick at!

Fran’s Cake & Candy[4] | Fairfax, VA
Kids, tweens, and teens are invited to Fran’s Cake & Candy for decorating classes where they’ll create edible masterpieces!

Tiny Chefs[5] | Multiple Locations
Tiny Chef cooking events are a great way to introduce children to the joy of cooking and baking!

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Conche, The[6] | Leesburg, VA
Named after the machine that helped revolutionize the chocolate industry, The Conche is a chocolate-themed restaurant and shop that offers various classes and opportunities that all center around chocolate!

Simply Desserts[7] | Gainesville, VA
As your one-stop-shop for customized cheesecakes, wedding cakes, and tasty treats, Simply Desserts occasionally offers hands-on events and opportunities.

Sur La Table[8] | Multiple Locations
Sur La Table stores offer plenty of cooking opportunities for kids to get started in the kitchen!

Wegmans[9] | Multiple Locations
Wegmans offers a wide variety of themed parent-child cooking opportunities, each centered around quality ingredients!

Whole Foods Market[10] | 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[11] | 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.

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Maggiano’s Little Italy | McLean[12] & Springfield, VA[13]
Occasionally, Maggiano’s offers cooking classes for children packed with fun, creativity, and yummy Italian food!

Matchbox[14] | Multiple Locations
Occasionally, this popular vintage pizza bistro offers kids cooking classes that all center around pizza!

Melting Pot, The[15] | 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[16] | Leesburg, VA
Fire Works Pizza offers occasional hands-on cooking opportunities for children.

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

• Arlington County[17]

• Fairfax County[18]
• Alexandria, City of[19]
• Falls Church, City of[20]
• Fairfax City[21]
• Herndon Town of[22]
• McLean[23]
• Reston Association[24]
• Vienna, Town of[25]

• Loudoun County[26]
• Leesburg, Town of[27]

• Prince William County[28]
• Manassas Park[29]

Important Disclaimer: This opportunity is curated from a public source and subject to changes and/or cancelations that might not be reflected above. Always call to confirm before participating.

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  4. Fran’s Cake & Candy:
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  7. Simply Desserts:
  8. Sur La Table:
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  14. Matchbox:
  15. Melting Pot, The:
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  24. Reston Association:
  25. Vienna, Town of:
  26. Loudoun County:
  27. Leesburg, Town of:
  28. Prince William County:
  29. Manassas Park:

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